Last night, we wrote about the exciting-looking Opel GT concept. There’s a lot to like about this rebirth of the legendary model, but the biggest thing about the car isn’t the car itself; it’s what it’s wearing: a pair of vivid red tires.
Intellectually, you probably understand that winter tires are better in crappy weather. But understanding and feeling are quite different. It’s difficult to process out everything between you and the tire to get a good sense of what’s going on. Unless you take away the car part of the equation.
It’s probably not a feature a lot of customers are demanding, but Lexus spent three months working with a team of ice sculptors to recreate the NX’s tires and rims using nothing but ice. Not only do they look perfect, the ice wheels are also strong enough to support the vehicle without shattering.
Say, now that does sound like something I’d like in a tire — roundness! I guess I never really thought of it, before, a sleek, black, corner-free tire on my very own car? Four complete and true circular wheels on my car, one at each corner? Man, a fella could get used to that!
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Everyone wants a truck, van or jeep for off-road adventures. But us city types can’t afford to own one, or drive one every day. Don’t worry, the crappy car your mom bought you in college will do just fine—you’ll just have to use a little redneck ingenuity.
When Sebastian Vettel’s tire exploded at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, there was much fuming from darker corners of the Internet. Why couldn’t Pirelli make a better tire? And if the tires had a habit of exploding, as they have for a while now, why didn’t Pirelli tell anyone? It turns out they did, according to…
Ferrari tried a single-pit-stop strategy with Sebastian Vettel’s car for the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix today that didn’t ultimately work out, as you can see. One of Vettel’s Pirellis popped in spectacular fashion on the next to last lap.
Williams’ Valtteri Bottas had a bit of an oops during the Belgian Grand Prix. They had three yellow-banded soft tires and one white-banded medium. Mixing compounds is not allowed, plus Pirelli makes it really easy to spot when you’ve got the wrong one via color codes.
Or is that a Tire Discount store? Anyways, we have finally found it, everyone. The nexus of the universe. The point at which space and time converge upon themselves, and are reflected back unto eternity. The nexus is almost certainly located within a Taco Bell, but what’s more important is how it manifests itself.
Shopping for a truck to take off-road, I ended up buying a Subaru Outback, then modifying it to meet my need for dirt. 8,500 miles in, how’s it holding up? Pretty damn well, actually.
You know you’ve got good traction when your tires start ripping up the road itself.
She wasn’t even near a race track, yet still!
The Formula One Strategy Group meets today, and it’s quite telling when even Bernie Ecclestone thinks they won’t be able to agree on any constructive changes for the series. Here’s why the most important ruling to come out of this week’s meetings will probably be “steak is better than jumbo shrimp.”
Ever wondered what would happen if you just kept filling your tire with air?
Bad news for NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and Richard Childress Racing: while their penalties for tampering with their tires has been reduced slightly, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld those penalties today. Newman's #31 car was caught with a slow leak in its tires at Auto Club Speedway.
When NASCAR audited its latest round of tires, one team's set was found not to be holding air properly: the #31 car of Richard Childress Racing driver Ryan Newman. The tires had a slow leak that allowed the tire to bleed off extra air and remain at a more consistent pressure throughout a race.
There's a rumor floating around the NASCAR paddock that teams are drilling tiny holes in their tires to maintain a more even tire pressure throughout the race, according to USA Today. I'm not sure how that would work without exploding into a horrifying tire-ball, but then again, I'm not a master of clever cheatin'.
Nokian Tyres introduced winter tires in 1934 in Finland, and eighty years later – when they aren't chasing ice speed records on frozen lakes – they are still busy testing tires flat out while looking for reindeer on the biggest and coldest playground you've ever seen. Welcome to White Hell.