Tires

 
Pirelli Collezione tires for vintage European sports cars

Pirelli releases reborn and modernized tires for 1950s to 1970s European sports cars

Tires, though often overlooked, can make or break a car. Much of a car's character can be found in the patches of rubber that we sometimes take for granted. It's why selecting tires for vintage sports cars can be so painstakingly difficult, and sometimes nearly impossible. Pirelli aims to ease that... read more

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Explaining the differences between 17, 18, and 19-inch tires

Finding the difference between 17-, 18- and 19-inch tires

There's a balance to be found when you're on the hunt for a set of wheels and tires for your vehicle. Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Are you looking to increase... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Infiniti's Q60 Project Black S will wear special-made Pirelli tires

Sitting at each corner of a production-bound Infiniti Q60 Black S will be Pirelli rubber. Both Infiniti and Pirelli used the previous weekend's 2017 Formula One Canadian... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
Do wider tires equal more grip?

Do wider tires actually have more grip?

Tires are an absolutely essential part of any car, truck, or SUV. Compounds can create unique handling experiences suited for any type of vehicle, and they can even make a... read more June 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's drag radials are too wide for production line

A proper set of tires can be the difference between victory and loss, whether it's on a road course or at the dragstrip. Thankfully, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
Jaguar XJ220

The story behind Bridgestone’s decision to develop new tires for the Jaguar XJ220

There’s a company based in the United Kingdom by the name of Don Law Racing that specializes in replacement parts for the Jaguar XJ220. Late last year, the company... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Are winter tires good in summer Engineering Explained

What happens when you run winter tires in the summer?

By this point, as we enter the middle of May, most drivers who use soft-compound winter tires have likely switched them out for a set of all-season rubber, or even some... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses the reasons why you should buy good tires

Here’s why you shouldn’t skimp on tires

When you buy a new car, the odds are good that it's going to come with solid tires. If that new car you're buying is a sports car or performance-oriented model, then the odds... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
Goodyear's concept tire: The Eagle 360 Urban

Goodyear envisions its spherical concept tire as part of an autonomous future

Just as we look toward the future with automaker-produced concept vehicles, the tire manufacturers are also envisioning the world of tomorrow. Be it a future filled with... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Pirelli Winter Driving School, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Pirelli pushes tire line upmarket

Pirelli hasn't forgotten about the tires that average Americans put on average cars, but the Italian company known for its racy calendars as much as its tires has mostly... read more February 23, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the improvements made with the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Has Michelin designed a better tire than its Pilot Super Sport?

If you have a vehicle that likes to perform, you'll do best to fit it with a set of Pilot Super Sport tires from Michelin. This is a seriously good set of rubber that will... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
Porsche Pirelli P-Zero Corsa N0 tire

Porsche to offer track-focused 20-inch tire for 911

With the release of the 911 Carrera GTS this April, Porsche will also offer a factory approved aftermarket tire for customers who want more grip at the racetrack. The tire, a... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
Continental tires

Continental Tires buys Hoosier

Continental Tires, a manufacturer of lots of street and racing tires, has purchased Hoosier, a manufacturer of some street and mostly racing tires. The good news for both... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
Zenises Z Tire recognized as world’s most expensive by Guinness World Records

Tire laced with gold and diamonds is world’s most expensive at $600,000 a set

A company based in the United Kingdom has unveiled the world’s most expensive car tire. A set of the special tires, which are based on the Z Tire performance rubber... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Goodyear Eagle 360

Goodyear thinks outside the circle with levitating, sphere-shaped tire: Video

Goodyear's new Eagle 360 tire concept envisions a future that moves away from round, donut-shaped tires, and into materials and designs that could allow the car of tomorrow... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
Hankook iFlex Non-Pneumatic Tire

Hankook Airless Tires Inch Closer To Production Reality

A number of tire manufacturers have been portraying airless tires as the way of the future. A few have even moved into production capacity on the airless front. These... read more July 16, 2015 by


 
 

 
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