Continental has expanded its range of summer car tires even further with its line-up now featuring more than 210 new items. As a result, the German tire manufacturer now offers one of the world’s most extensive ranges of tires for cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles.
Uniroyal Tires, owned by the Michelin Groupe, has launched two new products, the ultra-high-performance Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 and the all-terrain Laredo AWT 3.
Both tires feature improved mileage warranties.
The Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 is the next-generation ultra-high-performance tire from Uniroyal with 10 more sizes available than its predecessor, covering 82 percent of the ultra-high-performance market. The 42 sizes in the range will be available in rim diameters from 16 to 20 inches.
Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. has unveiled a new medium-term management plan dubbed “grand design 2020”, the Japanese tire and rubber manufacturer announced 19 Feb.
The successor to “grand design 100” targets annual sales of growth of 8.3%, to ¥700 billion (€756 million), and annual operating income increase of 29.1%, to ¥70 billion by 2020.
Yokohama said it would “redefine” its core strengths under GD2020 and address “focused strategic priorities in each sector of operations.”
The Yokohama Rubber Co., announced that its Advan racing tires were adopted as the control tire for WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup races, which will run through 2019.
Under the two-year contract, Yokohama will supply Advan A005 as the dry-surface tire and Advan A006 as the wet-surface tire for the races. The size of both tires supplied will be 250/660R18.
It may be tentative, but tires do have an expiration date. There is a general consensus that most tires should be inspected, if not replaced, at about six years and should be absolutely be swapped out after 10 years, regardless of how much tread they have left. How do you know how old your tires are? There’s a code on the sidewall that you can read about here.
There’s no question that a big part of the luxury auto experience is a quiet ride, but it can be difficult to achieve when the vehicle’s characteristics call for performance tires. Hankook says it has addressed the problem with its new Sound Absorber technology, which will be used on OE tires for Audi’s Q model line.
Hankook says the technology is currently only available in its Ventus S1 evo. SUV, but is in the process of applying it to other sizes and products. These will mainly be UHP tires with low aspect ratios.
Before I headed out to Le Mans, someone told me that it’s the Oscars of racing. I had never been to the 24 hrs of Le Mans, but I’d had the opportunity to attend the 24 hrs of Nurburgring 5 times in the last 10 years. So in a way, I knew what to expect from the event. But little I did I know just how spectacular and different from Nurburgring it would turn out to be.
Mickey Thompson added two new sizes to its Pro Bracket Radial product line – 31.0/13.5R15 and 32.0/14.0R15
“The new Pro Bracket Radial sizes have been designed for higher horsepower vehicles with modified chassis that use a larger tire,” said Ken Warner, vice president of marketing for Mickey Thompson. “Like their smaller counterparts, these tires will deliver quicker elapsed times with great consistency and handling.”
Mickey Thompson is a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
At the moment, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tire is one of the most popular performance tires on the market, if not the very most popular. It’s combination of impressive dry performance, wet performance and braking distances make it the idea tire for any customer with a high-end performance car. Basically, if you want your sports car to drive as well as it possibly can, fit a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires. But don’t just assume this is some marketing campaign for us.
When you’re a driver in today’s Formula One, your life is all about tires. Nobody knows this more than Canadian rookie Lance Stroll, who readily admits that the Pirelli boots on his Williams race car continue to be his Achilles heel as he navigates his first F1 season. “It’s been the trickiest thing for me. You have to adapt your driving style so the tires are happy,” said Stroll …