Lassa’s Impetus Sport Gains Stamp of Approval
Germany’s TÜV standards organisation has recently accredited Lassa’s Impetus Sport tyre as having fulfilled their strict criteria regarding levels of performance, durability and handling. This is credit that Martin West, Lassa’s European director of marketing and business development believes confirms what users of the tyre already know. “We’ve been getting great feedback from drivers ever since we launched the Impetus Sport”, he commented. “It’s extremely satisfying to all of us at Lassa now that the innovation and technology that went into it has been recognised by our industry”.
Lassa say that the W-speed rated Impetus Sport has already become popular with distributors and dealers across Europe thanks to its combination of good looks and responsive, accurate performance. Designed in collaboration with The Bridgestone Technical Centre, the Impetus Sport possesses a number of design features Lassa believe helped it to achieve TUV certification, including a unidirectional pattern with wide circumferential grooves – designed to provide a high resistance to aquaplaning, a compound that maximises the tyres wet-grip handling, and reinforced body-ply and belt edges that allow for greater stability at high speeds.
Steering precision is optimised via the inclusion of a steel bead insert. This feature is intended to provide a more comfortable ride through the reducing body roll. As well as this, its jointless nylon cap construction over steel belts further enhances its stability at high speeds.
Over 50 UK distributors and dealers put the Impetus Sport through its paces last October during a Lassa Race Day at Prestwold Hall. Track-testing the tyres on supercharged Subarus resulted in the group giving highly favourable reviews – and reaching speeds of over 120mph.