Jaguar Breaks Guinness World Record by Towing Olympic Skier at 117 MPH Behind XF Sportbrake
Hang on tight.
Flying down a double black diamond or slaloming your way down the ski slopes can be an adrenaline rush for any skier, but getting towed behind a speeding car hits a whole new level. Olympic skier Graham Bell recently broke a Guinness World Record for fastest skier towed behind a vehicle.
The impressive stunt took place in at Jaguar Land Rover's Arctic Revi Test Center in Arjeplog, Sweden. The vehicle of choice was the gorgeous Jaguar XF Sportbrake, a vehicle sadly not available in the US. The family-friendly wagon was able to achieve a sustained 117 mph in -18F temperatures while towing Graham Bell. We can credit the sustained speed to the 375 horsepower V6 and AWD drivetrain. Yes, this is the same setup found in the sedan version of the XF, but we all know wagons are way cooler.
As Graham Bell made clear in the video, falling at such high speeds would be catastrophic. Fortunately, the Jaguar held steady and Bell was able to shatter the previous record by 47 mph. It is worth noting, Jaguar claims the XF Sportbrake can launch to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, a very respectable time for a family wagon.