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Arden Jaguar XKR-S ‘AJ 20 RS’ tuning package announced

It’s not very often that you hear of tuning packages for modern-day Jaguars, however, a company called Arden has come up with such an offer for the snarling Jaguar XKR-S.

The tuning kit, specifically, the AJ 20 RS, gives the already potent XKR-S more aggression in almost every area, including under the bonnet and with the cosmetic side of things.

Power from the factory XKR-S comes from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 producing 405kW and 680Nm. After Arden fettles with it, output is boosted to a whopping 474kW and 803Nm. This should enable the two-door to sprint from 0-100km/h in well under 4.0 seconds.

In other areas, the AJ 20 RS kit comes with a fresh bodykit with a more angry-looking front spoiler setup, side skirts, and a new rear bumper bar and diffuser system. The diffuser incorporates a quad-outlet stainless steel exhaust.

Inside, the XKR-S’s cabin can be dressed up with various options, including Alcantara and leather upholstery, a bespoke steering wheel and pedals, as well as new trimmings made from either carbon fibre or wood.

With a set of 21-inch alloy wheels to top it off, the high performance Jag is turned into a lethal weapon.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.