Steamrollers: The 300 Club


Wider IS Better!

By Michael Schlee


Not too long ago a 245mm width tire was deemed large. However, things have gotten out of hand today as car manufacturers push for wider and wider rubber.

Photo: Michael Schlee

Photo: Michael Schlee


Even the Smart Car can come with a 215/35R17.   So, it seems that to make and impression, and possibly grip, with your ultra-performance car today, you need at least a 300mm width series tire.


Here is a list of production vehicles at CIAS that are members of this exclusive club.


1. Dodge Viper SRT-10                                   Rear Tire    345/30R19
2. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1                               Rear Tire    335/25R20
3. Lamborghini Murciélago                            Rear Tire    335/30R18
4. Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series     Rear Tire    325/30R20
5. Ferrari 599GTB Fiorano                              Rear Tire    305/35R20


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1 Response to Steamrollers: The 300 Club

  1. Dan says:

    I can’t believe how wide these things are. I only have 195’s on my Pinto.

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