Maxxis Launches New Victra Z4S UHP Tyre
(Akron/Tire Review) Maxxis International USA has introduced the Victra Z4S ultra-high performance tyre, which, Maxxis said, offers handling and traction on wet, dry or snowy surfaces.
The new tyre features a solid centre rib for high-speed stability; silica tread compound for fuel economy and wet and dry traction; reinforced steel belts for high-speed stability and long tread life; multiple snow-biting grooves and “optimal” siping for traction on snowy surfaces; four high-void, circumferential main grooves to expel water; five-pitch tread blocks and two-in-one groove designs for a quiet ride; V-shaped unidirectional grooves for handling on wet and dry roads; Hard bead-filler compound for cornering, acceleration and handling; and reinforced casing and body-ply structure for handling and stability.
“Our MA-Z1 and MA-V1 ‘summer UHP’ products address the sport and luxury UHP consumers. Adding the Z4S opens a whole new customer base,” said Doug Addis, automotive/LT territory sales manager.
“This tyre now gives us coverage in all aspects of UHP,” Addis continued. “Our success with the MA-Z1 Drift tyre, combined with the all-season style and performance of the Z4S, gives us confidence that the Z4S will have broad appeal, from the sport sedan to the minivan and crossover vehicle owner. The Z4S really rounds out and completes our passenger tyre offerings.”