Vredestein launches Ultrac Vorti R
In addition to debuting its Alnac 4G, Apollo Tyres has released its latest Vredestein-branded product at the Geneva Motor Show. This new Apollo Vredestein release is the Ultrac Vorti R, an ultra high performance tyre with an “increased focus on grip and sportiness.” The Ultrac Vorti R was developed in collaboration with Italian design house, Giugiaro.
Describing the new tyre, Apollo Vredestein says “its tread is sleek asymmetrical, with carbon accents on the sidewall and the tread creating a unique design.” The Ultrac Vorti R is Y speed rated, making it well suited for speeds above 186 mph. “The Ultrac Vorti R is the ideal choice for real sports cars that require the ultimate performance from their tyres, such as the Porsche 911, Lamborghini Gallardo or Audi R8,” the tyre maker adds.
The tread of Ultrac Vorti R is broader whereas the contour of the tyre is flat. This, explains Apollo Vredestein, creates an extra-wide contact surface and results in superior grip, handling and stability, especially in bends and at high speeds. The large tread blocks on the outer shoulder provides the tyre with an even greater sideway grip. To maintain high grip levels for longer periods, the Ultrac Vorti R tread compound contains multiple resins that are activated at different temperatures.
The adjusted belt angle and lower air ratio of Ultrac Vorti R ensures that a larger part of the tread comes into contact with the road surface resulting in an enhanced grip of the tyre on the road. The extra groove in the central rib also provides more cooling to maintain this high level of traction. The result, says Apollo Vredestein, is that the tyre is safe and reliable at increased speeds.