An Olympic Skier, with the help of Jaguar, set a new Guinness World Record title for the Fastest towed speed on skis in -28 degrees celsius conditions at Jaguar Land Rover's Revi Test Centre in the Arctic Circle.
A Jaguar XF Sportbrake was utilised for the task, and together with Graham, the vehicle reached an average top speed of 117mph to smash through the previous record. The ice-cold temperature on the day pushed Graham to challenge his physical limits and put the premium estate XF Sportbrake to the ultimate test.
"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
Former British Olympic Skier
Proving to be the perfect vehicle for the challenge, the XF Sportbrake
performed outstandingly well, with the aid of Adaptive Surface Response
(AdSR) and All Surface Progress Control to help the driver control the
car in low-grip conditions. The 3.0-litre 380PS supercharged V6 petrol
engine propels the car forwards to 60mph in 5.3 seconds and was able to
comfortably hit the speeds necessary to break the world record with
With a selection of advanced chassis technologies, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is the supreme choice of its class. The trademark Jaguar composure perfectly complements the core dynamic architecture, adaptive technologies and intelligent functions and combined, offers optimum practicality. The XF Sportbrake is also perfect for Skiing and Snowboarding, with accessories such as Ski and Snowboard holders on offer for adventurous customers.
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."
Vehicle Line Director for the Jaguar XF