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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Conti comments on positive Which? ratings

The April issue of Which? magazine put a total of 26 tyres (sizes 165/70 R14T and 205/55 R16V) to the test and ranked each according to its performance in the areas of dry and wet braking and handling, wet grip on straights and bends, noise, fuel consumption and wear. Continental, which received a “best buy” recommendation for its ContiEcoContact 5 … Continue reading

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Audi A7 Vossen 20×10.5 all around Concave CV3s

The Audi A7 has entered the hot “4 door coupe” market  with its own unique interpretation featuring a Supercharged V-6 and AWD and a clever and very useful hatchback system instead of the traditional trunk. The owner felt the wide CV3s all around with the full concave face on all sides would give the car a more aggressive stance. The silver … Continue reading

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Phil Morrison Wins Maxxis British Drift Championship On Federal

The 2010 Maxxis British Drift Championship reached a thrilling climax at Knockhill, Scotland over the weekend of September 25-26. It proved a stern test of vehicles and drivers, with BDC newcomer Phil Morrison eventually emerging victorious in his 700 bhp S15, shod with Federal 595 RS-R high performance tyres, making it a day to remember for both Phil and his … Continue reading

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Renault fits Bridgestone to Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

Renault has chosen to fit Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres as original equipment for the Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7, launched in March 2012. The 200hp limited edition car was developed to celebrate Red Bull Racing’s Formula One Constructors’ title – Renault has supplied its RS27 V8 engine to the Milton Keynes-based team since the 2007 season. The special … Continue reading

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Firestone run-flat range aimed at ‘value-oriented’ drivers

  Vehicles fitted with run-flat tyres as original equipment, such as the various members of the BMW range, are now entering the used car market in increasing numbers and being purchased by drivers with more limited budgets than the first owners. To cater for these motorists’ tyre needs, Bridgestone has launched its first Firestone-branded run-flat for the European market. Called … Continue reading

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PIC OF THE DAY. VOSSEN CV1 MATT BLACK MACHINED

Stunning view of the Range Rover Sport enhanced by fitting Vossen CV1 matt black alloy wheels in 22″.

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Further Michelin guide apps released for iPhone

Michelin has launched an iPhone version of its Great Britain & Ireland 2012 guide. This app, released along with Apple-friendly guides for Italy, Spain, Portugal and Europe, is downloadable from the App Store and contains information for all the restaurants and hotels featured in the 2012 guide. The five new applications can be accessed by iPhone users without an internet … Continue reading

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Hankook to supply BMW 3-Series

In recent times run-flat champion BMW has spurned this particular sort of tyre for a number of entry-level models, and now it is offering its 316d to 320d and 316i to 320i with standard tyres. Hankook has been selected as a supplier for this more affordable end of the range; its Ventus S1 evo² has will be fitted in size … Continue reading

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Nexen to supply Fiat OE tyres

  Nexen Tire has announced that it has been selected as original equipment (OE) manufacturer by Fiat. Under the agreement, Nexen will supply tyres for Fiat’s Multipla model range, scheduled for production from March 2013, as well as Fiat’s Doblo light commercial vehicle (from 2014). The Multipla, Fiat’s MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle), which is destined for the North American, will be fitted with Nexen’s high performance … Continue reading

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