Jaguar and Former Olympian Break Guinness World Record! Recently, Former British Olympic Skier Graham Bell received the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘fastest towed speed on skis’ by over 47 mph, achieving an average top speed of 117 mph with help from the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake at the Jaguar Land Rover Arctic Revi Test Centre in Arjeplog, Sweden.The XF Sportbrake was the perfect vehicle to help break the record, with its instinctive all-wheel drive, Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) and All Surface Progress Control systems, and 3.0-litre 380PS supercharged V6 petrol engine that sprints to 60mph in 5.3 seconds.
“I’m really proud to have achieved this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, but it was a real team effort with the engineers at Jaguar supporting me every step of the way. The XF Sportbrake stayed perfectly composed throughout and gave me the confidence to not only beat the target but smash it by a great margin!” – Graham Bell, Former British Olympic Skier
“The XF Sportbrake builds on the success of the saloon and has all of the advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) technologies and aluminium-intensive architecture that have made the XF a multi-award winner. Superb handling, plentiful traction and great high speed stability made it the perfect choice for this record attempt.” – Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director