Original XJS Tyres


I know Jaguar fitted their Cinturato P5 tyres to the XJ6 and XJ12 cars.


I think it was also fitted to the XJS. do any of you chaps know any more about them?

U.S. cars were fitted with Goodyear Eagle GTs, at least the latter (face-lifts) were … I finally got suspicious with Superblue last year and took her by a major tire chain place to find out what the dates were on her Eagles. Based on the dates and the low mileage on her (as well as the fact that Eagles have not been made in the last few years), we figured they quite possibly were the OEM tires. :open_mouth: Nice to see that Eagles were built to “pass the test of time” … but of course you are taking major chances of a blow out at any time, going around with 17+ -year-old tires on your car, no matter how good they still look. :grimacing:

To get extra nerdy do you know what year these were used. I think

Originally it was Dunlop SP Sport

Pirelli developed the Cinturato P5 at the request of Jaguar which came out in 1979. so i thought they were fitted.

Do you know when they went to the Goodyear Eagle GT.

This is a great film i cam accross when researching a similar situation with testross tyres https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=hAgbpZAmcDY

I know it had to have been in '94, at the latest, as I have a ‘94 MY owners’ manual set and it mentions that brand in it.

Oh right the P5 is for Jags between 79- maybe the end of the '80s. maybe even early '90s.

Actually that is the detail i’m trying to claify

I’ve had no good experience of Pirellis, not my personal choice but they’ve been fitted to a few cars when I bought them: Terrible wet performance on my XJ6, shredded within a year on my XJ12, near fatal delamination on my Alfa. Avoid.

Facelift vehicles came with Pirelli tyres. My 1995 came with Pirellis , The owners literature in my car had a Pirelli warranty booklet and the cars are wearing Pirellis in all the brochures as well as Pirelli being specifically mentioned:


Has anyone mentioned the USA vs. ROW issue? I’m pretty sure Jaguar routinely fitted US market cars with different brand tires than the ROW cars.

My facelift HAD the original Pirelli spare when I bought the first facelift from a person in the DC suburbs in 2010.

I can’t recall what the spare tire was with the second one I bought (to replace the loss of the first one) because I kept the wheels and tires from the first one.

All XJS came with Pirelli, as standard equipment as I posted in the brochure above. Pirelli+XJS is like Connolly+XJS

Let me correct that statement—- at least from the mid- 1980’s Pirelli was standard. The 1975 original equipment tires where Dunlop upon release.

Does anyone have evidence of XJS on the P5 that Pirelli have just made again. I think in the early '80s at least they fitted https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/pirelli-collezione/p5/215-70-wr-15-pirelli-p5.html and the 6 clider ones would have fitted https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/pirelli-collezione/p5/205-70wr15-pirelli-p5.html

Actually we are selling quite a lot of these to Germany, but i’m not sure about the States