McLaren is Making It Easier to Drive Your 570S in the Snow

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

McLaren has introduced a new winter wheel and tire set which was developed specifically for the 540C and 570S Sports Series line of vehicles.

The winter wheel and tire set was developed by McLaren itself in partnership with its tire supplier, Pirelli. The set consists of four, 14-spoke satin stealth lightweight forged wheels wrapped in with Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 winter tires. The set also incorporates McLaren’s tire pressure monitoring system, so you don’t have to worry about a getting a TPS warning on the dash like you might with aftermarket wheels.

“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 McLaren aftersales director Carl Whipp. “Regardless of whether winter tyres are a legal requirement, having them ready and waiting on a second set of wheels will allow customers to switch to the optimum tyre 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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Pirelli says the Sottozero winter tires were designed specifically for McLaren fitments in order to deliver optimal grip and control in adverse conditions. The tires reduce the chance of hydroplaning on water and remain effective on dry roads when the temperatures are low. Braking distances are also significantly reduced in the wet or snow.

The McLaren Winter Wheels and Tyres set is available now from McLaren storefronts in the UK, Europe and North America. The automaker recommends owners use a separate wheel set for the winter, however it says the MC Sottozero 3s can be fitted to their existing wheels if they do not wish to purchase the extra set.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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