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.
Startech has come out with a new program for the 2011 Jaguar XJ, complete with a new aerodynamic kit and a retooled interior that pushes the luxury refinements on the Big Cat saloon to a new level.
The German tuner is considered one of the best aftermarket companies in the market and it tripped out on the Jag with an aero kit that includes Startech front attachments mounted to the production bumper. The attachments also come with air inlets that add a touch of sportiness and aggressiveness to the XJ. Integrated into the side air inlets are LED daytime running lights that add an element of class and sophistication to the car. The front fenders on the car were also treated with integrated air outlets and side sills that have been attached to the wheel arches. As for the rear, Startech applied a new fascia that has its own integrated diffuser whereas two integrated ’design’ panels provide the trademark Startech looks and a subtle rear spoiler lip on the trunk lid creates aerodynamic balance on the XJ. The luxury car also sits on a new set of 21" Startech Monostar J Diamond Edition wheels that were designed using state-of-the-art forging technology.
The interior of the Jaguar XJ also got some fancy digs courtesy of Startech. It’s not a surprise that the German tuner dressed up the XJ with a multitude of different leather and Alcantara colors. The elaborate black, high-gloss polished piano wood is another highlight of the interior, as is the state-of-the-art multimedia system centered on an Apple iPad, and the electrically deployed tables with leather-trimmed consoles, a Bluetooth keyboard from Apple, and a 20 MBit/s GSM modem that has been integrated into the vehicle to provide a high-speed internet connection through EDGE, HSDPA or HSPA+ protocols.
Japanese tuner, Wald International, is making a habit of slapping on their Black Bison packages to a number of vehicles, including the Lexus LX570, BMW 5-Series F10, and Bentley Continental Flying Spur, among others. Their next vehicle of choice is the previous generation Jaguar XJ (X350) and includes updates made to both the exterior and the interior. Despite the "Black Bison" designation, the car is painted in a very cool blue.
The exterior modifications are mostly the same old story associated with the Black Bison package. The Jaguar sees a number of new spoilers, including a new front bumper spoiler, roof spoiler, rear bumper spoiler, and boot lid spoiler. Side skirts, fender panels, and mirror covers with LED indicators are also added to the mix. The final touch can be found in the new set of 21" Renovatio R12 wheels, wrapped in 255/30R21 tires at the front and 295/25R21 tires at the rear.
As with Wald International’s previously tuned models, the Jaguar XJ X350 gets a new DTM TW240 sports muffler to fine tune its sporty sound. The interior receives the usual leather seats, aluminum insertions, and the obligatory Wald International logo.
The Black Bison package by Wald International is a rather cool tuning package, but we think they may be overdoing it just a bit. Let’s hope that next time they mix things up with a Red Bison or a Green Bison or something.
This is the one and only factory low-drag lightweightJaguar E-Type and is a vehicle that should have been laid to rest a long time ago. In fact, the Jaguar was thought to be dead until Peter Neumark of Classic Motors Cars breathed new life into the last racing car ever built at Jaguar’s factory.
Only twelve lightweight E-types were built by Jaguar’s competition department back in 1963, but only one returned to undergo preparatory work for the LeMans race later that year. Malcolm Sayer designed the vehicle to have a special low drag body that would be coupled to a highly modified engine. This combination was set to take LeMans by storm and lead driver, Peter Lindner, to victory. Unfortunately, while on the Montlhery circuit, something went terribly wrong causing a crash that would end up killing Peter Lindner and destroying the Jaguar E-type. Sayer himself said that the vehicle could not be repaired and that opinion was echoed in the 1970s when a second survey confirmed the vehicle’s fate.
Fast forward to 2007 when Peter Neumark entered the scene. Determined to revive the crumpled E-Type, Neumark set out to make history with one of the most complex restorations to ever take place in the world.
Hit the jump to see what dedication, passion, and 7,000 hours of hard work can accomplish.
In a post-apocalyptic English countryside the lone surviving British hero barrels down the winding road in his trusty mechanical steed…or a storyline to that extent may describe the state of mind Panzani was in while developing this radical S-Type R. Eccentric car design has been a staple of this company for over 50 years and their latest creation based off a discontinued Jaguar model is no different.
Tuning setups and body kits are nothing new to the automotive marketplace, but it’s a safe bet to say that you won’t see your neighbor driving anything like this down to work in the morning. Taking a quick glance at the car is not enough to understand the transformation that it has undergone. Through the use of dimly lit promotional photos, we believe this is exactly the reaction the company was hoping for. You take one look and think, “hmm that’s kind of odd.” Upon further inspection, the powerful design elements, luxury interior appointments, and color combination make you change your tune to something like, “that is badass.”’
The company describes the design as vintage, mainly due to the shape of the head and taillights in series with the bumpers. It truly is vintage Jaguar mixed with rally car and Audi RS6 all in one.
Hit the jump for more details on the Panzani S-Type R Vintage GT.
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.
Hit the jump to get more details on the Jaguar XJ by Arden.
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.
The German tuner, Startech, revealed the first details of their tuning package for the new Jaguar XJ. The kit is based exclusively on improving the car’s look and includes a dynamically styled aerodynamic-enhancement kit, custom-tailored 21-inch forged wheels with corresponding ride-height lowering, and exclusive interior customization options.
The aerodynamic kit includes large air ducts, LED daytime running lights integrated into the air ducts, Startech quarter panels, new rocker panel trim, a new rear apron with integrated diffuser, two integrated striking Startech exhaust tips, rear spoiler lip, and 21" three-piece forged wheels. The car’s ride has been lowered by about 30 millimeters.
The interior gets a multitude of leather and Alcantara colors with a new type of wood trim.
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.
If there was ever any doubt about the Jaguar XK’s status as a sports car the tuners STARTECH have a new customization program for both the naturally aspirated XK and boosted XKR that will put any of those negative notions to rest. The modification specialists have integrated a set of LED driving lights into the front bumper as well as a few carbon fiber bits to the exterior and a bamboo wood interior. The STARTECH feline is ready to pounce, lowered by over an inch and hunched down on a set of three piece 21 inch Monostar J Diamond Edition wheels.
Press release after the jump.
Arden will come at the Oldtimer Grand Prix from 7 to9th August with a customized version of the new Jaguar XKR 5.0L. The car’s design is inspired by the Arden AJ20 Coupe and comes with 9x21’’ sportline alloy wheels, a redesigned chassis, which was developed in collaboration with Bilstein and improves the driving dynamics and agility of the wild cat.
The performance and handling at low speeds are improved thanks to a new performance stainless steel exhaust system rounded-off with the well known AJ20 Wild Cat Heck plus diffuser.
If the 510 hp are not enough for you, Arden adds an extra 30bhp and 50Nm, and also thanks to the new V-Max suspension and a speedometer, top speed is increased to 198 mph.
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.