Tyre-gripping in the extreme!

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Remember that memorable scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally, when the New York diner utters the line: “I’ll have what she’s having…”, well if you are looking for tyres that will grip the road whatever the weather throws at them this autumn and winter, you might want what the all-new Jaguar F-Pace had attached to its wheels when it performed a jaw-dropping, record-breaking 360 degree loop-the-loop!

Billed as world’s most practical sports car, the F-Pace was driven with daring precision by daring British stunt driver Terry Grant, who sped through the specially built structure to showcase the cars ability to combine agility with sports car speed and performance.

Apparently, Grant went through two months of intense physical and dietary training to make sure his body could cope with the 6.5 G-Force, which is greater than the forces experienced by space shuttle pilots, for this hair-raising challenge.

Seriously though, we know the the success of the stunt wasn’t down to the tyres, but when it comes to staying into contact with the road during the wet weather, nothing is more important that having tyres with plenty of grip to avoid aquaplaning.

Aquaplaning is the effect of a loss of steering control caused by a film of water building between the tyre and road surface. Several factors can help prevent aquaplaning, including having plenty of tread depth on tyres.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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