[Video] Jaguar takes home another Guinness with the XF Sportbrake image

No, the British automaker isn’t drinking and driving, because we’re not talking about the famous lager – we’re here to discuss yet another Guinness World Record…

Loops, wire walks, barrel rolls – and now the British brand has also added to its trophy case the world record for the fastest… speed tow on skis! Yes, we also feel they’re running out of records… but after all, a station wagon and ski is an appropriate juxtaposition, especially with the winter season drawing near. Jaguar’s new XF Sportbrake took former Team GB skier Graham Bell on the daring attempt, smashing the previous record by over 47 mph (76 kph) and after just a few accommodation runs reaching an average speed of 117 miles per hour (189 kph). The record attempt took place in appropriate setting – Jaguar Land Rover’s Arctic Revi Test Center in Arjeplog, Sweden, where temperatures dropped to -18.4 Farenheit (-28 Celsius).

[Video] Jaguar takes home another Guinness with the XF Sportbrake 1

The former speed record stood at just 113 kph, but with the XF Sportbrake choke full of technology – AWD, Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) and All Surface Progress Control as well as the 3.0-litre 380PS supercharged V6 petrol engine – Bell was confident of the achievement. “I’m really proud to have achieved this 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 margin!” declared the former British Olympic skier.