|Mach V BRZ in Winter Mode|
|Blizzak WS60. That snowflake means "Let it snow!"|
|Who says you have to leave the sports car home when it snows?|
That special Blizzak tread compound has a spongy composition that Bridgestone says is made of "thousands of microscopic tubes and cells (which resemble the consistency of Swiss cheese when examined through a microscope)". The tire tread can wick away water that would usually come between the tire and the snow or ice surface. That same light and fluffy compound isn't so resilient in the dry, though, so if you drive these tires around on dry roads for thousands of miles, the special tread compound will wear off. The manufacturer says at half tire life, you only have 10% left of the magic snow tread stuff.
Speaking of wheel and tire swaps, we've been experimenting with some different wheel and tire sizes to fit the BRZ. I'll have more details in my next blog post.