- Donald Campbell set a new land speed world record in July 1964 with upgraded tyres. He gave his tyres a level up for his Bluebird CN7 with tyres that are 21 cm wide and 1.32 meters high. Each tyre was filled with nitrogen at 100 psi and weighed about 23 Kgs each. With these upgrades, he reached a speed of 648.73 kilometers per hour.
- The first idea of a pneumatic tire was made in 1847, that's 170 years ago!
- The largest production tyre is about 4.3 meters tall and weighs around 5,670 kg. They are manufactured by a company called "Titan Tire"! These tyres are normally fitted to mining vehicles such as the world's biggest dump truck, Caterpillar 797B.
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