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In 1992 MICHELIN launched its first generation of low fuel consumption “green tyres” made possible by the partial substitution of carbon black by silica. MICHELIN energy saver uses the latest generation of silica which completely replaces carbon black.

The durable security compound (DSC) is a new generation ingredient in the tread rubber.  It is aromatic oil free (complying with the European directive, January 2010) and improves wet braking, not only when the tyre is new, but also when it’s worn.

By maintaining the rigidity of the tread rubber during the whole life of the tyre, DSC ensures efficient braking (Michelin patent).

The tyres longevity is due to a new mixing process exclusive to Michelin.  This exclusive process allows for combination of all the tread ingredients, with perfect control of the mixture consistency and molecular interaction.

MICHELIN tread rubber performance is very dependent on the quality of the molecular bonding of its 14 individual ingredients. (Elatomas, sulphur, anti-oxidants, silica....)

The new mixing process enhances the performance of the 100% silica based compound and the DS compared to using a non-MICHELIN process.

Tyre mileage is also maintained at a high level with an improvement in wet safety.

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Michelin Tyre Descriptions


Michelin offers a range of tyres for classic cars made between the Thirties 1930's and 1970's

Michelin’s choice of continuous innovation and technological leadership can be found in this Collection range. The technological excellence of this range goes hand in hand with the historical authenticity of the vehicles. These tyres, reproducing the exact configuration of the model of the time in terms of size, tread pattern and aspect ratio thus ensure that the vehicle remains entirely in keeping with the period. In this way, Michelin, by offering you a tyre which is both safe and historically accurate, intend to make their contribution to safeguarding, promoting and perpetuating motoring heritage.

Michelin Collection XWX

The only radial tyre which could be fitted on the fastest cars in the world in the 1970’s, the XWX gives these high speed vehicles outstanding road holding and remarkable grip. A construction designed to reach 186 mph. The special features of the XWX means that it gives remarkable 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. Being a VR category tyre, the XWX can be used at speeds in excess of  131 mph, with a maximum possible speed of around 155 to 186 mph.

Germany and Italy were the leaders in the European motorway development programme. They were also the main producers of cars which could reach speed in excess of 124mph. 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) and 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) as were the British with the legendary Jaguar V12 E-Type (1970) and Aston Martin DBS (1967).

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