Goodyear claims first all-season tyre with A in fuel efficiency
Goodyear will make a leap forward in all-season tyre performance later this year. The premium tyre brand has claimed a first by achieving an A rating on the tyre label in addition to the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) marking, which indicates that the tyre is certified for driving in winter conditions, such as snow or ice.
Great all-rounder: Test win for Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
Several models of compact SUV are delivered from the factory on 215/50 R18 tyres, and German motoring magazine Gute Fahrt has chosen this size for its 2020 summer tyre test. It looked at eight premium and mid-range tyres, fitting these to a VW T-Roc for testing. The test team benchmarked the eight contenders against the T-Roc’s factory-fitted tyres.
Goodyear tyre supplier to all-electric Pure ETCR touring car series
motorsport calendar – the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car championship. It’s called Pure ETCR, and it’ll be contested by vehicles equipped with a Williams Advanced Engineering battery unit and 500kW Magelec Propulsion powertrain. This will deliver the equivalent of a staggering 680bhp to the rear wheels, enabling 0 to 100km/h acceleration in just 3.2 seconds. This torquey power will reach the racetrack via products supplied by one of Pure ETCR’s founder partners – Goodyear.
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 tyre offers 20% more mileage than Michelin
Goodyear claims its new EfficientGrip Performance 2 can achieve 50 per cent higher mileage than its predecessor and 20 per cent better mileage than Michelin. The claims are based on tests conducted by TÜV SÜD, which also found that the EfficientGrip Performance 2 had the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads compared to leading competitors.
Tesla Cyber Truck spotted on Goodyear tyres
Everyone’s talking about Elon Musk and Tesla’s Cyber Truck. It’s not just its distinctive design, it’s also its impressive figures. According to Tesla, the tri-motor version of the Cyber Truck will be capable of 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds, which means its 35-inch wheels will need W, Y or Z-rated SUV tyres.
What are all-season and winter tyres?
As the weather gets colder, road safety charity TyreSafe advises that driver make sure their tyres have plenty of tread depth and are maintained at the correct pressure. Of course, it is also good to keep the lights, windows and mirrors clean and free from ice and snow. And keeping wipers and lights in good working order is sensible too. But, sticking with your car’s seasonal footwear, what tyres are you driving on? Winter tyres, all-season tyres or summer tyres?
Auto Bild Sportscars: 2nd test victory for Goodyear’s new winter tyre
Drivers of powerful cars should consider fitting winter tyres in the colder months, particularly if they enjoy exploring the limits of their vehicle’s performance. Auto Bild Sportscars has tested 11 winter tyres ahead of the coming cold season. The motoring magazine recommends several brands, but three tyres also proved a no-go for the test team.
Noise reducing technology: Not just for low profile tyres
Ride comfort is a known problem when fitting low profile tyres, but noise can be an issue too. Wide tyres can also contribute to excessive in-car noise. Some tyre makers combat this problem by fitting noise reducing materials within the tyre. But how effective are these solutions?
The best and worst performing tyres-245/35 R19
Ever wondered what the difference between the best performing tyres and the worst performing tyres is? They’re all just black around round, right? Wrong. There are huge differences between the top and the bottom of the tree. Motoring journalist Jonny Smith recently put together this video, which illustrates the contrast beautifully.