Between 1984 and 1998, Graham Bell started regularly for Britain at the winter Olympics. Then it was quiet around the Olympians. But now the 51-Year-old with his snow-hung boards behind a Jaguar XF Sportbrake, where he broke the world record for the fastest towing speed on skis ... at minus 28 degrees Celsius.
The world record attempt took place on the site of the Jaguar-Land-Rover-winter test center in Arjeplog, Sweden. Typically, the manufacturer performs an extremely cold tests or driver training. Had to also train Bell. But after a few Try, he achieved an average top speed of 189,07 km/h. he improved the old record by over 47 km/h The car? The XF Sportbrake with a 3.0-Liter V6 gasoline engine, compressor charging and 380 HP.
Bell said afterwards: "I'm really very proud of this Guinness world record. He is the result of a real team work, in me, the Jaguar engineers have supported from the first to the last step. The XF Sportbrake remained during the whole time the direction of the stable, and gave me the confidence to do this record." If he schlüpfigen in his wind, and tight suit skin froze in a strong wind, blowing snow and freezing temperatures, arg, he has not betrayed us.(ml)