Tires

 
Bugatti Chiron first drive

Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron. So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of. That's because no tire is... read more

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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


 
Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K

Ferrari FXX K Rubber Goes Digital Testing Pirelli Cyber Tire

While tires might just look like round, black pieces of rubber, their simple exteriors belie some sophisticated engineering. And with its new Cyber Tire technology, Pirelli... read more June 1, 2015 by


 
Goodyear concept tires

Goodyear Unveils Electricity-Generating And Shape-Shifting Concept Tires At Geneva

Concept cars are nothing new, but now companies are showing off concept tires that can be as radical as any vehicle they might get bolted to. Case in point, Goodyear just... read more March 6, 2015 by


 
Hankook Concept Tires

Hankook: Preferred Tire Of Future Death Race Winners

Hankook currently churns out a wide range of rubber designed to suit the various needs of those driving on the street, and those who take it to the track. In the future... read more December 18, 2014 by


 
 

 
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