Former British Olympic Skier Graham Bell has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘fastest towed speed on skis’, pulled by the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake.
After only a couple of practice attempts it was clear that Graham and the XF Sportbrake were more than up to the challenge and he went on to smash the target set by GUINESS WORLD RECORDS by over 47mph, achieving an average top speed of 117mph at Jaguar Land Rover’s Arctic Revi Test Centre in Arjeplog, Sweden.
With temperatures of -28C, it was set to be a real challenge for both Graham’s physical limits and the premium estate’s performance. The existing record stood at a fraction under 70mph, but with the XF Sportbrake’s all-wheel drive technology, Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) and All Surface Progress Control, it comfortably hit the high speeds Graham required to set the record.
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