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 |  Sep 14 2010, 10:08 PM


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.

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