To most of us, the Jaguar F-Type is synonymous with perfection. It has gorgeous bodywork that goes back to the iconic E-Type, powerful V-6 and V-8 engines and a lively attitude on both the road and the track. However, it seems some tuners are brave enough to meddle with Jaguar’s perfect machine, looking to improve its appearance and drivetrains. One of them is Arden, a German tuning company that has been updating Jaguars for the past 40 years. Given its experience with British sports cars, it’s not surprising Arden has chosen to modify Jaguar’s most intricate vehicle yet.
The F-Type gets the full treatment from Arden. The package includes subtle exterior changes, alloy wheels that are bigger than what customers can order from Jaguar, a lowered suspension and upgraded powertrains. All told, the F-Type benefits from the same upgrades available for the roadster. Read on to find out what the Germans have in store for the F-Type and how much it costs to have an F-Type modified in their shop.
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The new Land Rover Range Rover was unveiled back in 2012 and since then, it has gained lots of attention from tuners. In fact, if you remember correctly, there has been about one new tuning kit offered each week.
This week, the tuning kit comes from the German tuner Arden and is simply called Spirit. Though Arden left the bits under the hood alone, it did work hard on updating the look of the SUV.
The new AR9 body kit includes a new front apron with two air entrances for improved ventilation. The tuner also installed an exclusive, handmade Arden front grille, a completely redesigned front appearance and new side skirts. For the rear, Arden installed a new apron and new sports silencers.
The car sits on a set of 22-inch wheels painted the same color as the SUV’s exterior. As an option, buyers can also opt for 22-inch monobloc Dakar II rims painted in black/silver matte or silver/grey matte.
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When Jaguar unveiled the XKR-S sports coupe, we were more than impressed with its 550 HP V8 engine, but German tuner Arden didn’t agree. They decided it would be much better off with an upgrade package that increased the final output to an even more impressive 645 HP. If memory serves us correctly, this is the first upgrade kit offered for the sports coupe and will probably be one of the few offered.
With a car as sleek and stylish as the XKR-S - it was Playboy’s Car of the Year, after all - there wasn’t much Arden could do to improve on the exterior of the sports car. What they did do was remove the Jaguar logo from the grille, added a new spoiler that slopes a bit down and a new rear spoiler. The Jaguar sits on a new set of sportier wheels as well.
The biggest change, however, was made under the hood where the tuner added an extra 95 HP. The tuner didn’t reveal how they obtained the extra power, but they probably tweaked the ECU and added a new exhaust system at the very least.
The German tuner Arden is already famous for their impressive tuning packages for the Land Rover models. Their latest package is based on the Range Rover LM and is called AR 7 Highlander. The package includes both exterior and interior updates, but also a 50 HP engine updates.
The wide body aerodynamic package includes a completely redesigned front and rear aprons, side skirts, fender flares and hand-made stainless steel grilles. Also, thanks to a new stainless-steel sport exhaust system the engine delivers an extra 50 HP. In order to handle the extra power, the AR7 gets an electronic suspension module in conjunction with the elegant-sporty 22 "Arden Dakar II light alloy wheels. The package also includes a high-performance brake system.
For the interior the tuner is offering a new center console with a mini-bar and the highest quality materials. The bar is equipped with a cooling unit, whose power consumption is so low that that even if the vehicle is stopped a constant temperature is achieved.
As with every other aftermarket tuning company, there are those that specialize in one brand above all others and become synonymous for their work on that particular auto brand.
For Arden, that brand is Jaguar.
As the premier specialists in Jaguar tuning, Arden has released a number of packages especially devoted to the British marquee and has always received great acclaim for their work. Arden has continued that approach after releasing their latest modification kit for one of Jaguar’s new vehicles, the 2010 XJ saloon.
The mod kit, which covers, the exterior, interior, and powertrain of the XJ is yet another testament to the brand’s unique expertise in tuning Jaguars. For this particular time, the aftermarket-tuning firm worked on a discreet styling kit, giving it a rather unique bespoke appearance yet doesn’t do so in an overly exaggerated manner. The company changed the XJ’s front appearance by putting in a stainless steel mesh grille, installing a set of LED fog lights, 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels with a two-tone finish and a multi-spoke design, and, in a fit of nostalgia, brought back the old ‘leaping cat’ emblem that Jaguar dropped from their vehicles a few years ago.
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Jaguar unveiled the special edition XKR 75 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to mark the company’s 75th anniversary. This celebratory model is equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged engine that delivers 530 HP and 655 Nm of torque, but the German tuner,Arden, is giving Jaguar XKR 75 owners a little more to celebrate about with modification for the model.
Thanks to the alignment and matching of the engine management, a high-performance sport exhaust system with sport catalysts, and a matching silencer for a full bodied V8 sound, the engine now delivers 580 HP and 720 NM of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 4.3 (4.4 seconds for standard version) seconds, while top speed goes up to 189 mph (up from a standard 174 mph).
The tuning package also includes a lowered suspension as a result of using firmer springs, a set of 21" multi-part Arden Sportline wheels, handmade stainless steel grilles, daytime running lights, and an Arden Jaguar hood ornament.
Press release after the jump.
Arden has teamed up with Vredestein to put together a tuning package for the Land Rover Range Rover Sports that will be unveiled at the 7th Tuning World Bodensee on May 13-16, 2010. This year’s Tuning World Bodensee will feature 250 exhibitors and about 1000 tuned cars. The Arden Range Rover Sport AR5 will be one of them as it is officially unveiled.
The AR5 package will include: a new front fascia, LED daytime driving lights, side steps, carbon fiber mirror casings, a revised rear bumper (with integrated exhaust tips), and 22-inch Dakar II alloy wheels.
We are hoping to see some nice pictures of the tuned up Rover with maybe a certain Miss Tuning Martina Ivezaj by its side.
Press release after the jump.
The new Jaguar Xj is for sure the car of the year. And how it got all the press attention at its launch, it was a matter of time until the tuner will focus their attention on it. Arden is one of them and today they have revealed the AJ22 program.
The aerodynamic package includes: front and rear apron, side sills and rear spoiler, 4-pipe stainless steel custom muffler system, the high-performance catalytic converters of which are responsible both for the increase in power and the typical sonorous sound and 21" exclusive Arden Sportline wheels.
Press release after the jump.
Arden takes care of its customers. For those clients who have grown bored of the company’s power package in your Range Rover’s supercharged 4.2 Liter V8, Arden is offering an upgrade that nets 470 HP consisting of a new blower, reprogrammed ECU, and a new exhaust with high flow cats for only $26,000 plus installation. By the way, that’s $3,250 per additional ponie.
Arden, the German tuner that specializes mainly on Jaguars and Range Rovers are trying something new. It has dressed up a Mini Cooper S to resemble a Mini Challenge competitor. Aside from the fancy graphics, the vehicle has been tuned to produce in excess of 200 HP from the little turbocharged four cylinder.
The tuning company Arden created the AJ14 Noble Cat out of a Jaguar XJ by adding a few tasteful highlights that transform the luxury sedan into a more aggressive machine. The use of lower lips and LED running lights accentuates the front end while the rear diffuser frames the Arden exhaust tips. However the most interesting feature is the specially designed leaper that gives the Noble Cat the classic Jaguar touch.
Press release after the jump.
The German tuners at Arden are preparing to bring a stable of automotive beasts to the Geneva Motor Show. The company will be bringing a "Stronger" Range Rover Sport and a Range Rover "Highlander". A "Wild Cat" derived from a Jaguar XK-R and a four door Jaguar XF "Fast Cat".
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This is for all the lovers of Range Rover and Jaguar vehicles: Arden, one of the best tuners specialized in these marques, revealed today its new supercharger kit. The new kit uses the "Twin Screw Compressor" with a 98 percent efficiency, is a ready-to-install system and it can be used for the Jaguar and Range Rover V8 engines. With the new kit installed, the engines receive an extra 80 hp, making a total of 550 hp and 140 Nm of torque. For those folks who want to tune their cars, Arden revealed the list of the vehicles who can use the kit: Range Rover Sport and Range Rover LM, both with the 4.2 Supercharger engine, and for the Jaguar models XJR, XKR, S-Type R and XF SV8.
After few months of waiting for someone to give Jaguar’s newest cat a meaner growl, Arden, the British tuning company specialized in Jaguar cars, finally unveiled its customized AJ 21 based on the Jaguar XF. As you can see from the photos the new vehicle features a new body kit consisting in a completely re-designed front bumper with integrated daytime running LED’s in the Audi style, new side sills, a trunk spoiler and a re-designed rear spoiler with integrated exhaust system and rear air diffuser.
Under the hood, the 4.2 liter supercharged V8 engine was replaced by a much stronger 4.5-liter engine capable to develop 550 hp. The 2.7-liter V6 engine offers now 250 hp, with 43 hp more than the standard version. Also a new suspension was added in order to improve the stability of the car, together with new 21-inch alloy wheels. No words about the price yet.
Arden, the well-known British tuning company unveiled its latest masterpiece: the Arden Range Rover AR7 Highlander. Based on the Range Rover LM, the vehicle features the supercharged V8 engine developing an astonishing 520 hp and 680 Nm of torque. This pushes the car from 0-100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds while the top speed is limited to 240 km/h.
The body kit of the car is completely re-designed featuring new front spoiler, side sills, rear spoiler with integrated exhaust system as well as new hand-made stainless steel grill and air vents. Press release after the jump!
Arden, the well-known British tuning company unveiled its new tuning kit for the recently launched Jaguar XF. Dubbed AJ 21, the new car will feature a complete new front apron in the Arden style, front stainless steel grill manufactured by hand, new side skirts, a rear spoiler, rear air diffuser with integrated exhaust system.
21 inch alloy wheels are also available, as well as larger air vents for perfect cooling of the engine and brake system. Arden re-programmed the two engines, 2.7 liter V6 Turbodiesel and 4.2 liter gasoline V8 Supercharger, which now develop up to 500 hp for the supercharged V8.
More details after the jump!
Elegance, discreet sportiness and understatement have always been the distinguishing features of English cars. Thirty years ago, the tuning specialist, Arden from Krefeld, couldn’t resist the appeal of these vehicles. For years, he has been the place to go for customers who wish for more emphasis on the typical characteristics, as well as a customisation of their Jaguar or Range Rover. Arden also gives the current Range Rover Sport comprehensive modifications. From the aerodynamic-kit to the performance increase and right up to the enhanced interior, Arden offers an attractive SUV with the “Range Rover AR6 Stronger“, which is classed “over the top” simply through its performance.