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THE JAGUAR #04

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Tamara have made fine

Tamara have made fine progress in a short period of time. They’re driving confidently, unafraid to pick up speed – and the smiles show they’re clearly having the time of their lives. VICTORY LAP: THE ICE PULL Having shown what they’re capable of behind the wheel, the two skaters are eager to get onto the lake one last time and take their experience to the next level. They ask if they can be towed behind the Jaguars, and after a bit of convincing and repeated reassurances, the instructors agree. With the sun setting, they stand poised in full race gear at the end of a specially prepared 300-metre stretch of polished ice. “I’ve always wanted to skate in such stunning natural surroundings,” Tamara says, before tearing off into the distance – skates carving across the ice, arms and legs flowing in unison. After a few warm-up laps, the pair are ready. The F-TYPE sits waiting at the side of the ice, a long tow rope attached to the back. Mirko takes hold of the opposite end of the rope, crouches down and signals to Andre. As the car picks up speed, the Finn is pulled along behind. It’s like an icy version of wakeboarding. “That was 45mph,” says Andre over the radio as they reach the end of the track. “Okay, let’s do 50, then,” Tamara responds, her competitive instincts kicking in. And by the time she skates back, Mirko is already in position to go again – he wants to try 60mph. They both make it look easy, reluctantly conceding that the track is too short to go any faster. “Wait till the guys on tour hear about this!” Mirko says excitedly, adding: “If we come back next year, can you make the track longer?” Closed courses and specially prepared tracks. Professional drivers and athletes. All activities under the guidance and supervision of trained instructors and experts. JAGUAR LAND ROVER ICE ACADEMY Located at the edge of the Swedish Arctic Circle, the frozen lakes of Arjeplog provide the ideal location to sample the thrill of driving on snow and ice. Under the guidance of the Ice Academy’s expert instructors, visitors learn a range of skills on different tracks – from high-speed drifting to precision steering in testing conditions, behind the wheel of some of the world’s most capable vehicles. But it isn’t all about the driving: the area has some stunning natural scenery, including sweeping snow-covered vistas, enchanting woodlands and the spectacular phenomenon of the aurora borealis – better known as the northern lights. Take a drive to the Arctic Circle, get off the beaten track on a snowmobile tour or experience the wonder of a husky sled tour through silent forests. Alternatively, learn more about the local Sami reindeer herders by visiting Arjeplog’s Silvermuseet museum or the Båtsuoj Sami centre. All activities can be organised through the Jaguar Land Rover Experience Centre. To find out more and book your experience, please search Jaguar Ice Academy 54 THE JAGUAR

“WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. I’VE DREAMT ABOUT DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME” MIRKO LAHTI THE JAGUAR 55

 

JAGUAR MAGAZINE

 

Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.

In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.

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