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Video: Chris Harris Tests Pirelli’s Trofeo R With A 991 GT3

Testing Pirelli Trofeo R with Porsche 991 GT3

When it comes to tires, there are so many facets to consider that it's rarely fair to pit one tire against another. In this video, Mr. Harris conducts a back to back track test among two cars between their stock delivery tire (of course, he calls them tyres), and Pirelli's admittedly pretty awesome quasi-race tire, the Trofeo R. In both the Renault …

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These Are Magnus Walker’s First Branded Products And His Newest Video Promoting Them

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Admittedly, I'm a bit cynical. That's why, when I first met Magnus Walker, I was convinced it was an act, that his persona must be contrived for a reason. However, over a very short period of time, maybe 30 minutes of talking, I realized just how wrong I was. Magnus had no master plan. There was no grand scheme or design behind his genuine affable …

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We Travel to New Orleans to Test the Michelin PS A/S 3

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If you purchased a car in recent years, chances are that it came outfitted with all-season tires. This generally works, albeit not terribly well unless you live in a place like Florida or California, where seasons don’t often include temperatures below 45 degrees and any sort of precipitation. All-season tires have long been considered “no season” …

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Michelin Tire School. What Is It and Why Did We Go?

Vu Nguyen and Christian Maloof

FlatSixes.com was recently invited to Michelin Tire’s inaugural “Influencer “ Tire School where I spent two days observing how Michelin tires are made, learning about their technology and testing their newest ultra-high performance tire, the Pilot Super Sport (Michelin is a sponsor of PorschePurist and they covered our cost of travel, lodging and …

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Money Saving Promotions on Tires for your Porsche

As an affiliate partner of Tire Rack we routinely get a number of promotional emails touting all sorts of specials. Almost all of these we don't pass along as they don't really pertain to Porsche owners. However, just the other day we received one such email that had a number of offers, including a $70 Rebate from Michelin. Here's a complete …

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We travel to Dubai to test the new Michelin Pilot Super Sport

line up of exotics at the autodrom in Dubai for Michelin

About a month ago Michelin called and offered FLATSIXES.com a trip to Dubai to test their new Ultra Performance tire; the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. Knowing of Michelin’s long standing partnership with Porsche, and that this tire is likely be a future original equipment fitment on some of its top end models, we eagerly accepted. Prior to the event …

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A Passport to Porsches and Michelin Tires in Dubai

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A few weeks ago, Porsche Purist received a cryptic invitation from our friends at Michelin. It came via telephone and asked questions like, "do you have a valid passport?". Well, turns out our fearless Motorsport Editor, Christian Maloof, has a passport, and (much like James Bond, but behind the wheel of a German car) was ready to hop on a plane on …

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Winter Tires for Your Classic Porsche

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Back in November of last year, Porsche announced they had extended their approval process for winter tires to include tires for both "young and old classics". As per the press release, "Offering customers this unusual service, the German manufacturer of sports cars enables drivers of older models to use the best available products on their car. …

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The Space Shuttle and Commercial Airplanes Use Nitrogen In Their Tires. Should You?

The answer, it would appear, depends on who you ask. You see, Nitrogen is used in the space shuttle and in commercial airliners mostly because it is non-combustible. The likely hood of the tires on your Porsche getting hot enough, during normal driving, to explode is fairly slim . However, there are other reasons to consider …

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Porsche N spec Approval. Understanding it when Choosing Tires

For those of you that have been long-term readers you’ll remember a post I did some time ago where I offered my research services to answer any Porsche related question. That post, “I’m not a Porsche Expert, but I Play one on the Internet” continues to generate a number of questions and I want to do my best to keep answering them for you. In my …

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