Jaguar XF Sportbrake Sets a Peculiar World Record

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

There really is a Guinness World Record for everything.

Jaguar teamed up with former British Olympic Skier Graham Bell to set a new Guinness World Record for the “fastest towed speed on skis,” one of the most peculiar automotive-related world records we’ve ever heard of. Set at -28°C at Jaguar Land Rover‘s Revi Test Centre in the Arctic Circle, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake reached an average top speed of 117 mph which beat the target set by Guinness World Records by more than 47 mph.

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Jaguar attributes the record to the XF Sportbrake’s all-wheel-drive technology, Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) and All Surface Progress Control.

“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,” said Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD. “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.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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