The company Tire Technology has created a new tire heat blasting system which can be hired by classic car enthusiasts to improve their classic cars performance during track days. The technology is similar to that used by F1 racing; where tires are heated and kept warm as a means of increasing performance from the outset, with optimal tire temperature ensuring the car has maximum grip and handling ability.
The heat blast treatment is applied to the tires; scrubbing them so they reach a temperature similar to if they had been on the track for a handful of laps. As mentioned, such an approach is also used by professional drivers before racing events. The tires are treated for twenty five minutes, and then are left alone for three days so the rubber interlock together as the tire cools.
The new tire heating technology is said to have significant benefits for classic car enthusiasts whom take part in driving events and track days. The driver should notice an increase in performance from the tires, with greater handling and grip from the outset. The scrubbing could also prolong the life of the tires as they experience less wear and tear. Stuart Hepworth, the founder of the Black Frequency, says the new technology decent performing tires and turns them into outstanding tires.
The new system, Black Frequency, is available to rent. The patented concept uses a High Frequency Electromagnetic Energy device, which can be built into a racing car so heat is kept around the tires, opposed to being lost to the track or environment. According to the Tire Technology web site; the system can retain ninety percent of the tires temperature whilst the system is activated, enhancing driver handling and safety. The driver can activate the device during times in the race where heat retainment is desired, such as during cold weather, initial laps and when the cars are behind a safety car.