Land Rover Discovery tows 110-tonne road train across Australia

Land Rover Discovery tows 110-tonne road train across Australia

It normally takes a 15-litre engine with nearly 3,000Nm of torque to pull a seven-trailer road train in Australia.

So it sounds crazy to even think that a Land Rover Discovery could tow one of those 110-tonne behemoths, right? Well, Land Rover didn’t think so, and the results may surprise you.

Not only did the 3.0-litre SUV — which seems minuscule in comparison — manage to pull the 100-metre-long road train, it even hit a speed of 27mph for 10 miles.

It’s not the first time a Discovery has punched well and truly above its towing weight, either — and more than 30 times in this case.

In 1989, the very first model managed to pull a train, while just last year a Discovery Sport towed three rail carriages 85ft above the Rhine.

Everything fitted to the 4×4 used in Australia is available as a factory option. So if you’re looking for something to haul a caravan, you certainly won’t find the Land Rover lacking…

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