A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRIATHLON

September 17th, 2017 by

In an effort to showcase the Jaguar XF saloon and XF Sportbrake, Jaguar teamed up with brothers, and Olympic triathletes, Jonny and Alistair Brownlee. The Brownlee brothers competed against each other in a different kind of triathlon.

The first challenge took place with the Jaguar XF Sportbrake on a wet road. Jonny and Alistair each took turns driving the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Driving on the wet road highlighted the all-wheel drive capability, excellent traction, and performance of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake when faced with low-gripping situations.

The second challenge, known as the ‘Pedal to Pack’ challenge, saw the brothers competing in a time challenge to see who could pack their 565 liters of gear into and onto the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Both the rear storage compartment and the roof rack were available.

The final challenge pitted Jonny and Alistair against each other in a parallel driving competition. The brothers took their marks in the Jaguar XF saloon. Alistair, confident in his abilities, opted to manually park. Jonny chose to utilize the semi-automated Park Assist function.

In the end, Jonny came out on top.

“Alistair might have got the better of me in the Olympics, but this one is really going to hurt him,” Jonny said. “He prides himself on his driving skills, so to beat him here will give me serious bragging rights. This might have been a little different to what we’re used to, but it was great fun to test the capability of the Jaguar XF and XF Sportbrake. They’re both very impressive cars.”

Alistair had some to add after his loss. “As a triathlete I’m used to being in control of my own performance. I’ve also always prided myself on my parking, so when it came to the final challenge, I wanted to make sure I was in charge. As it turned out, I would have been better of trusting the XF’s technology. I’ll get Jonny back next time!”

To learn more about the Jaguar XF saloon or the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, contact us Jaguar Dallas! We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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