What’s it like to drive a... Douglas Super Tug
What it feels like to drive something with twice the torque of a Bugatti Veyron
Posted: 22 Oct 2010
Everything is idiot-proof. There's a thick red stripe down the middle of the Douglas - line that up with the middle of the A300 and you know you're in the right spot to begin towing. There's also a camera and sensor by the cradle so you know when the aircraft's nose wheel is in position. Everything is so effortless - even the headlights and rear lights automatically switch over.
Still, think of the figures. The aeroplane is worth £20 million, the Douglas is worth £450,000, the whole train is 60 metres long and 45 metres wide. I've had one hour's worth of instruction. This should be terrifying. And yet I feel as if I'm just popping to the shops.
We say: British innovation at its finest. The Douglas will pull 600 tonnes of aeroplane, without breaking a sweat.
Price: £450,000 est