Classic Dunlop Aquajet Range Gains New 13-inch Size
Hampshire based Vintage Tyre Supplies has confirmed that, after an absence of more than a decade, the Dunlop Aquajet in 165R13 size – original equipment on many cars in the late 60s and 70s, including Lotus and Ford models – is once more available. The addition of the H speed rated tyre, which is both E-marked and DOT approved, brings the size of the current Aquajet range to six tyres, ranging from 10 to 15-inch rim diameter.
The unique “Aquajet” tread pattern was developed by the engineers at Dunlop and was specifically designed to improve grip; particularly on wet surfaces. In fact, notes Vintage Tyres, at a speed of 50mph the tread can “pump” close to a gallon of water every second via the wide central grooves and its unique “aqua jets” located on the tyre’s shoulder.