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Arden Jaguar XFR

Friday, February 24th, 2012

About time. Arden finally gets busy with the high performance British saloon, the Jaguar XFR.

The body kit they’ve designed for this car is very Arden-ish with subtle yet sporty front and rear apron, revised air intakes, grille, new side skirt, and a boot spoiler at the back along with a rear diffuser and four tailpipes.

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A set of Arden wheels are also provided, which although old, but still look fabulous.

The last part of the package is the best part. Arden tuned the supercharged V8 engine from 510 hp to 550 hp.

STARTECH 2011 Jaguar XJ

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Startech has updated its tuning package for the Jaguar XJ saloon with some new stuff.

They’ve gone for a subtle yet effective aerodynamic bodykit to enhance the looks of this classy British car without going too far. For the wheels Startech offers a set of mirror-polished surfaces and titanium-look 21-inchers.

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The interior is where this car really shines, with a long list of added features including  two heated power seats in the rear, a new centre console with integrated storage compartments, a multimedia system centered on an Apple iPad and a 20 MBit/s GSM modem with an antena integrated into the vehicle that allows Internet connections via EDGE, HSDPA or HSPA+.

It’s not all about technology. You also get some luxury goods such as stainless-steel scuff plates, color-coordinated floor mats and aluminum pedals.

Wald Jaguar XJ X350 Sports Line

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

We had seen this Wald Jaguar XJ before, with its black bison kit, but here it comes with a new blue color which is a first for Wald.

The body kit ingredients are the same as on the black one and really suit the classic British saloon. It includes new bumpers front and rear, mesh grille inserts, side skirts, a wing at the back, plus LED daytime running lights and indicators.

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The wheels on this car are Renovatio R12 wheels of size 9J x 21” at the front and 10.5J x 21” at the rear wrapped in 255/30 R21 and 295/25R21 tires, respectively.

Upon request Wald can hoop you up with DTM TW240 sports mufflers as well.

Panzani Jaguar S-Type

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Jaguar S-Type has gone out of production a couple of years ago. Recently an Italian tuner called Panzani Design decided to pay tribute to it which is perfectly fine.

But the result of their work is so horrifying we wish they hadn’t bothered at all! This is definitely tuning gone wrong. The whole point of tuning is making the car’s better and desirable than what they already are, but this is quite the opposite of that.

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Panzani S-Type is revamped from head to toe with good ingredients like carbon fiber, matt color, leather and alcantara, and big wheels. But the way they’ve designed the new body parts is just awful. The bonnet, the bumpers, even the vintage wheelarches that are a nice styling touch, they look really bad on this car.

This extreme modification has resulted in an all-new rear-end design for the Jag. You have to say Panzani practically made a new car here! We just wish their designer had done a better job.

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2011 Jaguar XJ by Startech

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

we had seen various pictures of the package by Startech for the new Jaguar XJ saloon, but now with the car’s debut at Geneva we get to have a closer look at it.

There’s not many tuned new XJs out there to compare this car to, but they’ve done a good job creating a luxury sedan with a touch of sportiness, without getting too vulgar and showy.

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The subtle body kit on this Jag includes items like new front spoiler and LED lights, blacked-out grille, side gills, side skirts, a small bootlid spoiler, a rear diffuser and new tailpipes. Add to that the 21-inch alloys and there’s your lot.

Since cars like this are all about the interior, Startech made sure that besides the usual leather and wood treatment, you also get some joie de vivre in form of some high-tech gizmos like Apple iPads and internet connection.

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Startech Jaguar XJ at Geneva

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Startech teased their new package for the Jaguar XJ saloon to be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

While they say nothing about the XJ, they let you know about what they have in store for the XK and XKR Coupe and convertible models. That includes sporty modifications for the body, custom-tailored 21-inch forged wheels with corresponding ride-height lowering and numerous interior options that are innovative and highly appealing.

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The also have a new line of wood trims, made with innovative bleaching and staining techniques in a variety of surface finishes and in colors that precisely match or appealingly contrast with the overall interior color scheme.

Startech has also launched a new branch in America, STARTECH USA in Irvine, California.

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Arden Jaguar XJ

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Arden finally prepared a package for the 2011 Jaguar XJ, and it’s… traditional!

I mean you can guess what it has without even seeing it. So you can mention LED lights, an Arden ornament on the bonnet, mesh grille, rear discrete diffuser and new tailpipes.

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Add to the list the 21-inch alloy wheels which also look very familiar. Arden needs to steer things up a bit.

The car has a good redeeming feature though, which is an upgraded supercharged 5.0 liter V8 which kicks out 605 hp. That enables the car to go from o to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds

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Arden Jaguar XKR 75

Friday, September 10th, 2010

It’s a tall order upgrading a car that’s already been upgraded by the factory, becasue it’s a special edition produced in very limited number.

But Arden managed to pull it off nicely by tuning the Jaguar XKR75 special edition. This model already features more of everything, Arden just increase it further!

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So the power’s gone up form 530 hp to 580 hp, and the top speed from 280 km/h or 176 mph to 305 km/h or 190 mph.0 to 60 mph acceleration is dropped as well, from 4.6 to 4.3 seconds.

You so also get lower suspension with firmer springs, multi-part Arden Sportline wheels in the size 10×21”, and Handmade stainless steel grilles as well as LED daytime running lights.

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