Arden A-Type AJ 18
The legendary A-Type goes into the final round. 10 years after the first A-type transformations, Arden reissues a last limited edition of the complete reconstruction. The Arden A-Type, based on the 1997-2005 XK models, celebrated its world premiere at the IAA 1999 in Frankfurt, already attracted much attention at that time. Only five more vehicles will be built to limit the series to 18 pieces.
The vehicle developed in the wind tunnel with improved air resistance, which is made of special carbon composite material is manufactured directly in our factory in Krefeld. In addition to the revised front and rear fenders which widen the car up to 5cm, the A-type conversion owns a 3-air gill vent in the front fenders. The tank, with a nozzle aluminum shutter re-positioned and gives the XK racing look. The front and rear bumper, side skirts, mirrors and handmade stainless steel mesh adapted to the wide body next to multi 20inch Arden Sportline alloy rims finish the conversion and turn your XK into the Arden A-Type.
The optical package of the A-Type´s is rounded off by further components. The Arden high-performance braking system for example trumps with 370mm discs and 6-piston fixed caliper. A suspension developed in cooperation with Bilstein not only lowers the vehicle by 30mm, but also enables an extremely sporty driving comfort without major losses.
Even now, the alterations have reached cult status in collector circles and are hard to find. The A-type modifications work on the XK Coupe as well as on the XK Convertible.