Michelin XWX | 205/70VR14




Michelin XWX | Michelin XWX Tires The only radial tire which could be fitted on the fastest cars in the world in the 1970s, the Michelin XWX gives these high speed vehicles outstanding road holding ability and remarkable grip. Michelin XWX tires featured construction designed to reach an incredible 186 mph top speed. The special features of the XWX result in remarkable performance, combining speed, driving pleasure and safety. The original design of its internal construction, together with its flexible carcass give exceptional comfort when traveling at very high speeds. Being a VR category tire, the XWX can be used at speeds in excess of 210 kph (131 mph) ; with a maximum speed of 270 kph (155 to 186 mph). At the end of the 1960s, Germany and Italy were the leaders in the European motorway development program and were also the main producers of cars which could reach speeds in excess of 200 km/h, (124 mph). The wide asphalt strips and the absence of speed limits offered a privileged few the opportunity to make full use of the performance of these "super-cars" at speeds which would be unthinkable today. The Lamborghini Miura (1966), Ferrari 365 (1965), Maserati Ghilbi (1966) ; de Tomaso Pantera (1970) and Porsche 911 Carrera RS (1972) were the undisputed stars, but the large German saloons like the Mercedes 300 SE 6,31 (1968) and BMW 3.0 SI (1971) also made a strong impression. The French were also in the high speed game with the Citroen SM (1970) as were the British with the legendary Jaguar V12 E-Type (1970) and Aston Martin DBS (1967).
SKU 55570
Brand Michelin
Product Size 205/70VR14
Tire Construction Radial
Sidewall Style Blackwall
Width Radial 205 mm
Radial Aspect Ratio 70
Rim Diameter 14
Overall Diameter (in) 25.1
Section Width (in) 8.6
Rim Width (in) 5.50 - 7.50
Speed Rating W
Load Index 89
Tube Type or Tubeless Tubeless
Michelin XWX | 205/70VR14
Michelin XWX | 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX | 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX Tires

Please Note

  • Please note that dimensions listed tread width, section width and overall diameter are non-scientific and based on an inflated tire, mounted on a wheel. Dimensions may vary due to rim width and inflation pressure.

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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