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Old 7th January 2007, 23:36   #1
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Default Tyres that smell (!!!) -- With Lavender Scent

Just saw this on Engadget. Tyres that give out a lavender aroma. I wonder which marketing *genius* thought this up.

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File under "zomg finally!" -- KUMHO Tires is releasing its ECSTA DX Aroma line of car tires featuring "Lavender Scent Technology," which, to translate for the non-marketers in the house, means they smell. Don't fret if lavender isn't your bag, baby -- the company plans to later introduce models with orange and jasmine aromas (what, no new car scent?). To eradicate that embarassing "plain old tire" smell from your ride, you'll have to part with $119, $125, or $138 per tire depending on your choice of size.
Source: KUMHO ECSTA DX Aroma car tires roll out with lavender scent; don't ask why - Engadget
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Old 8th January 2007, 00:10   #2
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once saw tires that produce coloured smoke on an old top gear episode
it was an amazing sight, pink smoke from the tyres
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Old 8th January 2007, 00:24   #3
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Those coloured smoking tyres were produced by BF Goodrich & the idea faded away pretty fast due to the poor sales which were partly due to high costs. Let's see how far this idea goes since I don't see much appeal for it, after all how many people do burning starts on a daily basis? And secondly how many times has your modern car cabin been filled with smell from the tyres?
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Default This part of your car's been brought to you by L'Oreal...

What's next - rose coolant, chocolate flavoured power steering fluid & engine oil with a hint of green apples?! ?

Really strange... doesn't make scents.

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What's next - rose coolant, chocolate flavoured power steering fluid & engine oil with a hint of green apples?! ?

Really strange... doesn't make scents.
Good one elf!! Your car might end up as a falooda when its finished!

Jokes apart. whats the fun if smoked rubber doesnt smell like one???
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Just what's needed to attract dogs on a street so they can have a gala time marking these tyres with their heavenly aroma
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whats the fun if smoked rubber doesnt smell like one???
Totally with you. Whats all this lavender rubbish, theres nothing quote like the smell of burning rubber after a spirited driving session. After parking, I actually bend down and smell the rubber (my family thinks I am nuts!!).
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... After parking, I actually bend down and smell the rubber (my family thinks I am nuts!!). ...
My wife & my building security think I'm a dog, just about to let loose after a good sniff!
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