Vredestein Presents All-Round Winter Performance
Vredestein has released a new ultra high performance tyre, the Wintrac Xtreme. Launched at a glitzy ceremony in a setting surrounded by mountainous Swiss scenery, the Dutch tyre manufacturer is clearly looking to make a statement with its newest product.
The Wintrac Xtreme is the first winter tyre Vredestein has produced in collaboration with design partners Giugaro. The company describes its aggressively firm lines and W-shaped tread as “powerful” selling points. The tyre features rim protection and will be available in sizes 205/55 R16 94 – 265/35 R18 97. It is perhaps, a coincidence that the new product features a W shaped tread and comes with either a V or W speed rating, depending on size.
Vredestein’s UK managing director, Bert Stellinga, sees the new products as a kind of ultra high performance all-round winter tyre and, although it is capable of dealing with snow and ice, is keen to highlight the broad range of benefits associated with his company’s latest product. “In wet conditions of up to 20’C, this one is just better.” According to the Mr Stellinga, if you want to drive your vehicle to full capacity at any time of the year than this is the one, adding “we should really call it an all-season tyre.”