McLaren has teamed up with Pirelli to offer a new winter tyre and wheel package for its Sports Series models.
Buy a set of winter tyres from McLaren and you’ll get four 14-spoke lightweight forged alloys painted grey and fitted with Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 winter tyres.
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Suitable for all models of the McLaren Sports Series family – the 540C, 570S, 570S Spider and 570GT – the winter tyre package comes fully assembled and ready to fit, meaning owners can quickly swap over to winter tyres in time for the colder months. Having a second set of wheels to combat the worst of the salt and other winter road debris also protects ‘summer wheels’, says McLaren, as well extend the life of the tyres fitted.
“Choosing the right type of tyre 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 Automotive’s 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.”
Although winter tyres aren’t a legal requirement here in the UK, McLaren says fitting them is a wise move as the Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 tyres are designed specifically for McLaren fitment to deliver optimal grip and control in adverse conditions.
Not only do they provide extra grip in freezing conditions, they’re also more effective than summer tyres once temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius. They also reduce the chance of aquaplaning in wet conditions thanks to the specially-designed tread pattern.
In comparison to summer tyres, the Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 could reduce the cold-weather stopping distance of a McLaren Sports Series car by 10 percent in wet conditions and by up to 20 percent on snowy roads, says the manufacturer.
The winter wheels set is now available from McLaren retailers in the UK. How much? If you have to ask…