2011 Jaguar XKR 75 Limited Edition tweaked by Arden

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 10, 2010

The tuning specialists at Arden have created a complete modification package for Jaguar’s highly exclusive XKR 75 limited edition anniversary model. Last June, Jaguar released this model for its 75th birthday.

The coupe offers heightened power and torque, a modified suspension, an exterior kit, exterior decals and a customized interior. Only 75 units of the vehicle are available in chosen markets. Arden’s modifications increased its power output, from 530 hp and 655 Nm to 580 hp and 720 Nm.

Arden gave the coupe’s V8 unit a high-performance exhaust system that includes sports catalysts and a special silencer. With these upgrades, the vehicle can hit the 62mph mark in 4.3 seconds.

Arden also raised the level that its speed limiter has been set. Its top speed is now 189 mph (305 km/h) and it features an expanded speedometer. Furthermore, the tuning company gave the vehicle a lowered suspension that has firmer springs.

The car also now rides on 21 inch rims that are covered with high performance tires. The Arden Jaguar XKR 75 is truly a standout with its handmade stainless steel grilles, daytime running lights and an Arden Jaguar hood ornament.

Aside from the enhancements already done on the Jaguar XKR 75, its handling and suspension have been modified in order to increase its agility and precision. There is also an improved aerodynamic body pack to make sure that it continues to be stable even when running at high speeds.

The pack includes the splitter on the front, the extensions of the side sills, the rear diffuser, and a rear spoiler made larger. All of these combined to reduce the loft of the XKR 75 and improve its balance.

With the addition of the computer-controlled Active Differential Control that adjusts to lower the steering sensitivity when at high speeds, it further helps give the driver better control and improve the stability.

Matching the performance of the XKR 75 is the pulse-racing growl that is a result of the improved acoustics package for its semi-active sports exhaust. Still, there remains the issue of making it driver-focused, which needs to be accomplished without the need to forego the brand's traditional values when it comes to comfort and refinement.

According to Mike Cross, who is the Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, the XKR 75 was created as a sports car that has a dual character. Thus it makes it a perfect car to use when driving from Europe to the Nurburgring, completing fast laps, and finally going home, Cross adds.

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