Tires

 
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 and ride comfort, not for grip or performance in extreme conditions. Enter the world of hypercars, however, and the design... read more

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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


 
Bridgestone Airless Tire Technology

Bridgestone Airless Tire: Puncture-Proof Tech On The Way

Although it'd be unfair to say that tires are one of the more old-fashioned aspects of your modern car - since tire manufacturers spend millions constantly developing them -... read more December 6, 2011 by


 
Bentley cold climate accessories range

Bentley Launches Cold Climate Accessories Just In Time For Winter

Last winter Bentley set a world land speed record for driving on ice with its Continental Supersports managing to reach a top speed of 205.48 mph on the hazardous frozen... read more November 28, 2011 by


 
ProContour tire tread scanner

Tire Tread Scanners The Next Wave Of Traffic Enforcement Tech?

Officials in the UK are currently investigating the benefits of new tire tread scanners built into the road and designed to detect illegal tread depths as vehicles pass over... read more September 30, 2011 by


 
Monster Fiesta Rally Car

Ford Donates Fiesta Movement Cars To Rally School Program

 Before being available to purchase, Ford loaned out 100 Fiestas for the public to try out and talk about on social media. Now the Fiesta can be ordered from your local Ford... read more July 19, 2010 by


 
Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire

Pirelli, Schrader Team Up For Computerized 'Cyber Tire'

The idea of an intelligent tire that can read its own tread depth, temperature, contact patch shape, and more has been in the works for over a year now at Pirelli, but having... read more May 3, 2010 by


 
Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires

Continental Launches New ContiSportContact 5P Performance Tire

The ContiSportContact 5P is the latest generation high-performance tire from Continental and has been designed for optimal performance in both dry and wet conditions. To... read more April 6, 2010 by


 
Michelin Pilot Sport 3

Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Tires Coming To A Supercar Near You

Michelin has launched the new Pilot Sport 3 to replace part of its Pilot Exalto and Pilot Sport 2 ranges, the latter being the tire of choice for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1... read more February 15, 2010 by


 
 

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