Jaguar XE 300 Sport remains ice cold in race on speed skating track
To acknowledge the presence of the most powerful Jaguar XE in the range, Jaguar has pitched the new 300 Sport against a Winter Olympic gold medallist skater in a speed skating ice race.
The new range-topping model, which sees the six-cylinder
petrol XE S and XF S replaced with a 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit, faced
Hungarian and PyeongChang 2018 5,000m men’s relay speed skater champion Shaolin
Sandor Liu in a flying lap around the largest artificial outdoor ice circuit,
at Flevonice in the Netherlands.
Having set the benchmark at four minutes and four seconds,
the target was set for Jaguar Stability Development Leader Sean Haughey and the
all-wheel drive XE Sport 300 had it all to do to beat that time.
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover said: “Ice
is one of the most demanding surfaces for any vehicle to contend with and this
race demonstrated the XE’s all-surface capability and unrivalled handling in
The XE is capable of reaching 62mph from a standstill in 5.7
seconds, with the XF and XF Sportbrake, which retain the 300PS 3.0-litre TDV6
engine, managing to reaching 62mph in 5.9 and 6.0 seconds respectively.
The 300 Sport is fitted with distinctive the dark satin grey
door mirrors, front grille, bootlid spoiler alongside exclusive styled alloy
wheels. Much like the limited-run F-TYPE Sport 400, the XE and XFs also get
branded brake calipers and the choice of a few exclusive colours.
Inside the cabin is kitted out with yellow contrast
stitching and 300 Sport badged treadplates and inclusion of a Touch Pro
infotainment system complete with a 10.0in screen.
Watch below to see how the XE Sport 300 gets on tackling the