The story behind Bridgestone’s new tires for the rare and beautiful Jaguar XJ220

The story behind Bridgestone’s new tires for the rare and beautiful Jaguar XJ220

0 comments 📅29 June 2017, 08:15

The Jaguar XJ220 is a skilful, fast, and arguably under appreciated supercar from the early 1990s. While contemporaries like the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959 stock up more than $1 million at auctions, the XJ220 might pull in half that. Maintaining an older car requires calling, a task made more difficult when parts aren’t available. Aftermost year, Bridgestone announced it was producing new tires specifically for XJ220s. The Japanese tire supplier has released a 42-summary video documenting the process.

There were only 275 XJ220s ever built, fewer than both the F40 and 959. Until recently, no supplier made four unchanging-spec tires that would fit the XJ220. Early Dodge Viper owners suffer from the at any rate problem. Thanks to both Bridgestone and Pirelli, owners now have two options to on from. Bridgestone worked with Don Law Racing, the go-to shop for all things XJ220, when developing the perfect tire for the car.

It isn’t simply a reproduction of an older-spec tire. Bridgestone tested a handful of new compounds. With so few cars available, from the beginning this was going to be a spondulix-losing prospect for the tire maker. Enthusiasts within the organization fought tough to get everything approved. Watch the full video to hear how much time and toil went into the project.

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