Jaguar and Olympic Skier Graham Bell set new Guinness World Record for the fastest towed speed on skis. Graham Bell was towed by a Jaguar XF Sportbrake, reaching a thrilling average top speed of 117mph to beat the existing record by more than 47mph. The new Jaguar XF Sportbrake fitted with All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) is the perfect tow vehicle, with outstanding performance and stability. The record was set at a super cool -28C at Jaguar Land Rovers Revi Test Centre in the Arctic Circle.

Jaguar XF SportBrake – Man Versus Machine Speed Test

Olympic Skier Graham Bell

Former British Olympic Skier Graham Bell has smashed the Guinness World Record 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 previous record by over 47mph, achieving an average top speed of 117mph at Jaguar Land Rover’s Arctic Revi Test Centre in Arjeplog, Sweden.

Jaguar XF SportBrake – Man Versus Machine Speed Test

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 break the record.

Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: “The XF Sportbrake’s superb traction, handling and high speed stability made it the perfect choice for this speed record attempt. We’re extremely proud to have supported Graham in this incredible world-beating achievement it’s this kind of trail-blazing activity that really tests our cars to their limits.“

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.

Jaguar XF Ranking

Adding to its list of achievements and awards, the Jaguar XF was also recently the highest ranked ‘Large and Luxury Car’ in the JD Power Survey. Focusing on reliability and customer experience, the Jaguar XF’s position was secured by feedback from genuine customers who have owned their cars for 12-36 months. The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is available to order now from UK retailers, with prices starting from £34,910.