Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2004 CLK 240 Coupe
Location: Norfolk. UK
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Revolutionary new tire design
Or is it a spoof? I've just received this information from a pal who swears that it's real.
These tires are made in South Carolina, USA.
SEE THROUGH TIRES
A radical new tire design by Michelin. The next generation of tires. They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show. Yes, those are 'spoke-like' connection fins to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread 'wrap!'
The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion ...
Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn't it? Well, it is fantastic in the extreme! These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon. The bad news for Police and other law enforcement is that stinger spikes will not work on these.
Just think of the impact on existing technology:
A. No more air valves .
B. No more air compressors at Gas stations .
C. No more repair kits .
D. No more flat tires .
E. Less expensive and more money in the drivers pocket.
F. No need for a spare wheel.
These are actual pictures taken in the South Carolina plant of Michelin.
Can anyone suggest a downside for this new design?