Arden A-Type AJ 18
The high end tuning house, Arden, has just revealed the very exclusive Arden A-Type. This stylish feline is based on the previous generation of the Jaguar XK and one of the many things that make it so special is that only 5 kits will be made before the craftsmen at Arden break the molds.
What’s interesting is that hose molds held a composite body that was perfected in the wind tunnel, adding to the finished product’s purpose built look that is a prerequisite for any speed machine. The overall appearance is a car that looks like it is going 200 MPH standing still. The look is achieved by a wider set of fenders that house the 20 inch Arden Sportline wheels that are covering up the oversized brake kit consisting of 6 piston fixed calipers to slow the car down so that the sport tuned Bilstein suspension can do what it is that they do in the turns.
The rest of the body is upgraded with racing inspired hand crafted touches like the fuel filler, mirrors and bare carbon front splitter. This kit from Arden is for the Jaguar XK owner who wants to take their car’s appearance, handling and braking to the next level, one that suitably matches the power of blown V8 or even a slightly modified Jaguar for track day fun. Either way, the only place where finding one of these five kits on another road going Jaguar is in Dubai, so if you are anywhere else in the world, you can feel safe knowing that you will have the only A-Type around.
Press release after the jump.
10 years after the first A-type transformations, Arden reissues a last limited edition of the complete reconstruction. The Arden A-Type, based on the 1997-2005 XK models, celebrated its world premiere at the IAA 1999 in Frankfurt, already attracted much attention at that time. Only five more vehicles will be built to limit the series to 18 pieces.
The vehicle developed in the wind tunnel with improved air resistance, which is made of special carbon composite material is manufactured directly in our factory in Krefeld. In addition to the revised front and rear fenders which widen the car up to 5cm, the A-type conversion owns a 3-air gill vent in the front fenders. The tank, with a nozzle aluminum shutter re-positioned and gives the XK racing look. The front and rear bumper, side skirts, mirrors and handmade stainless steel mesh adapted to the wide body next to multi 20inch Arden Sportline alloy rims finish the conversion and turn your XK into the Arden A-Type.
The optical package of the A-Type´s is rounded off by further components. The Arden high-performance braking system for example trumps with 370mm discs and 6-piston fixed caliper. A suspension developed in cooperation with Bilstein not only lowers the vehicle by 30mm, but also enables an extremely sporty driving comfort without major losses.
Even now, the alterations have reached cult status in collector circles and are hard to find. The A-type modifications work on the XK Coupe as well as on the XK Convertible.
In order to fulfill your dreams, you can call our team for an individual consultation or a quote. Please, visit us in Krefeld and experience the Arden A-Type feeling!