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Michelin XWX | 205/70VR14

The XWX, was the only radial tyre that could be fitted on the fastest cars in the world in the 1970s. It provided these high peformance vehicles with exceptional road holding and remarkable grip. A construction designed to reach 300km/h ( 186 mp/h ). The special features of the XWX ensure that it delivers outstanding parformance, combining speed, driving pleasure and safety. The original design of its internal construction, together with it's flexible carcass, give exceptional comfort when travelling at very high speeds. As it is a VR category tyre, the XWX is now homologated for use at a maximum speed of 270 km/h ( 167 mph ). At the end of 1960s, Germany and Italy were the leaders in the European motorway development programme. They were also the main manufacturers of cars which could increasingly exceed 200 km/h ( 124 mph ). The broad stretches of asphalt and the absence of speed limits offered a privileged fem the opportunity to make full use of the performance of these "super cars" at speed which would have been unthinkable a decade before. The Lamborghini Miura (1966), Ferrari 365 (1965), Maserati Ghibli (1966), De Tomaso Pantera (1970), Porsche 911 Carrera RS (1972) were the undisputed stars, but the large German saloons like the Mercedes 300 SE 6.3 (1968) and BMW 3.0 Si (1971) also made a stron impression. The French were also present with the Citro├źn SM (1970), as were British with the legendary Jaguar E-type V12 (1970) and Aston-Martin DBS (1967).Informed observers will note that this exceptional performance was achieved on tyres of the same width as those that fit today's small family cars.
  • Brand: Michelin
  • SKU: 55570
  • Product Size: 205/70VR14
  • Sidewall Style: Blackwall
  • Rim Diameter: 14
  • Width Radial: 205 mm
  • Section Width (Actual): 8.60
  • Overall Diameter: 25.10
  • Load Index: 89
  • Speed Rating: W
  • Recommended Rim Width: 5.50 - 7.50
  • Tube Type or Tubeless: Tubeless
  • Tire Construction: Radial

Product Questions & Answers

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Is this tire, made by you on the original molds, a new construction design with older appearance or simply a copy of original tire ?
By Marc Palmieri on October 29, 2016

These Michelin XWX tires are actually still manufactured by Michelin of France, with their own molds and tooling.

Coker Tire Support on October 31, 2016
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What is the tire weight of the Michelin vs. Vredestein tire weight....How about wear mileage?
By John on April 22, 2016

Tires of the same size will generally have quite similar weight. There is no mileage warranty, but we offer the best warranty in the industry: Warranty.

Coker Tire Support on April 22, 2016
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Vredestein states that it is a "new" design with classic exterior... Michelin description says nothing about the tire other than it is used in restorations. Which is the best for regular driving?
By Your Name (optional) on October 16, 2016

Both the Vredestein and Michelin are excellent tires. Most consumers choose between the two based on brand recognition and/or pricing.

Coker Tire Support on October 17, 2016
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