Falken’s new UHP tyre, the Azenis FK510
Falken has announced the launch of its latest ultra-high performance tyre for high-end vehicles, the Azenis FK510. The tyre is the company’s response to the continuously growing demand for UHP tyres. The new flagship Falken tyre has already received a ‘Highly Recommended’ rating from testers at German auto magazine, Autozeitung (Issue 6/2016). The German association of technical inspectors, GTÜ, also gave the tyre ‘Highly Recommended’ status.
The Azenis FK510 incorporates advanced features designed to ensure top performance in wet conditions and superior protection from aquaplaning. Compared to its predecessor, the tyre has a higher negative tread ratio combined with high volume circumferential grooves and rounded shoulder contours. Numerous blade sipes optimise the footprint in cornering and cut through the water film on the road surface more effectively.
Falken says its engineers developed the Azenis FK510 to reflect their vision of a cutting-edge pattern concept. The tread they created is designed to ensure consistent pressure distribution throughout the tyre footprint. Known as ACP (Adaptive Constant Pressure), the technology used for this advanced pattern enhances braking performance, directional stability and driving dynamics.
4D Nano Design Technology
The longitudinal grooves and enhanced sidewall flexibility of the Azenis FK510 work to provide a harmonious, balanced response, particularly in cornering and load changes. As well as improving driving comfort, these features shorten braking distances and increase smoothness. The Falken engineers applied 4D Nano Design Technology to develop tyre compounds that offer superb grip and maximise the tyre’s wear resistance.
“The Azenis FK510 features an innovative blend of materials and futuristic design. It is the culmination of all our experience from thousands of kilometres on race tracks and test circuits, and the flagship of our latest generation of high-end tyres,” says Andreas Giese, product planning manager at Falken Tyre Europe. “The Azenis FK510 offers everything that fans of advanced driving dynamics could wish for, with superb directional stability on straights and cornering, exceptional stability in high-speed corners, shorter braking distances and high resistance to aquaplaning.”
Available from spring 2016, the Azenis FK510 will initially be sold in ten sizes between 17 and 20 inches with speed rating Y. Further sizes will be added later.
All sizes are supplied with rim protector. Some rim widths may be approved for speeds of over 300 km/h (Y) after inspection and manufacturer’s authorisation.
Category: Product News