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Nokian Tyres' retractable-stud winter tire concept

Nokian Tyres Shows Winter Tire With Retractable Studs: Video

Modern technology can make some of James Bond's gadgets from just a decade ago look distinctly old-hat. But one Q-brand trick we've not seen yet is winter tires with retractable studs, like the ones seen on Bond's Aston Martin Vanquish in the movie Die Another Day. WATCH: Meet The World's First... read more

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Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Develops New Tires For Its Old Supercar

Some Porsche Carrera GT owners are probably quite familiar with the word "NO". Usually preceded by "OH" and suffixed by several exclamation marks and a few expletives as... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire

Pirelli Creates Run-Silent Tires For High-End Audis

Pirelli, the producer of world-championship-winning tires and world-class calendars, has announced that its latest innovation aims to quiet things down a bit. The Italian... read more July 23, 2013 by 


 
Michelin EV tire

Coming Regulations May Downsize Tire Width, Too

Automakers are doing all they can to make cars lighter and more fuel efficient, as regulations for average fuel economy and permissible emissions grow ever tighter in Europe... read more March 25, 2013 by 


 
Ferrari LaFerrari, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Pirelli Develops Bespoke Tires For The LaFerrari

Tires may be the most overlooked performance component on (most) modern automobiles. The tires delivered on mainstream cars are generally optimized for wear, fuel efficiency... read more March 14, 2013 by 


 
Nokian Tyres’ Audi RS 6 driven to 208.6 mph on ice

Audi RS 6 Driven To New Ice Speed Record: Video

Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres has smashed its own ice-driving speed record set in March, 2011. The new record, an astonishing speed of 208.6 mph (335.7 kmh), was... read more March 14, 2013 by 


 
Military vehicle equipped with Polaris Non-Pneumatic Tire

America’s Polaris Promises Airless Tire By Next Year

Airless tires, or non-pneumatic tires as they’re known in the industry, have been around for several years now. In fact, Michelin first showed off its... read more March 11, 2013 by 


 
Testing the BF Goodrich g-Force Rival tire

BF Goodrich G-Force Rival Tire Puts The Competition On Notice

If you track your car on a regular basis, or spend weekends killing cones in autocross competition, you know how important a component tires are in your overall car setup... read more January 24, 2013 by 


 
The National Tire Research Center's Flat-Trac LTRe - image: GM

To Boost Fuel Economy, GM Turns To Tire Technology

When it comes to increasing fuel economy, the obvious steps are decreasing engine size (and, often, performance), shaving pounds, refining aerodynamics and possibly... read more November 21, 2012 by 


 
Goodyear's Air Maintenance Technology self-inflating tires, explained.

Goodyear To Field-Trial Self-Inflating Tires In 2013

Under-inflated tires wear quicker, consume more gasoline and pose a potential blow-out risk as the tire heats up or comes unseated from the rim of the wheel. Despite the... read more September 24, 2012 by 


 
Flat tire, by flickr user Tiger Girl

Can A New Process Make Flat Tires A Thing Of The Past?

Over the years, experience has taught us one thing time and time again: when something sounds too good to be true, chances are good that it won’t deliver as promised... read more August 16, 2012 by 


 
New Tires

German Scientists Working On 'Adaptive Tires'

Consider this: every tire on the market today is a compromise. Do you want the ultimate in adhesion, for cornering in warm and dry conditions? Done, but don’t try to... read more April 26, 2012 by 


 
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire fitted to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

A Close Look At The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s Michelin Tires

It doesn’t matter how much power you have under the hood, if you can’t get it to the ground sufficiently you won’t be going anywhere fast. Tires are one of... read more March 20, 2012 by 


 
Chris Harris demonstrates opposite lock.

Chris Harris Drives The Mercedes C63 AMG On Space Saver Tires

Tires are often one of the most neglected components on a vehicle, since they tend to be trouble-free until they suddenly aren’t. In fact, most drivers ignore their... read more January 12, 2012 by 


 
Lexus CT 200h driving on ice

Yokohama Demonstrates Importance Of Winter Tires Using Lexus CT 200h: Video

With the winter months now upon us in the northern hemisphere it’s now more important than ever for readers experiencing sub-zero temperatures to ensure their vehicles... read more December 12, 2011 by 


 
Bridgestone Airless Tire Technology

Bridgestone Shows Off Puncture-Proof Airless Tire Concept

Forget about limited mileage run-flat tires; Japanese tire giant Bridgestone has unveiled a new non-pneumatic tire concept that’s completely puncture-proof. The key is... read more December 9, 2011 by 


 
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