XWX

The answer to the high speed challenge

Pushing back the boundaries

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 ).

Dream cars.

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 Citroën 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. 

Dimensions

Dimension Seat Sculpture TT/TL Load Indice Speed Code Section width (mm) Outside diameter Circ. bearing Rim size (mini-maxi) Tube
205 VR 14 14" XWX TL 89 W 208 686 2085 5.0 6.0 7.5 14 F 13
205/70 VR 14 14" XWX TL 89 W 209 644 1958 5.5 6.0 7.5 14 F 13
215/70 VR 14 14'' XWX TL 92 W 221 658 2000 6.0 6.5 7.5 14 F 13
185/70 VR 15 15'' XWX TL 89 V 189 641 1949 5.0 5.5 6.5 15 E 13
205/70 VR 15 15'' XWX TL 90 W 209 669 2034 5.5 6.0 7.5 15 F 13
215/70 VR 15 15'' XWX TL 90 W 221 683 2076 6.0 6.5 7.5 15 F 13
225/70 VR 15 15'' XWX TL 92 W 228 697 2140 6.0 8.0 15 J 13
255/45 VR 15 15'' MXW TL 93 W 255 611 1875 8.5 10.0 -

Technical informations

A construction designed to reach 300 km/h (186 mph)

The special features of the XWX ensure that it delivers outstanding performance, combining speed, driving pleasure and safety. The original design of its internal construction, together with its 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).

The adventure of

XWX

Dream cars

At the end of the 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 few the opportunity to make full use of the performance of these “super cars” at speeds which would have been unthinkable.

- 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 6.3L (1968) and BMW 3.0 Si (1971) also made a strong impression.

- The French were also present with the Citroën SM (1970), as were the 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.

1970

Launched in

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