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    Yes - I have been trying to resolve this XVR and X descrition with Michelin and this is what i have had back from hem recently:-

    On you question :
    • First high performance 0.70 tyre launched by Michelin was size 185/70 VR 15 X Tube Type in May 1968. Tread had the same look than XWX.
    • Then, in April 1969 came the XVR, size 195/70 VR 15 Tubeless, here again, same looking than XWX. Size of Citroën SM.
    • 1972 : XVR was renamed XWX.
    When I spend time into the Michelin’s archives at the museum, I’m always very surprised by the lack of communication in this period for this range for supercars of that time. Plenty for X and XAS…but almost nothing for this “VR” range, whatever is his name….


    However this doesn't quite go along with what i found out on here before in that the early 1968 Daytona fitted these V rated 70 profile 215/70VR15
    X that is effectively an XWX. so i have asked him what he knows about that.
     
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    I have a little more Juice on XVR tyres and the Daytona from our freinds in Franceland.

    Hi Dougal,


    Back to our talk about Ferrari 365 ( Daytona),

    Please, find a picture of :


    • His first official appearance, at Paris Cars show ( 3-13 October 1968 ).
    • As we can see, it’s Michelin tyre there
    • September 68’ French price list ( only cover and additional page where for the first time a “VR” Michelin tyre is mentioned :eek:nly 205 VR 14 and 205 VR 15 “X” are listed there.
    • Last page is from 18 th August 69 : at the bottom, first mention of 205/70 VR 14 Tubeless, 185/70 VR 15 and 215/70 VR 15 Tubeless. Still called “X”.


    That’s all I was able to found….


    Have a nice week.


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