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1974 Jaguar XJ12 Aussie Magazine Advert

1974 Jaguar XJ12 Aussie Magazine Advert


Jaguar XJ12 1972–1992


Jaguar XJ12 Tyres Explained

1980 Jaguar XJ12 Tyres

1980 Jaguar XJ12 Advert


Jaguar XJ V12 Tyres



For all models of the XJ12 Jaguar saloon, we recommend either the Michelin XWX or the Pirelli P5. The Michelin XWX is a really durable period tyre that can withstand heat and will handle really well at high speeds, performing excellently on motorways and dual carriageways. It is worth noting that XWX was what Ferrari fitted to their Daytona & 330 GT and some British Police forces fitted the XWX to their Jaguar Jam sandwich XJ saloons.

The P5 by Pirelli is also an extremely high-performance tyre with a W speed rating and will perform excellently in the wet, and provide excellent comfort and grip. Worth noting that the Pirelli Cinturato P5 is the tyre that Jaguar requested Pirelli to make for their XJ12 back in the 1970s. Pirelli are producing these tyres again and Jaguar has tested them and awarded them the J homologation, making them the tyre of choice for their XJ12 cars


Jaguar XJ12 HE Tyres


When Jaguar developed the HE version of the XJ12, part of the high efficiency was the taller tyres. 215/70WR15 Pirelli P5 was the Jaguar homologated tyre for their XJ12 HE.

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XJ12 Tyres


XJ12 Original Equipment Tyres

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For the XJ12 Jaguar saloon the Michelin XWX is a really durable high performance period tyre that can withstand heat, and will handle really well at high speeds and perform excellently on motorways and dual carriage ways. It is worth noting that XWX was what Ferrari fitted to their Daytona & 330 GT and some British Police forces fitted the XWX to their Jaguar Jam sandwich XJ saloons.

The CN12 by Pirelli is also an extremely high performance tyre with a W speed rating and will perform excellently in the wet, and provide excellent comfort and grip. Worth noting that the Pirelli Cinturato CN12 was fitted to Lamborghini cars such as their Espada & Muira.

Jaguar asked Pirelli in 1977 to make a bespoke tyre for their performance Luxury saloons. And in 1979 the Pirelli P5 was homologated on the Jaguar XJ12, XJ6 & XJS. Pirelli has started making a small range of P5 tyres again. Again at the request of Jaguar themselves. This range includes the 205/70WR15 P5, 215/70WR15 P5, and the 225/65R15 P5 for the later XJ40 models.

In 1982 Jaguar developed the XJ12 HE (or High efficiency) improved model of the XJ12, one of the improvements was to fit 215/70VR15 tyres instead of the 205/70VR15. Thereby fitting a taller tyre to improve the gearing and clearance. Currently, Longstone would suggest the best tyre for these fantastic XJ12 saloons and of course, the XJC V12 would be the 215/70VR15 PIRELLI P5. The picture on the right is a technical service bulletin from September 1981 that has the details from Jaguar about the P5's introduction to Jaguar's V12 cars.







Jaguar XJ12 Tyre Pressures


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What are the best tyres for a Jaguar XJ12 HE?

Jaguar asked Pirelli to make the 215/70WR15 P5 for the XJ12 HE. We would suggest that would be the best tyre.

What are the cheapest tyres for a Jaguar XJ12?

We would suggest that though they aren’t the cheapest tyre available for the Jaguar XJ12 and Jaguar XJ V12 HE we would suggest that the Pirelli P5 is well worth the money.


Jaguar XJ12 Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your Jaguar XJ12. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at [email protected]

Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.

Click the link for Jaguar XJ12 Borrani wheels.

Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
  • Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

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1977 Michelin Jaguar Fitment Guide

1977 Michelin Jaguar Fitment Guide

1979 Michelin Fitment Guide

1979 Michelin Fitment Guide

1983 Dunlop Fitment Guide

1983 Dunlop Fitment Guide


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