Yokohama shows classic car tyres at Autosport
Interest in classic cars has boomed over the past decade and with it demand for authentic-looking tyres. Yokohama is increasing its activities here and presented several ranges at Autosport International. Rally legend Paddy Hopkirk even stopped by to lend a hand.
Hankook Tire continuing as Real Madrid sponsor to 2022/23
Real Madrid CF has extended its sponsorship agreement with Hankook Tire until the end of the 2022/23 season. This continued collaboration between Spanish La Liga football club and tyre maker was sealed during a ceremony at Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, and Sang Hoon Lee, Hankook Tire’s president in Europe, signed the deal.
Linglong tyres for China’s most expensive car
Consumers are more likely to favour brands of tyre factory-fitted on performance or prestige cars. It’s no wonder then that all leading tyre makers strive to gain original equipment approvals. Linglong Tire recently scored a coup when FAW Group chose its tyres for what’s said to be China’s most expensive car, the Hongqi L5.
Winter is coming, but Britons ‘clueless’ on snow-covered roads
The UK is preparing for one of the coldest winters in almost a decade, but new data shows many drivers are dangerously unprepared to drive in icy conditions and could be putting themselves and others at risk as a result.
Hankook tyres approved for Audi SQ8
The performance version of Audi’s Q8 SUV coupe is available with several brands of factory-fitted tyres. Hankook says it is one of these brands. Audi has approved the Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV as an original equipment tyre for its SQ8 TDI in sizes 285/45 R21 113 Y XL and V XL. Customers specifying winter tyres can receive the Hankook Winter i*cept evo 2 SUV in the same dimensions.
F1 teams reject proposed 2020 Pirelli tyre
The Formula 1 teams have delivered a firm "no thanks" to exclusive tyre supplier Pirelli. They unanimously rejected Pirelli’s 2020 tyre specification in an FIA vote today. As a result, F1 will continue to use the 2019 tyres next season.
Bracelets made out of Senna European Grand Prix tyre
Tyres have been made into many things over the years. However, creating luxury bracelets from a tyre used by Ayrton Senna during the 1993 F1 Grand Prix race at Donington Park is a new one.
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 is the tyre label?
If you’re researching tyres online, the chances are you’ve seen a lot of tyre labels. Introduced by the European Union in 2012, the tyre label is designed to help consumers by showing the tyre’s relative performance in three main categories: Fuel Consumption, Wet Grip, and Pass-by Noise.