Arden goes to great lengths improving Jaguar XKR

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Click the image above to see a gallery of Arden Jaguar XKR A20 images

We have heard plenty of people wishing that the Jaguar XKR had more power. And while we’ve also heard of people who weren’t sold on its styling, we have never heard of anyone wish the car had an aftermarket body kit appended. So Arden‘s latest work on the Jaguar XKR is bittersweet, as the company giveth the power, but taketh away the elegance.

The engine is enlarged from 4.2 to 4.5 liters using a specially made crankshaft, and it also gets new con-rods and pistons, an altered exhaust and a revised intake. The tweaks give the car 480 BHP and 472 ft-lb. New, progressive-rate springs lower the car 1.2 inches, all the better to fit over some hot wheels (they did get that part right).

Outside is all vents, bulges, scoops, and slots. Regardless of its brutishness, the body kit does help the car slide through the air from 0-60 in just over 4 seconds, on to a 177 MPH top speed. That makes it the fastest Jaguar coupe around, and that’s got to be worth something: specifically, 160,650.00 euros. Ouch. Follow the jump for the full press release, and be sure to check out the gallery of hi-res images.

[Source: 4 Wheels Blog]

Gallery: Arden Jaguar XKR A20

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