Sometimes, carmakers set their cars up for rather interesting challenges like how Land Rover recently pitted their Discovery Sport against a team of Husky Sled dogs around a course. Now Jaguar wants to challenge the Guinness World Record for fastest towed speed on skis and with their XF Sportbrake, they did just that; bringing home with them the coveted title.
The record breaking attempt was held at Jaguar Land Rover’s Revi Test Centre in the Arctic Circle, with the XF Sportbrake S towing former British Olympic Skier Graham Bell by a rope. With the conditions all set, the XF Sportbrake S set off, pulling Bell to a top speed of 189.07 km/h, smashing the previous world record by over 75 km/h!
Watch how they did it here:
Powered by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6, the XF Sportbrake S packs 375 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Drive is channelled to all-four corners via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Century sprint is clocked in 5.3 seconds while top speed is at a limited 250 km/h.
Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, Jeremy Hicks 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.
Link to Guinness World Record here.