Designing the car of tomorrow
Aerodynamics and energy efficiency
Michelin has, for instance, equipped the Renault EOLAB prototype with 17 inch MICHELIN Tall & Narrow tires. In the quest for enhanced aerodynamics and superior energy efficiency, its engineers designed a totally new tire size (145/70 R 17).
The Renault EOLAB prototype was test-driven by journalists on the Mortefontaine track near Paris, where it demonstrated its performances.
Premium tires in the spotlight
These tires use an innovative, high-performance sidewall technology known as MICHELIN Premium Touch, which not only improves the markings' graphic and visual appeal but also makes the markings easier to see.
At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Tall & Narrow tires in other sizes were also used on the Peugeot Exalt concept car, the Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air prototype and the Citroën C4 CACTUS Airflow 2L prototype.
Did you know?
Concept car or prototype?
Concept car: an experimental car built to demonstrate a technology, styling or a new way of using a car. Generally only one such car is built.
Prototype: a virtually-finalized vehicle built for the final approval and fine-tuning phases, before moving into the pre-production and production phases.