205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX

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205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX
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205/70 VR 15 Tyres

Towards the end of 1968 Jaguar were the first company to sell a production car, the Jaguar XJ6, fitted with modern Low profile radial technology in the size ER/70 VR 15. ER/70 VR 15 is the same as a 205/70 VR 15.

In 1970 Michelin capitalised on the new low profile tyre technology with their extremely high speed rated Michelin XWX, rated to 170mph (270kph). When the UK police used the XJ6 Jaguar they fitted the 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX for safety reasons and for the improved handling.

205/70VR15 Michelin XWX

Michelin still make the 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX with a W speed rating today. The 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX is the ideal tyre to fit Jaguar XJ6, Jaguar XJS, Jaguar E-type (Series 3) V12, Maserati Merak (rear). Many cars that would have fitted 670-15 or 640-15 Cross ply or the full profile radial tyre 185R15 might want to fit a low profile alternative, in which case the Michelin 205/70VR15 XWX would be excellent because it is a period tyre designed exactly for that job. Other cars that would benefit are the Aston Martin DB4, DB5, DB6, Ferrari 250GT Spider, Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.

205/70 VR 15 XWX

Though there are a variety of tyres in the size 205/70VR15 If you have a Citroen SM, then you really need to fit the Michelin XWX 205/70VR15.

Also worth noting that back in the 1960s and 1970s many cars might have fitted 185 R 15 tyres. In 1968 when 70% profile radial tyres were developed a 205/70VR15 tyre is the same diameter as a 185 VR15 or a 185/80VR15 so it would not be uncommon for people to think adding the wider tyre was a good idea. We would suggest in it will effect your handling, but if you are going to do that fitting Michelins 205/70VR15 XWX will not have as bad effect as any modern 205/70VR15 tyre.

The Overall Diameter of the 205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX is 669 mm and the width is 209 mm. For more information on the 205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX please see below or call +44 (0) 1302 711 123.

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Michelin XWX

Michelin’s range of XWX tyres are period tire that started at the end of the 60’s and was original equipment on fabulous cars to well into the 80’s. The XWX range of tyres were fitted to some of the world’s most exotic cars such as, Lamborghini MuiraFerrari 512, Mercedes 450SEL, Maserati Ghibli, because of it’s ability to withstand speeds of 170 mph. As well as excellent performance, 100% quality control, the XWX also  has an incredibly evocative tread pattern.

205/70VR15 90 W Tires

It wasn’t until 1968, when Jaguars XJ6 became the first car to fit low profile tyres as standard equipment, with the tire size 205/70VR15. When low profile tires first came out they used letter instead of numbers to describe the tires width, hence initially the XJ6 tires were called  ER/70VR15. To make tyre description a little easier to understand that tire size is now simply called a 205/70VR15. Meaning 205mm wide; 70% of the width of the tire is the height of the side wall with 15 being the rim size. 90W is the load and speed rating; and the 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX is speed rated up to 170mph.

It is also worth noting that in many cases, people choose  to fit 205/70VR15 tyres as a more modern low profile of a 185VR15 Tire. For instance a large portion of the Ferrari 250GT  cars that originally fitted 185VR15 Pirelli CA67 Cinturato tires would often have  modernised the car slightly by fitting 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX.

Ferrari 250 GTO 1964 fitting 205/70VR15 XWX

More Information
MakeMichelin
TYPERadial
RIM DIAMETER381 mm / 15"
ACTUAL WIDTH209 mm / 8.22"
TREAD WIDTHN/A
OVERALL DIAMETER INFLATED669 mm / 26.33"
ROLLING CIRCUMFERENCE2034 mm / 80.07"
WEIGHT OF TYRE11 kgs
LOAD INDEX90 = 600 kgs
SPEED RATINGW = 168 mph / 270 km/h
RECOMMENDED TUBESMichelin 15F13
TUBE OR TUBELESSTL (Tubeless)
RECOMMENDED RIM WIDTH5.5" 6.0" 7.5"
WHITEWALLCan be applied please call +44 (0) 1302 711123 for your requirements
Whitewall WidthN/A
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PRODUCT TYPESingle Tyre
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