Tyre manufacture Nokian has this month unveiled a new Nokian retractable studded snow tyre they have created which is the world’s first non-studded winter tyre with studs.
The new Nokian retractable studded snow tyres are equipped with retractable studs that can be deployed from within the car by the simple press of a button. To provide extra grip and traction when driving over snow or in icy conditions. Check out the video after the jump to see these revolutionary tyres in action.
“The unique stud technology brings extreme safety in icy weather. With a press of a button, the driver can bring out the studs to improve the grip of the tyre. When the studs are not needed, they can be retracted back into the tyre. The concept tyre is presented in connection with the 80th anniversary of the winter tyre. Nokian Tyres developed and manufactured the world’s first winter tyre to match the Northern frost in 1934.
Two years later came the improved solution for passenger car drivers struggling with the slippery winter roads called the Snow-Hakkapeliitta. Nowadays, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta is one of the world’s best-known winter tyre brands.”
For more information on the new Nokian studded tyres jump over to the Nokian website for details.
“The new world record for fastest car on ice was achieved by Nokian Tyres, inventor of the winter tyre, when test driver Janne Laitinen drove at a speed of 335.713 kilometres per hour (208.602 mph) on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia in freezing winter weather. Grip and speed like never before were ensured by the new spearhead product for the world’s leading manufacturer of winter tyres – the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 studded tyre (255/35R20 97 T XL). “
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