Jaguar XKR Arden

21Nov07

Jaguar XKR Coupe Arden Tuning

Supercharged Arden XKR AJ 20 Coupe with 480 bhp

* Displacement increase to 4.5 l, compressor
* 480 hp / 640 Nm / top speed 305 km/h
* Arden aerodynamics with improved Cd value
* Sports exhaust system; sports suspension
* 21″ Arden “Sportline” wheels
* Interior style components

Over 30 years of tuning British cars makes Arden the Jaguar and Range Rover specialists.

More than 20 years of experience in the field of Jaguar engine tuning.
Arden completely rebuilds the 4.2 l V8 and increases its displacement. The displacement is increased to 4.5 l by fitting a special crankshaft along with new pistons and con rods. In conjunction with the modified intake and exhaust system, the recalibrated ECU boosts power but keeping the original emissions. Arden optimised lubrication and cooling of the engine for optimized durability. 480 hp and a 640 Nm of torque at 3,850 rpm are available to the driver. This guarantees acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 4,1 seconds. A top speed of 305 km/h makes the Arden AJ 20 the fastest Jaguar on the road today.

The additional power is expressed in the form of a deep growl, produced by a sports silencer system with sports catalytic converters and four chromed tailpipes.

At the front, the coupe is given an impressive “face” by fitting the Arden front spoiler featuring large air inlets. New side sills, also incorporating air inlets, continue the front design. Arden swaps the side vents in favour of its own versions. Like the front section, the rear apron features cooling openings. To reduce lift Arden equips its AJ 20 with a rear spoiler. During wind tunnel testing Arden changed the standard Cd value of 0,385 with an even better 0,357.

Complete sports suspension with specially produced shock absorbers designed for the best trade off between comfort and sportiness. Arden conducted extensive test drives on public roads and sealed-off race circuits.

New 21″ Arden “Sportline” wheels (FA: 9 x 21″ with 255/35R21″, RA: 10 x 21″ with 295/30 R 21″) in conjunction with Arden’s sports suspension optimise road contact and round off the appearance of the Arden AJ 20.

The in-house upholsterer and Arden designer workshop offer the famous British noblesse in the form of high-grade wood interior trim. Motor racing fans can opt for carbon-fibre trims. Upholsteries in leather or Alcantara lend the car an extra special luxurious atmosphere.

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