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.
According to McLaren’s aftersales director Carl Whipp, selecting the right set of tires for the season should be a must in order for everyone to enjoy driving their cars throughout the year. It is also worth mentioning that having a second set of tires ready will let customers avoid the hassle of switching tires once the cold season fills the air. On the same note, McLaren owners will also be able to preserve and prolong the lifespan of their summer wheels when given an alternative option.
The MC stamp on the wheels only indicates the British marque's endorsement for the set of winter tires for all McLaren Sports Series models. Don’t want to splurge on the entire package? Well, customers can also have the option to purchase the Sottozero tires without the wheelset if buying a new set of wheels is not a priority.
The Pirelli McLaren Sottozero 3 tires are especially optimized for winter or at times when temperatures dip below 7 degrees Celsius. These tires are meant to be used on both wet and dry conditions to get a better grip on the road as it also reduces braking distance by 20% on snowy roads and 10% when wet as compared with non-winter tires. Winter tires perform better than summer tires when temperatures start to drop at this time of the year.
While not all places require switching to winter tires as seasons change, still, it would be best for folks living in North America, Europe and the UK to try and check out the Winter Wheels and Tires package now exclusively available at McLaren dealers.