2009 Arden AJ-21 Fastcat
Using the basic XF model with the 4.2-liter engine as a starting point, Arden turn can make their car faster than Jaguar’s own XFR. To do this they enlarge the engine to 4.5 liters then fit their own Arden supercharger which is good for 550 bhp. Also included is a comprehensive package with a sports suspension, 21-inch wheels and a reshaped front apron.
The latest creation of Arden is the Arden AJ 21, which was developed on Jaguar XF basis. This wildcat will thrill you, with a stronger engine, extensive aerodynamic modifications and elegant interior. It will offer a genuinely Jaguar pleasure with an individual Arden mark.
The new AJ 21 will receive a complete new front apron with typical Arden style, which will not only impress with a big radiator grill in handmade stainless steel mesh, but also with its large air vents for perfect cooling of the engine and brake system. The aerodynamic lift at the front axle will be effectively reduced with help of the lower lines of the special front design, offering especially at higher speeds much more down force and better handling. The integrated LED-day lights will provide a greater optical effect and more security.
The side sills continue the clear front-design lines, which also incorporate functional air inlets for better cooling of the rear brakes. The rear of the Arden Jaguar XF has been slightly changed by a decent rear lid spoiler and marked rear diffusor, harmoniously matching the complete basic design of the AJ 21.
Every Jaguar driver knows that the heart of an extraordinary car is an extraordinary engine. The Arden version of the Jaguar XF 2.7 liter diesel engine has a performance of +35 bhp (original egine: 207 bhp) with 50 Nm more torque. Arden offers a 4.5 liter version for all 4.2 Liter V8 engines, which give you an additional 80 bhp. The top-of-the line model is a 4.5 liter engine with a special Arden supercharger, which will generate about 550 bhp. The conjunction of the special developed Arden sport suspension with the light weight 21Inch wheels, produced with modern state-of-the-art machines in the exclusive Arden Sportline design, guaranty a more sure-footed handling and always optimal road contact.
Story by Arden Automobilbau GmbH
|type||Professionally Tuned Car|
|built at||Krefeld, Germany|
|engine||AJ34 V8 w/Arden Crankshaft, Pistons & Connecting Rods|
|aspiration||Arden Twin-Screw Supercharger|
|power||410.1 kw / 550 bhp|
|bhp/weight||298.75 bhp per tonne|
|torque||639.9 nm / 472 ft lbs|
|body / frame||Ford DEW98 Unitary Steel Monocoque|
|driven wheels||RWD w/Strengthened Helical Limited-Slip Differential|
|front tires||255/35-21Dunlop SP SportMaxx|
|rear tires||295/30-21 Dunlop SP SportMaxx|
|front brakes||Discs w/6-Piston Calipers|
|rear brakes||Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|curb weight||1841 kg / 4056 lbs|
|top speed||~294.45 kph / 183 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~4.8 seconds|