JAGUAR & GRAHAM BELL SET WORLD RECORD

October 16th, 2017 by

Jaguar is known for their outstanding performance and luxury. As a way to showcase the Jaguar XF Sportbrake’s performance, Jaguar teamed up with Olympic Skier Graham Bell to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘Fastest towed speed on skis.’

Jaguar met up with Bell at the Jaguar Land Rover Arctic Revi Test Center in Arjeplog, Sweden. The record to beat was a top speed of 70 mph. The Jaguar XF Sportbrake and Bell reached an average top speed of 117 mph, beating the previous record by 47 mph! With temperatures at -18.4F, Bell’s body had to withstand harsh conditions to make the record happen.

“I’m really proud to have achieved this GUINNESS WORLD RECRDS title, but it was a real team effort with the engineers at Jaguar supporting me every step of the way,” Bell said. “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!”

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake worked perfectly throughout the task. It has a 3.0-liter 390PS supercharged V6 gas engine and can get up to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Its driving technologies (Adaptive Surface Response and All Surface Progress Control systems) and all-wheel drive made sure it stayed gripped to the ground.

“The XF Sportbrake builds on the success of the saloon and has all of the advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) technologies and aluminum-intensive architecture that have made the XF a multi-award winner,” Nick Collins, Jaguar XF Vehicle Line Director, said. “Superb handling, plentiful traction, and great high speed stability made it the perfect choice for this record attempt.”

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a fantastic car to adventure in! Are you interested in learning more about the Jaguar XF Sportbrake? Contact us at Jaguar Dallas! We look forward to speaking with you!

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