Arden Automotive have revealed their brand new tuned version of the Jaguar F-Type SVR.
German tuning house Arden has been taking classic British sports cars for decades and turning them into their best selves. They prefer Jaguars, although they’ll stoop to tuning up Bentleys and Minis if you ask them nicely.
Usually, their services are to provide restorations of antique and run-down automobiles, but occasionally they like to spice things up a bit. And what better way to make a spicy car than by taking the spiciest Jaguar currently on the road?
When it was born, the Jaguar F-Type SVR came with a massive 5.0-L supercharged V8 that produced 567 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 200 miles per hour. An 8-speed automatic provided power to all four wheels, which is a necessary feature for a car that weighs over 4,000 lbs.
Arden took that winning formula and tweaked it just a bit. Okay, okay, they actually tweaked it a lot.
They call it the Arden AJ 23. We’re not told specifically what Arden did to the car. All we know is that it now produces 703 hp and 644 lb-ft, and it shaves a full half second off its zero to sixty time. Judging by the symphony produced in the advertising video, and judging by the lack of supercharger whine, we’re thinking that the 5.0-L engine was given a pair of turbos to replace the supercharger.
Along with the new engine upgrades (whatever they might be), Arden has improved the SVR’s aerodynamics with some carbon fiber side sills, improved the car’s handling by lowering the suspension a good 30 mm (or 1.18 inches), and improved the car presence by adding a set of 21-inch Arden Sportline GT forged alloy wheels.
Oh, and they added a glowing Jaguar logo because it looked cool. And a new carbon fiber rear diffuser and lighter weight exhaust.
We don’t have any info on pricing or availability, but judging by all the added carbon fiber bits and ludicrous power, we’re thinking it’s more than the car’s original $130,000 asking price. Probably a lot more.