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Now You Can Drive Your Supercar All Winter

by TrackWorthy,

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British auto manufacturer McLaren Automotive and Italian high-performance tire manufacturer Pirelli have teamed up to create a winter wheel and tire package for the McLaren Sports Series supercars.

The McLaren Winter Wheels and Tires set consists of four, 14-spoke Lightweight Forged wheels in Stealth finish, fitted with Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 winter tires which incorporates the McLaren tire pressure monitoring system.

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Developed by McLaren and Pirelli engineers specifically for the McLaren 540C, 570S, 570GT and new 570S Spider Sports Series, the set comes fully assembled and ready to fit, allowing owners to easily change over from summer wheels and tire to winter wheels and tires. Having a second set of wheels to combat the worst of the salt and other winter road debris also protects the summer wheels, as well extending the life of the performance summer tires.

“Choosing the right type of tire to suit seasonal weather and road conditions should be a priority for every McLaren driver wanting to enjoy their car safely all-year round,” said Carl Whipp, Aftersales Director, McLaren Automotive. “Regardless of whether winter tires are a legal requirement, having them ready and waiting on a second set of wheels will allow customers to switch to the optimum tire choice quickly and easily when winter arrives – which is why we have teamed up with our tyre partner, Pirelli, to offer the McLaren Winter Wheels and Tyres set exclusively through McLaren Retailers.”

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Braking performance in poor road and weather conditions can also be significantly improved by fitting winter tires. In comparison to high-performance summer tires, the Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 could reduce the cold-weather stopping distance of a McLaren Sports Series car by 10% in wet conditions and by up to 20% on snowy roads.

McLaren owners who want to drive their Sports Series car all year round but do not wish to purchase an additional set of wheels can have winter tires fitted to the wheels already on the car and revert to alternative tires when spring arrives. The McLaren Winter Wheels and Tires set is available from McLaren Retailers in Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK.

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