Dunlop Gets New Mercedes Roadster OE-Contract
Dunlop’s ultra-high performance tyre SP Sport Maxx GT has been made original equipment on the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. The car delivers an unprecedented amount of power for a Mercedes roadster, meaning – Dunlop says – that the choice was made on the basis of the manufacturer’s experience and track record with high and ultra-high performance tyres.
Mercedes tuner AMG uses the SP Sport Maxx GT at the demanding DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen-Meisterschaft, or German Touring Car Championship), one of Europe’s largest motorsport events. The new powerful two-seater road version, which continues AMG’s successful Black Series strategy, follows the appearance of famous AMG sports cars, such as the DTM CLK-Class or the CLK-GTR from the 1997 FIA GT-Series. Mercedes believes that the AMG 6.0-litre V12-Biturbo engine – with a maximum power of 493 kW (670 hp) – promises performance at the highest sports car levels and fulfils the expectations of the most demanding driving enthusiasts.
To deliver this enormous power with a maximum speed of 320 km/h and a torque of 1.000 Nm at 2.000 rpm to the road, Dunlop has equipped the 9.5-inch light-alloy rims of the SL 65 with its SP Sport Maxx GT in the size 265/35 R 19 (front axle) und 325/30 R 20 (rear axle). The tyres boast boosted grip and top-end cornering speed.