Bridgestone tweaks Potenza Race for Lamborghini Huracán STO
Whether on the road or circuit, the Lamborghini Huracán STO is going to ride on Bridgestone tyres. We’d already heard those lucky owners of the road-homologated super sports would receive the custom-developed Bridgestone Potenza Sport, and Bridgestone shares that they can now choose a bespoke version of the Potenza Race in size 245/30 ZR20 at the front and 305/30 ZR20 on the rear axle.
Promobil compares tyres for van-based campers
Not all campervans are ponderous wheeled boxes that slow traffic. Van-based vehicles such as VW’s facelifted Transporter 6.1 deliver driving dynamics approaching those of saloons and SUVs – and demand tyres that are up to the job. Specialist publication Promobil put the new VW T6.1 through its paces fitted with eight brands of size 235/55 R17 tyre – all reinforced ‘C’ (for commercial) models – and found a clear winner.
Pirelli launching Cinturato Winter 2
Pirelli is making preparations for the upcoming winter. In addition to its existing P Zero Winter UHP tyre, Scorpion Winter SUV and crossover range and its Carrier Winter line for vans and light commercial vehicles (not to mention the new Cinturato All Season SF2 all-season tyre), the Italian brand is now introducing a new winter product for medium-sized cars and crossovers – the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2.
Goodyear Blimp heading for South Coast after London tour
Fingers crossed for good weather over the Channel and southern England today – the Goodyear Blimp is getting ready to head towards the coast after spending yesterday floating above London. Goodyear has tweeted several spectacular views photographed by the pilot, so it is well worth checking @goodyear_uk for more during the course of today. You can follow the Blimp’s progress on Plane Finder.
Ferrari 296 GTB equipped with Michelin tyres
Everyone loves a sports car, especially a Ferrari. But when the new Ferrari 296 GTB came out on Thursday 24 June 2021, we were asking what tyres were responsible for carrying the Italian super sports car to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds?
Goodyear Blimp bound for England
A Zeppelin is heading London way, but this isn’t the cause for concern it once was – the Zeppelin NT semi-rigid airship will peacefully float over the capital on 29 and 30 June resplendent in its Goodyear livery as part of a tour that will also take in towns in Kent such as Dover, Maidstone and Dartford.
PremiumContact 6 tyres on Ford Mustang Mach-E
Continental is supplying tyres to Ford for the electric version of the latest Mustang. Ford has approved the PremiumContact 6 as an original equipment tyre for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, giving customers in Europe the option to receive their car in sizes 225/60/R18 104V XL or 225/55/R19 103V XL.
Goodyear launches UltraGrip Performance+ SUV
More than a year after its counterpart for conventional saloons came to market, Goodyear is introducing the UltraGrip Performance+ SUV. This addition to the range covers the growing SUV and crossover market by offering consumers a “technology-packed winter tyre that increases the versatility and contributes to the safety of their vehicles.”
Michelin is the world’s largest tyremaker 2021
Want to know which tyre manufacturer is the largest in the world? If you count the number of tyres produced it is Lego. But seriously, when it comes to real-life tyres, according to the latest research published by industry magazine Tyres & Accessories, Michelin is the new number one.