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 |  Sep 14 2010, 10:08 PM

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We’re hoping that Arden’s finished product is a tad better than their Photoshop rendering, but we’re certainly not going to argue with the performance side of the German tuning house’s Jaguar XKR 75 tuning package. Total output from the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 is raised from 530-hp to 580-hp with 530 ft-lbs of torque on tap.

The horsepower upgrades come from a retuned ECU, an exhaust system with high-flow cats and a matching silencer to preserve the V8 growl. The performance kit also raises top speed from 174 mph to 190 mph.

Exterior modifications are kept to a subtle minimum, but just enough to separate the XKR75 from any rolling off the factory lot. Suspension lowers the vehicle and Arden outfits it with a set of 21×10-inch wheels. The stainless steel front grilles are handmade and an Arden Jaguar hood ornament completes the job.

No pricing has been released, but we’ll go ahead and guess it’s not quite cheap.

There’s also no official word from Arden if they’ll offer this same kit for the U.S.-spec XKR175.

Official press release available after the break.

PRESS RELEASE

Jaguar XKR 75 – Arden modified

To mark the 75th anniversary of the brand Jaguar, Arden, the company specializing in upgrading British Automobiles, is offering a modification for the XKR75. The production model XKR 75 that was already equipped with 530 hp, is further increased by the Arden modification to 580 hp, with a maximum torque of 720 Nm.

The company Arden draws from its 30 years of experience in the racing and automotive manufacturing sector. Included in the content of the modified Arden XKR-75 is 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 maximum speed limiter is increased from 280 km/h to 305 km/h and includes a speedometer expansion kit.

With the Arden modification the XKR 75 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds, as opposed to the factory models acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.

As an option and In addition to the performance increase, Arden Automobilbau offers a lower suspension by using firmer springs and multi-part Arden Sportline wheels in the size 10x21”, which optimize the handling. Handmade stainless steel grilles provide a distinctive impression. Daytime running lights and an Arden Jaguar hood ornament with a patented safety fastening complete the range of goods.

More information about the comprehensive Arden enhancement program for Jaguar and Range Rover is available at ARDEN.de or via phone under +49 (0)2151 / 3723-0.