2017 Jaguar XE AWD and Graham Bell — Fastest Man on Skis
The Olympic skier Graham Bell, now a TV presenter on the successful British TV show ‘The Jump’, hopes to become the fastest man on skis with the support of Jaguar Land Rover’s engineers, facilities and expertise in aerodynamics. Recently Jaguar and Bell announced a technical partnership aimed at setting the Guinness World Record in 2017.
Skijoring Behind a 2017 Jaguar XE AWD
The Olympic skier has been working with Jaguar to develop a unique ski suit and harness containing twin micro jets. Graham hopes to reach speeds of over 160mph — setting a new world record. He has already begun training for the record by skijoring behind a Jaguar XE AWD at over 100 mph in the Austrian Alps. The Jaguar Land Rover cold weather testing facility in Arjeplog, Sweden will host the record attempt in 2017.
“I approached Jaguar to become my lead technical partner due to their experience in aerodynamics and love of all things involving speed. As lead technical partner in the attempt, Jaguar will provide the aerodynamic expertise to develop the Iron-Man-style suit I need, as well as helping me acclimatize to speed and external forces using high performance vehicles including the Jaguar XE AWD – designed to provide maximum traction in adverse conditions including snow and ice.” – Graham Bell
All-Weather Performance of the Jaguar XE AWD
The Jaguar XE AWD is the definitive all-weather sports sedan. Its AWD system enhances vehicle dynamics and provides greater traction. Torque is only transferred to the front wheels when needed, maintaining the XE’s inherent agility and rear-wheel drive character. Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) makes the AWD system even better by changing the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system according to the conditions.
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