How much do you expect to pay for a new tyre? Around £40 - £50 is average - but owners of the Rolls-Royce Phantom are looking at a seriously wallet-busting experience if they get a puncture. At £700 per corner, the Michelins fitted to the luxury limousine are the most expensive tyres on any road car in Britain today.
What's more, their PAX run-flat technology - which enables the car to be driven for 100 miles at up to 50 mph - means they can't be repaired.
The tyres had to be specially made for the £250,000 Phantom, due to it's 2.5 tonne bulk, 150 mph performance, and massive 21-inch alloy wheels. And you can't even pick one up in your local high street - the rubber can only be bought from one of the six Rolls-Royce dealers in the UK. However, owners won't have to visit a showroom - the firm sends it's specialist tyre fitters to stricken cars anywhere in the country within 24 hours.
A spokesman for Rolls-Royce told us: "We believe the cost of the tyre is reasonable, due to the technology and rubber used - plus the fact that for the first four years of ownership the replacement fitting service is included in the price."
How much do other Michelin tyres cost?Vauxhall Corsa£40
BMW 7-Series£561 (Sold through Alpina)
Williams F1 car£700
CAT 797 Dumper truck£30,000