Bentley launches new winter wheel packages to offer customers piece of mind during the colder months and provide the highest level of performance and safety. An elegant 21″ alloy wheels match the upgraded winter performance offered by Bentley’s Pirelli winter tires.
Bentley offers four 21” winter wheel packages – one for Continental GT, GT Convertible and Flying Spur, one for Continental GT Speed and two for Bentayga. Through specially developed winter tyres, owners of all models will have the confidence to enjoy the performance of their vehicles during the wintery conditions. Continental GT and GT Convertible owners can acquire the beautiful twin-10-spoke alloy wheel with a dark grey painted and bright-machined finish for the first time this winter.
The winter wheel packages provide the easy method for swapping between summer and winter tires and help to prolong tire wear whilst used in their optimum conditions. Three design features of winter tires provide maximum available traction and performance on the cold tarmac, snow, and ice:
- Tread Pattern – The tires have many additional grooves or recesses that help to displace water, but also dig into the snow and ice. The extra edges of the grooves help with providing traction into the snow and can snare road debris acting like temporary studs.
- Tire Compound – Winter tires have a softer compound containing more silica allowing the blocks to stay soft and supple in colder temperatures.
- Block and Groove Design – By design, the rubber blocks of winter tires vibrate whilst driving, shaking out any snow or road debris. The large open grooves allow water to drain and provide good lateral stability.
Bentley’s Pirelli winter tires have been designed to ensure that the car achieves as much traction as possible during the cold winter months.