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Jaguar XF Sportbrake Tows Skier to World Speed Record

October 3, 2017

Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Jaguar XF Sportbrake Tows Skier to World Speed Record

Former British Olympic Skier Graham Bell has smashed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘fastest towed speed on skis’, powered by the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake

After a couple of practice attempts it was immediately clear that Graham and the XF Sportbrake were more than up to the challenge of the record attempt and Graham went on to smash the target set by GUINESS WORLD RECORDS by over 76km/h, achieving an average top speed of 189km/h at Jaguar Land Rover’s Arctic Revi Test Centre in Arjeplog, Sweden.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Jaguar XF Sportbrake Tows Skier to World Speed Record

To break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, Graham had to achieve an average speed of over 112.65km/h on his skis, towed by the XF Sportbrake. But with temperatures of -28C the challenge put Graham’s physical limits and the performance of the premium estate to the test.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Jaguar XF Sportbrake Tows Skier to World Speed Record

The XF Sportbrake was the perfect vehicle to help break the record, showcasing its all-surface performance throughout. Its instinctive all-wheel drive offers confidence in all weathers and the Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) and All Surface Progress Control systems help drivers control the car in low-grip conditions. With a 3.0-litre 380PS supercharged V6 petrol engine that sprints to 60mph in 5.3 seconds, the XF Sportbrake comfortably hit the top speeds Graham needed to break the record.

The Revi Test Centre is home to Jaguar Land Rover’s extreme cold climate test centre and the Jaguar Experience Ice Academy.

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