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Assembled Pirelli winter tires for your McLaren Sports Series cars are now available

Yes, there is no more reason to stay at home when it’s freezing outside. Some folks sometimes feel the need to just stay snuggled up at the fireplace most especially if the dreaded wet and snowy roads start to threaten those hot summer wheels. But what if you have better things to do than sip coffee all day or hang out with your bae while staring gloomily at the frosted window? Boy we’ve got some good news for you.

British car maker McLaren and Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli have partnered in developing a winter wheel and tire bundle for McLaren’s Sports Series. What does that mean exactly?

Pirelli has optimized the tires to perform whether on rain, snow or dry conditions and these have been integrated with McLaren’s tire pressure monitoring equipment that works in conjunction with the vehicle’s onboard systems. Developed for its latest 570S Spider as well as for the 570GT, 570S and 540C, each package will include four 14–spoke forged alloy wheels in Dark Metal Grey finish plus a set of Pirelli’s MC Sottozero 3 winter tires.

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Toyo Celsius, an all-season all-condition tire, gets launched

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is introducing its first new variable-conditions tire -- Toyo Celsius. This new tire boasts of a year-round versatility that even works during the harsh winter weather. Toyo Tires created the “Variable-Conditions” segment, thereby defining the distinct capabilities of Toyo Celsius.

While there are so-called all-season tires, these typically are not versatile enough to handle varying road conditions. Specifically, Toyo Celsius offers better traction in the ice and snow than a typical all-season tire. It also offers a year-round versatility with a 60,000-mile treadwear warranty.

Drivers who usually prefer having the same tires for the whole year – even when ice and snow is piling up on the road – would find the new Toyo Celsius as a worthy proposition. Likewise, drivers who live in states prone to winter storms would find Toyo Celsius ideal for their vehicles.

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Bridgestone to cut its consumption by 50 percent over the next decade

Bridgestone Corp. is forced to reduce its consumption of rubber by 50% over the next decade because of a steep increase in its price. In a November report, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted that global usage of natural rubber will exceed supply by 313,000 tons this year -- the most since 2006.

For next year, it forecast a price of $4.40 per kilogram -- more than four times the $1 per kilogram price in December 2008. The reason why the demand is exceeding the supply is because farmers have switched crops and rubber trees age.

Masayuki Ishii, general manager at the corporate communications division, said that Bridgestone is working on technology that will halve the use of natural and synthetic rubber in each Bridgestone tire without compromising product quality. Ishii said that it would be “quite reasonable” to lessen the amount of raw materials used since they’re becoming expensive. Company President Shoshi Arakawa said that the firm already has the technology to achieve that.

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Bridgestone and Goodyear raising prices due to rubber shortage

As tiremakers face their biggest shortage since 2007, prices have escalated. Bridgestone Corp., the largest tiremaker by sales, is raising prices in Europe for the second time this year while Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is charging even more.

Pongsak Kerdvongbundit, managing director of Phuket, Thailand-based Von Bundit Co., the largest natural-rubber producer and exporter in the world’s biggest supplier, said that tree-tapping across Asian plantations was hampered by the drought earlier this year as well as the heavy rains.

He added that for at least two more years, global production will fall behind soaring demand.

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For your new Porsche Cayenne, tire manufacturer Michelin is offering three new ranges of tires designed and homologated specifically for your car.

These cars are created to have superior performance when it comes to safety-enhancing grip, fuel-efficiency and total mileage. These tires are versatile and can be used throughout the various seasons.

They improve safety; they last longer; and they provide a reduced environmental footprint. It's noticeable that the tires carry the N marking on the sidewalls. The marking certifies that they meet Porsche's quality standards.

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Michelin announced that the limited edition Ferrari 599 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato) model will feature new Michelin super sport tires specially designed for this model. Michelin is set to produce 2,396 tires for the 599 units of the sports car. Michelin collaborated with Ferrari in the production of these tires in only 18 months.

In a statement, Michelin revealed their aim to enable the Ferrari 599 GTO "to achieve its full performance potential by delivering optimal track handling and superior safety."

The tire will have sizes 285/30 ZR 20 for the front and 315/35 ZR 20 for the rear. The front tire has a weight of 10 kilograms while the rear weighs 15 kilograms. This stands for a weight reduction of up to 10% when compared to other tires of similar dimensions. Three different compounds are seen on the tire tread.

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