Moment VW Passatt attempts to tow 15-tonne lorry along busy road

Moment VW Passatt attempts to tow 15-tonne lorry along busy road

01/20/2021

Moment VW Passatt attempts to tow 15-tonne lorry along busy road causing smoke to billow into the air from car’s screeching tyres

  • Ben Fletcher filmed the Scania lorry being dragged by a Volkswagen Passatt
  • The bizarre clip showed the car revving heavily as it struggled with the weight
  • A metal rope was attached to the car’s tow bar in Coleraine, Northern Ireland 

A Volkswagen Passatt erupted into a cloud of smoke when it tried to tow a 15-tonne lorry along a busy road, footage has revealed.

Ben Fletcher filmed the heavy flatbed Scania lorry being reluctantly dragged by a two-litre Volkswagen along a road in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

The bizarre clip showed the car revving heavily as it initially struggled to move the lorry off the single carriageway. 

A metal rope was attached to the car’s tow bar and the front of the lorry after it broke down along a busy stretch of road. 

Ben Fletcher filmed the heavy flatbed Scania lorry being reluctantly dragged by a two-litre Volkswagen along a road in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

As the car crept forward it was pulled back by the weight of the lorry. The driver had to put his right foot to the floor three times before the lorry started to move 

The yellow and green vehicle had its hazard lights flashing to warn drivers there was an issue.

As the car crept forward it was pulled back by the weight of the lorry. The driver had to put his right foot to the floor three times before the lorry started to move.

As the engine was brought to its peak the car’s wheels started to burn from intense friction against the road. 

The bizarre clip showed the car revving heavily as it initially struggled to move the lorry off the single carriageway

The car brought the lorry onto the side of the road very gradually as relieved drivers sped past. Smoke billowed from the car as the clip ended

Mr Fletcher posted the clip on TikTok on Monday captioned: ‘Not bad for a 2.0 litre towing a 15 ton.’ Stephen Jenkins wrote under the post: ‘I’d drag that and the truck VW power’

The car brought the lorry onto the side of the road very gradually as relieved drivers sped past. 

Smoke billowed from the car as the clip ended. 

Mr Fletcher posted the clip on TikTok on Monday captioned: ‘Not bad for a 2.0 litre towing a 15 ton.’

Stephen Jenkins wrote under the post: ‘I’d drag that and the truck VW power’.

Mark Mcgreevy said: ‘Totally worth needing two front tyres and a new clutch and flywheel.’

Aaron Platt wrote: ‘That will have left its trade mark on the clutch.’ Johnny O’Neill said: ‘Someone’s gonna need a clutch and front tyres lol.’ 

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