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  • Chevrolet Bolt EV fitted with prototype airless tires from Michelin

    GM is testing airless tires with a view to introducing the technology as early as 2024.

  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire fitted to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
    Michelin wants to replace oil with wood in tires

    Wooden tires don't have the best ring to them, but Michelin firmly believes they'll be a reality in 2020. The French tire maker told Motoring in a report published this month of its plans to introduce wood into tires, and it's all about moving away from oil. Cyrille Roget, Michelin's worldwide...

  • Michelin Premier A/S tire with EverGrip technology
    Michelin working on tires rated to 300 MPH

    Supercars have become hypercars, and with that moniker upgrade we've seen a move to insane performance figures. The idea of a sub-2.0 seconds for the 0-60 mph run is being discussed while the other end of the speed spectrum has production vehicles knocking on the door of 280 mph and beyond. This is...

  • Michelin Tweel is available for use on UTVs
    The Michelin Tweel airless tire is now available for UTVs

    The Tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) has been a concept in the tire industry for some time now. If you're not familiar with that term, it refers to an airless tire. Michelin has been developing its Tweel for over 10 years and first launched a commercial version six years ago for skid steer...

  • 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 have you turning faster lap times, finding more aggressive turn-in from your car, and braking in less distance when compared to...

  • Infiniti Le Mans 2030 is 2017 Michelin Design Challenger winner
    2017 Michelin Challenge Design imagines Le Mans in 2030

    Michelin loves pushing the envelope when it comes to future automotive design. The tire company often holds design challenge contests that give gifted folks a topic and let them loose. For the 2017 challenge, which is so futuristic that it's taking place in 2016, the contestants were asked to...

  • Michelin and Ford performance tires

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is prepping for a global performance onslaught. The future lineup of the sporty side of the Blue Oval looks exciting thanks to the impending arrival of the new GT, Focus RS, Shelby GT350, and Raptor. If you like hooliganism behind the wheel, you're in luck. And now you've also got great grip because Ford has announced that it's partnering with Michelin to make sure all of those vehicles are wearing sticky rubber. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Video Road Test This extends down to the Fiesta and Focus ST as well, who will now both be offered with Michelin Pilot...

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    Michelin Putting Tweel Airless Tire Into Production

    Michelin will manufacture tweels in South Carolina.

  • Michelin Premier A/S tire with EverGrip technology
    Michelin EverGrip Tires Get Better With Age: Video

    Tire tests, designed to explore the grip limits, traction, economy and noise of tires, are a vital consumer service. However capable your car is, it needs good tires to ensure it's as capable and safe in all conditions as possible. ALSO SEE: Polaris Airless Tires Go On Sale Testing has one major...

  • 2012 Nissan DeltaWing project
    DeltaWing May Race In ALMS After Le Mans

    It might not be "one and done" for the Nissan DeltaWing, scheduled to take garage No. 56 at Le Mans that's reserved for technically innovative entries that aren't eligible to receive points in the 24 Heures du Mans on June 16-17. While the revolutionary Delta Wing debuts at The Sarthe circuit after...

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    Guy Fieri To Drive Indianapolis 500 Chevy Corvette ZR1 Pace Car

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway chose Guy Fieri, best-selling author and host of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" to be the honorary Pace Car driver for the 96th Indianapolis 500 on May 27. In this position, Fieri drives the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Pace Car to lead the field of 33...

  • Marino Franchitti tests the Nissan DeltaWing - Highcroft Racing photo
    Nissan DeltaWing Tests In The Wet

    The Nissan DeltaWing sports racer that occupies the 56th garage at this year's 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans began its European preparations with a wet test at the Snetterton circuit In Norfolk, UK on Tuesday, April 17. Scot Marino Franchitti and German Michael Krumm had the opportunity to acquaint...

  • Photo courtesy DeltaWing

    It's been a busy month of Nissan DeltaWing preparation for the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans. First the revolutionary racecar had its first outing at Buttonwillow in central California, then it was trucked cross-country for a reveal and demonstration runs during the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. After that race, the Nissan DeltaWing stayed in the central Florida area to conduct additional testing prior to being sent to Elan Motorsport Technologies (EMT), Nissan DeltaWing partner Don Panoz' race car building concern near Road Atlanta as final preparations take place for its voyage to Europe and a...

  • 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 the most overlooked features of a car, although they are arguably the single most important aspect in relation to...

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    Michelin Ships DeltaWing Tires

    Things are moving ahead for the DeltaWing Project, which occupies the 56th garage at this year's Le Mans 24 Hour race. That garage is reserved for cars outside the boundaries of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) rules that break new technological ground. Under construction at Dan Gurney's All...

  • 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 supercar and recently revealed Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. According to Michelin’s own test results, the new Pilot Sport 3...

  • Heuliez Will with Michelin Active Wheel technology
    Michelin's Active Wheel technology nears production

    Michelin's Active Wheel technology has been 12 years in the making, and now there is finally a commercial application of the astonishing technology in a small city car named the 'Will'. The new car will be able to seat five passengers, and its electric drivetrain will offer a range of around 150km...

  • Michelin Active Wheel
    Michelin partners with China’s MGL to produce Active Wheel powertrains

    Tire manufacturing giant Michelin is partnering with China's CITIC Guon Mengguli Corporation (MGL) to develop a new-generation electric powertrain systems based on its Active Wheel technology. The first commercial applications of Active Wheel are expected to be in production in China early next...

  • Active Wheel

    Michelin’s Active Wheel technology has been around for the past couple of years but actual applications of the electronic powertrain and handling management system are still hard to come by. Over the years the technology has been showcased in a number of concepts, and at this week’s Paris Motor Show Michelin unveiled the latest generation of its innovative design in the new Volage electric roadster concept from Monaco’s Venturi. The Active Wheel is essentially a standard wheel that houses a pair of electric motors. One of the motors spins the wheel and transmits power to the...

  • 2008 Venturi Volage Concept
    Venturi And Michelin Build All-Electric Volage Concept

    Venturi is most widely recognized for its all-electric Fetish, a compact Roadster similar to the Tesla Roadster that is still in development and is due to hit the streets in June of next year. The company, which is based in Monaco, has now presented a new electric concept in the form of the Volage...

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