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Michelin XWX Tyres

  • The Michelin XWX was the highest-speed-rated tyre of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Maserati, etc. used the Michelin XWX as original equipment.
  • The XWX is a highly durable, top-performance road tyre.
  • We ship Michelin XWX all over the world for incredibly low prices and free carriage to Europe, the USA, and Canada.

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Ferrari Dino on Michelin XWX Tyres


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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 for being the best tire to fit to many imported cars with its exceptional performance which it still retains today.

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 and safety.

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Period Tyres with excellent handling for many Dream Cars

At the close of the 1960's the Michelin XWX tire was 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.

Why did so many of the worlds best super cars fit Michelin XWX Tyres in the mid 1970s?

In the 1970s the Michelin XWX range of tyres were wide sectioned 70 profile, which in the 1970s were considered low profile tyres, but the Michelin XWX tyres were extraordinary in that they were capable of withstanding speeds of over 150mph, which was necessary for cars like the Ferrari Daytona and Lamborghini Countach.

Michelin XWX FAQ

Q: When did Michelin develop the XWX?

A: Michelin XWX tyres were fitted to the first Ferrari Daytona in 1968. They had the same tread pattern as the XWX but they were called Michelin X. In 1970 Michelin officially released a range of 70 profile XWX tyres with very high speed ratings for the super cars of the day.

Q: Was Michelin XWX fitted to the Ferrari Dino?

A: Yes the 246 Ferrari Dino and the first 308 GT/4 Dino fitted 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX.

Q: What speed rating are Michelin XWX?

A: The majority of Michelin XWX tyres are W speed rated to 170MPH as they were originally fitted to cars like the early Lamborghini Countach and the Ferrari 365GT4

Q: Can you buy Michelin XWX in Iran?

A: Yes. we ship classic tyres such as the Michelin Collection range which includes the XWX all over the world.

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"
185/70VR15 Michelin XWX 89 = 580 kgs 189 mm / 7.4" 641 mm / 25.23" 5.0" 5.5" 6.5"
205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX 90 = 600 kgs 209 mm / 8.22" 669 mm / 26.33" 5.5" 6.0" 7.5"
215/70VR15 Michelin XWX 90 = 600 kgs 221 mm / 8.7" 683 mm / 26.88" 6.0" 6.5" 7.5"
225/70VR15 Michelin XWX 92 = 630 kgs 228 mm / 8.9" 697 mm / 27.44" 6.0" 8.0"

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