Michelin Has New Airless Tires
June 23rd, 2017
Technology doesn’t stop, not even in the tire industry. Michelin, as well as other tire companies, are always trying to advance the tire. But how do you advance a tire any more than it already is? You re-invent the tire, as we know it of course! Speed Society reported that Michelin has just introduced its new airless tire concept and it's pretty interesting.
It's an airless, rechargeable, 3-D printed tire. It's developed from bio-sourced, biodegradable recycled materials. What's even more amazing about this technology is that the tires are actually reprogrammable which means a tire 3-D printing station can physically reconstruct the tread on the tires to tackle a desired terrain... With an airless tire, you wouldn't have to worry about getting a flat. And with a reprogrammable tire, you wouldn't have to worry about buying separate tires with a different tread. Do you think this idea will stick around?
This Sunday starting at 9am there’s all new tech from the shops. In Detroit Muscle, how do you get tons of power out of an already stout factory coyote motor? Supercharge it! Plus how to build a drivetrain to handle nearly 700 ponies to the wheels!
Then in PowerNation Katie’s featured ride is this 80’s IMSA GTP series inspired SuperLite Coupe. Owner Bill Phillips and painter Anthony Kutas will talk about building, painting and driving these cool kit cars. Bill received the chassis, suspension, glass and body and then he decided everything else. He opted for an LS-3 with a 6 Speed. Anthony from Charlotte Speed Shop took over the challenge of laying down the Ferrari Yellow paint. Plus it’s super comfortable to drive on the street or the track! It’s a full block of tech so make sure you tune in.