Watch the Jaguar XJ220 Testing Its New Tires

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Bridgestone has been hard at work developing a new tire for the famous Jaguar sports car.

In September 2016, Bridgestone promised a treat for Jaguar XJ220 lovers everywhere as it was working with U.K.-based Don Law Racing to develop a new set of tires for the XJ220. Don Law Racing specializes in replacement parts for the XJ220 and Bridgestone wants to put some modern performance on the coupe, considering it went out of production over 20 years ago.

The tire company worked with the original Jaguar engineers and test drivers responsible for the XJ220, working with a pre-production chassis number 004 for testing purposes. To whet your appetite, Bridgestone released a short teaser video showing what it has been working on.

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According to the company, the resulting tires are 255/45/17 up front and larger and much wider 345/55/18 in the rear. No performance figures have been announced yet, but you can expect more information from Bridgestone in the coming months.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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