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.


Source: Autoblog.nl

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  (577) posted on 06.4.2012

Arden made its bulky figure null for it to be able to run at a speedy rate.

  (539) posted on 05.31.2012

It’s pleasant to hear that Arden has done an impressive job of invalidating its heavy figure so it can be fast.

  (473) posted on 05.4.2012

Doesn’t it look too heavy to be speedy? That’s probably why Arden has decided to upgrade its engine. However, I wish they have enhanced its fascia too.

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