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March 3, 2010

Pirelli Introduces Green Tire for SUVs

Filed under: General, Silica, Tires — Notch @ 10:49 pm

European Rubber Journal (subscription required) reports that Pirelli has used the Geneva show to introduce the Scorpion Verde, claimed to be the market’s first eco-friendly tyre for SUVs. The tire combines safety with fuel savings for larger vehicles. Pirelli also presented the Cinturato P7 tire as another example of a green tire that combines reduced fuel consumption with increased braking performance and road grip.

Porsche Introduces 718 Horsepower Hybrid

Filed under: General — Notch @ 4:40 pm

From the Geneva Auto Show comes word that Porsche has unveiled the 918 Spyder, a hybrid concept car that gets an estimated 78 miles-per-gallon while clocking speeds faster than the Porsche Carrera GT.

The 918 Spyder concept is powered by a 500-horsepower gasoline V-8 and electric motors on the front and rear axle (the two electric motors make a combined 160 kilowatts of power, or the equivalent of 218 horsepower). Total power output is 718 horsepower.

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