Would you like your tires to talk to you? I'm not talking about road feedback, though that is certainly a wonderful thing. I'm thinking more along the lines of state of wear, current air pressure, and other characteristics that might affect their performance. Pirelli is releasing just such a tire. Actually, it's two tires. The idea is called Pirelli Connesso and it will be available for the Pirelli P Zero and Pirelli Winter Sottozero tires starting this summer. Each tire has a small chip embedded in its sidewall that weighs just a few grams and doesn't disrupt the balance of the tire. The...
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 companies is that the customer base doesn't seem to cross over, so the brands won't steal sales from one another. If you're...Jeff Glucker
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. Choosing the right ultra-high performance tire can shave seconds off your lap time, or mean the difference between a...Kurt Ernst