After last winter slipping about I changed car tyres to four winter tyres. The transformation is unbelievable. Traction is excellent through snow, on ice and also heavy rain and slush.
The car is a rear wheel drive Lexus GS300
The Tyres are Pirelli Sottozero Serie II.
VESPA GTS 300. Rideout 3rd Feb. Filmed with a CONTOUR ROAM 2 in 720 at 60FPS.
Took my Vespa out for the first time this year. Fixed my new helmet cam to
my lid and filmed the journey. The film was shot over an hour so edited
with music not wind noise!
The scooter is a 2009 Vespa GTS 300 with only 700 miles on the clock, I
bought it last October wit low mileage and haven't added much to that over
the winter. I fitted an Akropovic and it sounds lovely. Other options are
stainless steel running boards, front and rear rack, stainless suspension
cover. I'm waiting for a Vespa single sport gel seat to be delivered, that
will complete the look.
The scooter itself is a wonderful thing, pulls nicely and is a ball of joy
wrapped up in a beautiful parcel. If you're thinking about buying a modern
Vespa, just do it. You'll also get a lot of admiring glances.
The roads were damp and diesel patches everywhere that's why my riding
looks odd, I'm trying to stay in the dry on the road!.
It was a good ride but cold and only one car came a bit close, hilighted in
I feel that a helmet cam may make cars be more wary of you, I seemed to be
getting more room but then again maybe it's because I ride a Vespa and
people seem to be friendly towards them.
BMW M3 / RWD vs other cars in a snow race - Winter tyre vs summer tyres
Update: The M3 VS a 4x4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STaximkaQxo
Perhaps one of the worst cars on snow, an automatic (SMG) BMW M3 with
255/35 R19 rear tyres in a "race" against various other vehicles.
The first one to the top of the small, snow covered incline wins. Traction
control turned off in the M3 and always started in 1st gear. Oh, and the M3
has Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 UHP winter tyres.
In order of "race" appearance:
1) M3 vs BMW 118d Manual. Drive wheels are new 245/35 R18 Nankang NS20
2) M3 vs Ford KA. Drive wheels are 165/35 R13 budget summer tyres
3) M3 vs BMW 118d with extra weight over the rear wheels
4) M3 vs VW Passat Manual with an extra runup. Drive wheels are new 205/55
R16 Dunlop SP Sport summer tyres
Apologies for the quick editing.
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Tyres RWD Sports Car Snow Test
A gentle test (light snow) of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Tyres, fitted
to a BMW Z4 (rear wheel drive sports car). Involved:
1. Getting up an uncleared drive
2. Driving on a snow covered road
3. Braking and pulling away
4. Pulling out of a junction
Simple *Winter Driving Tips*
http://dansautoblog.com Learn How to Drive Safely In The Winter. In this
video I will explain the importance of anticipating the road ahead and why
its important to keep your traction control switched on in the winter.
For more tips and advice visit http://dansautoblog.com. If you are
searching for a used car the Auto Buyer Secrets may be just the guide that
you have been looking for. You can download your FREE copy by visiting
Car shown is a Lexus GS300 year 2002
Filmed with a Canon 550D / T2i Rebel
Edited with Sony Vegas Studio Platinum
Please do leave a comment on this video!
Snowcontrol Serie II [Winter Tire] _ Pirelli North America
This video features a Fiat 500C and an Audi A3 driving on the snow with
Pirelli Snowcontrol Serie II winter tires.
Snowcontrol Serie II is the new winter tyre specifically developed for city
cars and vehicles from compact to medium segment to guarantee extensive
mobility in urban, extra urban and mountain conditions between October and
With Snowcontrol Serie II Pirelli introduces the Snow Wear Indicator
(S.W.I.): three letters marked on the tread pattern to indicate the 4mm
tread depth. When it wears off, Pirelli suggests changing winter tyres to
keep high safety level on snow.
For more information plesae visit www.us.pirelli.com
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Datsun 720 Snow Drift
Just a little bit of fun drifting in and old datsun before cutting him up
and putting a RB25 engine inside :P
Its my first rear wheel drive car and the second time im drifting serius in
it :P About 5 hours of total drifting a this time, so im not that good yet,
and goes thru the snow couple of time :P
But datsun drives thru anything!
Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie II
Winter Snowcontrol Serie II is the new Pirelli winter tyre specifically
developed with technological innovations to meet all new requirements in
terms of safety on all roads in urban, extra urban and mountain conditions
for city to compact cars.
Winter tyres - They really do work.
Short film showing a front wheel drive Vauxhall Vectra fitted with all
season tyres, driving up a snow covered hill in Edinburgh. These are mud
and snow rated tyres.