Dark side revolution from Michelin? Bugger! No good for us yet.

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Michelin's airless passenger car tires get their first public outing - (Who said the eu was dead? They even had just a bit of german Britishness ;) :cool:)​



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Oops bugger! No good for us yet then.

Michelin has teamed up with GM to design and start selling an airless tire for street use on passenger cars. Called Uptis, this product is a full-wheel solution requiring specialized rims. Michelin says it will withstand much greater impacts than a regular tire and wheel, and will have a "dramatically" longer lifespan, while adding no extra rolling resistance, not feeling any different to the driver and adding only around seven percent to the weight of the wheel – less than existing run-flat tires do.
 
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