The new Land Rover Discovery is a truly capable vehicle on or off the road, and to prove just how strong it is, Land Rover towed a train with one. By train, we mean a 121-ton ‘road train’.
The unmodified Discovery HSE Td6 managed to pull the road train — measuring 328-foot long — for nearly 10 miles across the Australian Outback, demonstrating the award-winning towing capability of the improved Discovery, notably the HSE Td6 model with its 3.0-liter diesel engine that produces 254 horsepower and 443 lb-ft. of torque.
Despite having a tow rating of only 7,716-lbs, the Discovery Td6 successfully towed 34 times that weight over a respectable amount of distance.
This isn’t the first time that Land Rover has tested the strength of its vehicle using a train. At its 1989 launch, the original Discovery was used to pull a train, and in 2016, the Discovery Sport premium compact SUV towed a trio of rail carriages 85ft above the Rhine River.
Are you impressed?