This Is How F1's New 2014 Tires Work In The Wet

Formula One had a serious tire problem through the early half of last season. And when I say "serious," I mean they kept exploding. Pirelli went through a lot of trouble to introduce harder compounds for this season, but they also brought in new treads for wet weather. And this is what they look like. » 3/18/14 11:00pm 3/18/14 11:00pm

Bridgestone's Futuristic Airless-Tires Are Almost Ready For Your Car

Bridgestone continues to taunt us with its wonderful airless tires that promise enhanced durability, minimal maintenance, and the ability to never go flat. Previously, the tiremaker was only demonstrating smaller versions of the wheel designed for golf carts and the like, but at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show it's finally… » 11/22/13 11:08am 11/22/13 11:08am

The First Airless-Tire Vehicle You Can Own Is a Wicked ATV

Airless—or non-pneumatic tires—have popped up from time to time over the past few years, and while they offer many advantages over traditional air-filled tires, they haven't been available outside of research labs—until now. Polaris is officially the first company to offer a vehicle with non-pneumatic tires on its new… » 11/18/13 11:35am 11/18/13 11:35am

A Shock-Absorbing Airless Tire That Will Never Go Flat

Inspired by Bridgestone's puncture-proof tires, and Michelin's Tweel, Hankook has decided that it wants to get into the next-generation tire market with its own i-Flex. Like the previous creations from its competitors, Hankook's tire trades an air-filled bladder that's prone to leaks and punctures for an engineered… » 9/10/13 4:09pm 9/10/13 4:09pm

Screw CrossFit, Buy An Old Car If You Want To Get In Shape

Every time we pass a CrossFit gym, my friend Desi says, "Man, I've got tires, pallets and all kinds of stuff to carry around and hammer on in my yard. I could totally open one of these." Having picked up another 944 to (inevitably) injure myself with, I know exactly the kind of heavy lifting to get paying customers to… » 7/05/13 10:00am 7/05/13 10:00am

Someone Or Something Hates This Poor Ferrari

This morning I spotted a suspiciously low Ferrari 612 parked across the street from Jalopnik's top secret Manhattan lair. Since it's not a normal sight, I took a closer look and was horrified by what I saw. The poor car had a giant hole in the sidewall of the right front tire. » 8/03/12 1:30pm 8/03/12 1:30pm