The Italian manufacturer Pirelli was declared favourite by renowned automobile magazines after the summer tires tests, held in Germany, in 2006. Very appreciated by the critics, these tires received attributes going from "very recommended" to "highly recommended". Founded in Milan, at the end of the 19th century Pirelli has definitely won its place among the greatest tire manufacturers in the world. Design and high technology: the Italians imposed their marks on the field with their perception of the tire mixing both the technical perfection and the most "design" aesthetics. In 2004, Pirelli "showed off" with Subaru, in the World Rally Championship. More recently they have become associates with Ford, who chose Pirelli as a strategic partner in 2006.
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Bridgestone Turanza ER300 is a tyre for high performance vehicles. The grand touring tyre is ideal for executive motoring. With perfect driving balance and excellent performance, the tyre is an unbeaten performer on both dry and wet roads. On mounting Turanza ER300 in the vehicle you are assured of comfort, reduced noise and overall, good control of the vehicle. The tyre moulded from advanced solid tread compound, features asymmetric tread pattern. Balance and grip even at high speed is the highlight of Turanza ER300. The straight line stability is achieved through the continuous centre rib in the tread design. The circumferential grooves ensure wet traction and reduce aquaplaning. The low noise and high output tyre is fitted as Original Equipment (OE) in popular vehicles namely, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz A-class, Seat Altea and Leon/Toledo, BMW 1-series, Opel/Vauxhall Astra and VW Passat.
One out of four cars made nowadays in Europe is originally equipped with Continental tyres. Based in Hanover, Germany, Continental A.G monopolizes the fourth place on the international tyre market, with more than forty plants and testing tracks all over the world. The company focuses more than half of its personnel on the tyre business, creating them to fit all kind of vehicle, no matter the size, the shape or the speed capacity. Innovation and safety are the fundamental elements that define this brand, who signed in 2002 an agreement with one of its competitors, Bridgestone, in order to boost the research and development of run flat tyres. Collaboration with some of the most prestigious constructers, such as Daimler-Benz and Porsche, gave Continental the opportunity of winning several speed world records in the Grand Prix racings. An enormous prize list, in more than a century of activity, that makes Continental a very prolific corporation. The only thing left to be tested remains the participation in the F1 competitions.
Official supplier of Formula 3000, strategic partner of the Formula Ford Championship and hundreds of titles won in the most renowned bike racings in the world. Here are only a few clues to recognize Avon, this traditional constructer, born in 1885 in the UK. Avon is above all, the indisputable leader of bike tyres, and it has been taking control of championships' prize lists since 1960. Nothing seems to disturb the sober behaviour of an Avon tyre, safe and resistant, always ready to prove its power on dry, wet or snow covered roads. Throughout their history the Avon tyres have been chosen as original equipment by famous constructers, like Aston Martin (one of its most regular partners), Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Land Rover. Avon merged with the American constructer Cooper in 1997. A profitable merging, that has already led to the creation of new bike tyres series, like Azaro, very well received by the speed addicts.
Founded in 1967 in Taiwan, the Cheng-Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd company is currently one of the market leaders of high performance tyres, with subsidiaries and distribution centres in 130 countries. Maxxis tyres have been honoured by the Ford Motor Company with the World Excellence Award in 2001. A Maxxis tyre can endure, overcome and surpass, and at the end of its life span always looks like new, according to consumer testimonials. The durability of its tyres is one of the specificities that make the pride of the manufacturer, which builds on in the creativity of its engineers during the design of its rubbers. In order to ensure that the tyres that leave its factories are of the highest quality, Maxxis first works with its prototypes using a technology named VIP (Virtual Intelligent Prototype). The international popularity of the Maxxis brand is due particularly to the fact that Maxxis is the official sponsor of the World Enduro Championship. Maxxis produces tyres for all uses : cars, all types of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and karts.
Nexen N8000 has summer written all over it. An exceptional summer tyre with good wet traction and superior road handling, this Nexen is suitable for passenger cars of all kinds. Nexen N8000 sports a typical winter tread design. The tread has 3 + 1 wide and straight channels to take care of aquaplaning resistance and wet traction. The centre rib is sturdy, straight and helpful in gaining on-road stability. It provides upgrade handling which helps the tyre cruise through even wet surfaces with ease. The asymmetrical tread design offers exceptional cornering traction and braking safety, ensuring the tyre makes good contact patch with the road. The organic style grooves add to the tyre's water channelling capabilities. Their anti-aquaplaning feature helps the tyre ace through rain tracks with supreme confidence and sportiness. Nexen N8000 is fully loaded with summer tyre elements. Broad and brilliant in build, the tyre is made for the driving enthusiast who loves summer roads requiring moderate wet performance. Highlights of Nexen N8000:Asymmetric tread design with 3+1 wide groovesOrganic style lateral grooves for aquaplaning resistanceStraight centre rib provides improved handlingTypical summer tread pattern with good wet performanceSummer tyre for the driving enthusiast in you
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The Finish manufacturer Nokian will produce tyres armed with an electronic chip that will call on the owner's mobile phone to warn him about a pressure drop. The proof that Nokian takes the concept of "intelligent tyre" very seriously. Established in 1988 in the city of Nokia, this manufacturer has developed at a spectacular speed. Today this company is the largest tyre supplier in the Northern Europe and one of the most profitable in the world. Nokian excels in constructing tyres specially conceived to assure a rarely seen safety on snow-covered roads and this with low fuel consumption. Named so as to impose respect, Hakkapeliita, that recalls the name of Northern warrior God is among the winter tyres the most respected and trusted by the consumers. As for the all season tyres, the Finish accept the provocation and they even dare other constructers: to create tyres fitting the needs of the countries where the temperature differences are significant from one season to another. Mission already accomplished in the Nokian factories.