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Michelin XWX Tyres

The Michelin XWX tyre was one of the highest speed rated tyres of the 1970's and 1980's. With a maximum speed of approximately 300kph/186mph, many fantastic cars fitted Michelin XWX tyres. Popular in Europe, the Michelin XWX tire also found a delighted audience in the US too for being the best tire to fit to many imports with its exceptional performance on these fast cars, a tire performance which it still retains today.

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Radial Tyres

13" Rim Size

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185/70VR13 Michelin XDX 590 189 £139.00
205/70VR13 Michelin XDX 618 209 £306.00

14" Rim Size

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205/70VR14 Michelin XWX 644 209 £264.00
205VR14 Michelin XWX 686 208 £320.00
215/70VR14 Michelin XWX 658 221 £337.00

15" Rim Size

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185/70VR15 Michelin XWX 641 189 £243.00
205/70VR15 Michelin XWX 669 209 £264.00
215/70VR15 Michelin XWX 683 221 £313.00
225/70VR15 Michelin XWX 697 228 £344.00
255/45VR15 Michelin MXW 611 255 £358.00

16" Rim Size

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225/50ZR16 Michelin Pilot Sport 642 242 £241.00
255/50ZR16 Michelin Pilot Sport 672 276 £372.00

Michelin XWX Tyres


High speed rating and amazing performance in the classic Michelin XWX


The Michelin XWX tyre benefits massively from a flexible carcass structure coupled with special features that create a tyre with impressive performance. As a quick VR category tyre, the Michelin XWX can be happily driven at speeds of 131mph/210kph with a maximum speed rating of approximately 155-186mph/270kph. It is an impressive tire that combines both driving pleasure and speed with a mind to safety too.

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Period Tyres with excellent handling for many Dream Cars


At the close of the 1960's the Michelin XWX was a tire created to keep up with the development of European motorways that was currently being lead by Germany and Italy. Many Italian cars for instance like the 1966 Lamborghnin Miura, 1965 Ferrari 365, 1966 Maserati Ghibli and 1970 De Tomaso Pantera were all happily capable of reaching speeds in excess of 200kph/124mph. In Germany meanwhile there were cars like the 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS as some of the more famous but there was also solid saloons like the 1968 Mercedes 300 and 1971 BMW 3.0 SI.

A number of both British and French cars would also choose to fit a Michelin XWX for dramatically improved performance and handling suitable for motorway use. This includes the likes of the 1970 Citroen SM, 1967 Aston Martin DBS and the 1970 Jaguar V12 E-type (or Jaguar V12 XKE Michelin tires). The Michelin XWX was a tire designed to aid the performance of these super-cars during the times when Motorways lacked speed limits, and is still an exceptional tire to fit today.


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