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Mark Webber becomes a Michelin Man

On the eve of this year’s Australian Formula One Grand Prix, former Aussie ace Mark Webber has been appointed as an ambassador for Michelin, the tyre that took him to his first F1 race at Albert Park in 2002...

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Michelin wants to 3D print your new tyres
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Michelin wants to 3D print your new tyres

Michelin is working on technology that could see the end of 'new tyres' as we know them today, by instead using 3D printers to bring worn-out rubber back to life. The idea forms part of the company's holistic 'Visionary Concept' with several innovative technologies including an airless wheel/tyre package, tyres made of wood, and 3D printing...


Michelin developing ultra high-speed tyres, alternative materials
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Michelin developing ultra high-speed tyres, alternative materials

French tyre maker Michelin is currently developing a tyre capable of cracking a mind-blowing 482km/h (300mph), which would allow street-legal hyper-cars like the Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera RS to exceed higher straight-line speeds than what they have officially recorded to date (431km/h and 447.2km/h respectively)...


Kia Stinger GT: Michelin tyres to replace Continental in Australia
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Kia Stinger GT: Michelin tyres to replace Continental in Australia

Kia has made the bold move of switching tyre allegiance for Stinger GT models in Australia, ditching Continental for Michelin. We first reported we were unimpressed with the longevity of the Continental ContiSport Contact 5 tyres fitted to the Stinger GT when we tested it against the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline last year...


Michelin Pilot Sport 4S review
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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S review

Buying new tyres is not a pleasant experience. Not just because you’re about to spend a large sum of money, but because you have to pick a tyre and be happy with it… For a long time. Like, a very long time. So if you screw it up and get something that doesn’t work well on your car, you’re stuck with it for a while...


Singer and Williams reveal 373kW 1990 Porsche 911
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Singer and Williams reveal 373kW 1990 Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering have unveiled the stunning result of their Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, in the form of a green 964-generation Porsche 911. By now, you're probably aware of what Singer does...


Michelin rejects call to increase minimum worn tyre depth
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Michelin rejects call to increase minimum worn tyre depth

French tyre giant Michelin has rejected calls from some sections of the tyre industry to increase the legal tread depth of tyres in Europe from 1.6mm to 3mm, citing no direct link between a minimum tyre depth of 1.6mm and increased accident rates. Michelin commissioned an independent study from Ernst & Young which found mandating a legal tread depth of 3mm would cost European motorists an additional €6...


Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience
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Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

I’ll be blunt. I’m shitting myself. There’s nowhere to hide as my instructor tells me that I’m first-up. The car is ready and, with the track sufficiently dry, slicks are still being bolted on to the car as I make my way towards it, ushered by one of the crew members holding an umbrella over me...


2016 Performance Tyre Test
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2016 Performance Tyre Test

Owning a performance car is a pricey proposition. More so, when you consider the on-costs of actually using your car's performance in a manner that is both enjoyable and rewarding. Apart from the mechanical maintenance requirements, which include brake and engine fluid changes, the most expensive consumables are indeed brake pads and tyres...


Michelin tyre claims to grip better with age
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Michelin tyre claims to grip better with age

Michelin has invented a new tyre that it claims grips better with age due to a rubber compound that grows, rather than wears out, over time. The EverGrip system, the major technological innovation of the new Michelin Premier A/S, was developed by the French tyre maker to reduce stopping distances, increase hydroplaning resistance and increase tyre grip when worn...


Hankook i-Flex: airless tyre concept unveiled
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Hankook i-Flex: airless tyre concept unveiled

Hankook Tyres has revealed its new i-Flex airless wheel-and-tyre concept at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. The Hankook i-Flex design concept is an all-in-one wheel-and-tyre unit designed to increase vehicle efficiency by improving a car’s energy conversion, while also being more ecologically sustainable than conventional wheels and tyres...


Michelin interested in acquisitions
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Michelin interested in acquisitions

French tyre maker Michelin is reportedly interested, depending on the possibilities, in taking part in the consolidation of the industry. Marc Henry, Chief Financial Officer at Michelin Group, denied the claims saying the company plans to hold onto its status as a 'societe en commandite par actions', which protects it from takeover attempts as it concentrates power in the hands of the company's founding family...


Michelin to consider F1 return as Bridgestone re-evaluates position
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Michelin to consider F1 return as Bridgestone re-evaluates position

French tyre manufacturer Michelin is considering a Formula One comeback, albeit with several strict conditions. The news comes after a meeting between Formula One team managers and President and CEO of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone in Malaysia this weekend. The group met to discuss a replacement for sole tyre provider, Bridgestone who will quit the deal at the end of next year's season...