Thursday, June 14, 2018

Baja Blast: Atturo Trail Blade BOSS tires 'blow everyone away' in legendary off-road race

The Baja 500 isn’t for the faint of heart. But it is for the Atturo Trail Blade BOSS. 
“It was a brutal, violent race” Driver Cooper Reynolds Gross said this month after finishing the 50th edition of legendary off-road race while rolling on 37” BOSS tires. “There were no moments of calm, some sections were less like racing and more just a game of survival. but the tires blew everyone away. They are still useable for another race after genuinely pummeling them."
The truck is back at the race shop on the same tires Driver Marc Stein started the race on. Driving the middle section, Driver and Crew Chief Mike McComas was able to utilize the almost paddle-like tire traction of the BOSS to work past massive logjams and rock crawl around obstacles few others could.
“I thought they would be burned down to the carcasses,” Mike said when he handed the truck over to Cooper. “I was beating them harder than I have ever beat a tire just to get through some of that stuff but they had a lot of life still left in them so we left them on.”
Cooper said the grueling terrain along Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula featured incredibly steep, silty or sharp rocky hill climbs where his Atturo-branded truck’s tires were spun up to 80 or 90 mph, using every one of its 500+ horsepower while going only 15 or 20 mph, but handled 537 miles of the worst the Baja could throw at them.
“It was the hardest race any of us had ever run,” Cooper said of his Ace Motorsports team. “The tires performed beautifully. Zero flats on either the race truck or any of the chase trucks wearing either the BOSS or Trail Blade M/T. The truck fought her best but the terrain proved so brutal that nobody in any limited classes made it all the way around, being restricted to stock parts, we lost 1st gear, our transfer case ended up stuck in 4 low and our front diff blew up leaving us in 2wd low range. And the power steering failed with 200 miles to go but we fought on all the way until the motor quit back on the pavement in Ensenada. What an adventure.”
And it’s not over yet as the race team is planning to tackle Baja 1000 in November to secure a championship.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Atturo Trail Blade X/T tires rolling on limited-edition New Zealand Mitsubishi truck

New Zealand is known for having some of the most rugged off-road terrain on the planet. And for the Kiwis who love to navigate it, Mitsubishi Motors NZ designed its strictly limited-edition 2018 Triton Huntaway II, with only 20 models of the truck created and available for purchase in the country.

The truck boasts an array of serious off-road modifications and features, among them are the truck’s Atturo Trail Blade X/T tires. With a bold tread design inspired by Quartermaster Knife blades, the Atturo Trail Blade X/T is a unique multi-terrain hybrid that cuts into the segment between traditional mud-terrain and all-terrain tires, offering the lugs of a mud terrain tire combined with the off-road ability of an all-terrain tire and the road feel of a highway tire.

The Triton Huntaway II truck is equipped with 33x12.5R18 Trail Blade X/T tires that offer maximum traction on the slipperiest slopes and are fitted on 18” alloy rims. This week, June 13-16, during the 50th annual National Fieldays Show in Mystery Creek, Hamilton, New Zealand, attendees can take test drives in the Huntaway II.

In addition to its Atturo Trail Blade X/T tires, the Huntaway II features:

·      4 mm painted steel bash plate
·      flared wide-body custom guards that enclose the wheel
·      Front protection bar to reduce impact and enhance style
·      Hard lid to protect cargo
·      50 mm lift kit for rocks clearance
·      2.4L turbo diesel with 135kW of power and 437Nm of torque for off-roading
·      Four color options: Pitch Black, Cardrona, Titanium, and Impluse Blue

For more photos from Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand, look below. For a video of the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton Huntaway II in action, click 
here. And for more information about the X/T and other Atturo tires, visit