Get fit with Manchester City F.C. & Nexen
Manchester City F.C. and Nexen Tire have announced a new virtual fitness challenge, Nexen Road to Man City. This free virtual race begins on 22 April and encourages participants young and old, with any level of fitness, to exercise and adopt a healthier lifestyle by getting out and being active over a 45-day period.
Auto Bild summer tyre test: Hankook impresses in preliminary round
Auto Bild won’t publish the results of its summer tyre test for another fortnight, but it has has let the identifies of the finalists out of the bag. Of the more than 50 tyre brands that the German motoring magazine looked at – this year in size 205/55 R16 91V – it selected 20 for further, more intensive testing thanks to their performance in an initial qualifying round. A Hankook tyre tops the shortlist after achieving the best stopping distances in both the wet and dry braking tests.
Brabham continues Goodyear partnership with BT62R
Goodyear and Brabham Automotive rekindled their working relationship in 2019, and have once again teamed up. Goodyear is supplying its Eagle F1 SuperSport RS as original equipment tyre for the road-going version of the Australian-made supercar, the Brabham BT62R.
Autozeitung: 5 from 10 tyres recommended
Ten premium and mid-range brands of tyre show us their strengths and weaknesses in Autozeitung’s 2021 summer tyre test. This year the German motoring publication looks at size 225/40 R18, a dimension suitable for around 60 vehicle models – including the new Seat Leon, which served as test vehicle.
Don’t ignore tyres during lockdown
Many vehicles won’t have been used much since Christmas and most of those that have are likely to have only been used for short trips. While it’s tempting to put maintenance checks on hold, TyreSafe is advising drivers to check their vehicle’s tyres during lockdown to potentially save themselves money in the long run and reduce the risk of a tyre-related incident when they do return to the roads.
Michelin tyres for latest Porsche 911 GT3
The seventh generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 (992) will wear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres as one of its original equipment fitments. Michelin is also offering its Pilot Sport Cup 2 R Connect as a dealer-fit option “for those who wish to push on-track performance to the limit.”
McLaren Artura equipped with Pirelli Cyber Tyre
Pirelli claims a world first with its original equipment tyre supply to the new McLaren Artura hybrid supercar. The Italian firm isn’t shipping any old bespoke P Zero tyres, rather tyres that will ‘talk’ to the Artura via Pirelli’s Cyber Tyre system. Each of the 235/35Z R19 front and 295/35 R20 rear tyres contain a sensor that loquaciously provides vital data to the car’s onboard computer.
All tyres good, some better – Gute Fahrt’s summer 2021 test
The days are growing longer and the chill in the air a little less biting. Summer is on its way, and this also means that tyre testers are emerging from hibernation. The first comparative evaluation we’ve seen for the warmer months of 2021 comes from German motoring magazine Gute Fahrt, which looked at the tyre size 245/40 R18 Y.
Did Pirelli tyres carry Leh Keen’s Porsche Taycan to 102mph indoor land speed record?
Recently, racer Leh Keen’s Porsche Taycan Turbo S was clocked by independent adjudicators at 102.6 mph inside the New Orleans Convention Center – a new indoor land speed record. Keen’s all-electric Taycan Turbo S has a maximum of 750 hp, with four-wheel drive to maximize grip, powerful carbon ceramic brakes and the ability to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in just 2.6 seconds. And what’s more the record was set on the Taycan’s standard fitment original equipment (OE) tyres. But which tyres were used?