205 VR 14 Michelin XWX

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205R14 Michelin XWX
£469.20 £391.00
Set of 4 off 205 R 14 Michelin XWX - SAVE 4%
£1,798.80 £1,499.00
Set of 5 off 205VR14 Michelin XWX - SAVE 6%
£2,194.80 £1,829.00
Michelin 14H Offset Valve Inner Tube
£38.40 £32.00
BUDGET 195-205 14" Offset Valve Inner Tube
£12.00 £10.00
Rim Tape for Wire Wheel 14" - 17"
£4.80 £4.00
Pack of 5 Classic Valve Caps
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Pack of 5 Classic Car Tyre Valve Collars
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The Michelin XWX 205 VR 14 is a great value tyre considering its quality. These tyres are even better value when purchased as sets:


205 VR 14 Tyres


205 VR 14 Michelin XWX on Ferrari 330 GTC

Ferrari 330 GTC on 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX

It is important to note that this is not the more common and later 205/70 VR 14 XWX tyre, fitted to cars like the Ferrari Dino and Mercedes-Benz and BMW of the 1970s. This is a genuine full profile tall side wall 205 VR 14 tyre, which could also be called a 205/80 VR 14 as the side wall height is 80% of 205mm making it a tall side wall tyre.

It is also worth mentioning that when this 205 VR 14 XWX tyre was first introduce it was called a 205 VR 14 Michelin X, then in 1969 it went on to be called the 205 VR 14 Michelin XVR. Then finally in 1972 that same tread pattern was used and the name changed to 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX as we know it today.


205 VR 14 XWX


Offering a host of exceptional features, the Michelin XWX epitomizes outstanding performance, seamlessly blending Speed, Safety, and Comfort to create the ultimate tire for 70's Supercars. With a strong internal structure and a supple carcass, these tyres provide unparalleled comfort, even during exhilarating high-speed drives.


The tyre size 205/80 R 14 92W indicates:


  • The tyre width is 205mm at its widest point (not just the tread width).
  • The height of the tyre sidewall is 80% of 205mm.
  • The tyre has an R, which means it is a radial tyre.
  • The tyre has a 14, which means it has a rim diameter of 14".
  • The tyre has a load index of 89, which means each tyre can carry a weight up to 580 kgs.
  • The tyre is speed rated W, which means it has been successfully test driven at 168mph or 270km/h for an hour without being damaged.
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205 VR14 Michelin XWX Speed Rating


While the side wall indicates a V speed rating, the tyre's actual rating is W speed, allowing speeds of up to 168 mph. It's worth noting that when this tyre was originally created in the 1960s, the W speed rating had not yet been implemented. Hence, for historical authenticity, the tyre retains the V designation.


Michelin 205 VR 14 XWX Tyre Fitment


Because of the unusual size and shape of the 205 VR 14 XWX we are very pleased Michelin still continue make them, because they offer a life line to the fantastic cars that they fit: Ferrari 275 GTB and GTB/4, Ferrari 330 GTC, Ferrari 330 GTS, Maserati Indy and the Jaguar MK10. Not a huge amount of cars, but it does beg the question that without this continuous availability from Michelin, how many of these cars would still be with us today.


205 VR 14 Inner Tubes


The Michelin 205 VR 14 tyre is listed as a tyre that is capable of being used tubeless. However many of the 1960s cars that these full profile 205 VR 14 tyres are fitted to would have had wire wheels, and as a result need innertubes. We recommend all wire wheels need innertubes. Also many of the alloy or steel wheel of this period did not have the safety hump that we are confident makes a safe tubeless wheel, so we would suggest in the majority of cases where a 205 VR 14 XWX or any other 205 VR 14 tyre for that matter we would suggest using the Michelin 14H innertube.


14" Michelin XWX Tyre Dimensions


Tyre Size Load Index Section Width Overall Diameter Recommended Rim Width
195/70 R14 Michelin XWX TBA 195 mm / 7.6" 635 mm / 25" TBA
205/70VR14 Michelin XWX 89 = 580 kgs 209 mm / 8.22" 644 mm / 25.35" 5.5" 6.0" 7.5"
205VR14 Michelin XWX 89 = 580 kgs 208 mm / 8.1" 686 mm / 27.0" 5.0" 6.0" 7.5"
215/70 VR 14 Michelin XWX 92 = 630 kgs 221 mm / 8.7" 658 mm / 25.90" 6.0" 6.5" 7.5"

The Overall Diameter of the 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX is 686 mm and the width is 208 mm.

For more information on the 205 VR 14 Michelin XWX please see below or call +44 (0) 1302 711 123.

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INDICATED WIDTHASPECT RATIORADIALRIM DIAMETERLOAD INDEXSPEED RATINGMANUFACTURERTREADTUBELESS
205 80 R 14 89 W MICHELIN XWX Tubeless ( TL )
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BRAND Michelin
TYPE Radial
ACTUAL WIDTH 208 mm / 8.1"
OVERALL DIAMETER INFLATED 686 mm / 27.0"
RIM DIAMETER 355 mm / 14"
TREAD WIDTH N/A
ROLLING CIRCUMFERENCE 2085 mm / 82.08"
WEIGHT OF TYRE 11.1 Kgs
LOAD INDEX 89 = 580 kgs
SPEED RATING W = 168 mph / 270 km/h
RECOMMENDED TUBES Michelin 14 H 13
TUBE OR TUBELESS TL (Tubeless)
RECOMMENDED RIM WIDTH 5.0" 6.0" 7.5"
WHITEWALL Can be applied please call +44 (0) 1302 711123 for your requirements
Whitewall Width N/A
ALTERNATIVE SIZE DESCRIPTION 205/80-14 , 205/80 -14 , 205/80 - 14 , 205 80 - 14 , 20580-14 , 20580 -14 , 20580 - 14 , 205/80W14 , 205/80 W14 , 205/80 W 14 , 205 80 W 14 , 20580W14 , 20580 W14 , 205 80 W 14 , 205/80WR14 , 205/80 WR14 , 205/80 WR 14 , 205 80 WR 14 , 20570WR14 , 205 80 WR14 , 205 80 WR 14 , 205/80R14 , 205/80 R14 , 205/80 R 14 , 205 80 R 14 , 20580R14 , 205 80 R14 , 205 80 R 14 , 205/80X14 , 205/80 X14 , 205/80 X 14 , 205 80 X 14 , 20580X14 , 205 80 X14 , 205 80 X 14 , 205/80 14 , 205/80 14 , 205/80 14 , 205 80 14 , 205 80 14 , 205 14 , 205 14 , 205/80*14 , 205/80 *14 , 205/80 * 14 , 205 80 * 14 , 205/80*14 , 20580 *14 , 20580 * 14
PRODUCT TYPE Single Tyre
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