Vredestein partnering with Mansory
Eagle-eyed Geneva motor show attendees may has spotted a 22-inch version of Vredestein’s new Ultrac Vorti fitted to the Bentley Continental GT-based Mansory Sanguis. This pairing, Vredestein states, doubled as an announcement of a new partnership between Mansory and the tyre maker.
“Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, McLaren, Porsche, BMW — just a few of the many brands that have received a unique and high-profile customisation from Mansory, a company based in Southern Germany,” comments Vredestein in a press statement. “The predominantly wealthy customer base is not just looking for a unique and spectacular car, but also has extremely stringent requirements – just like Mansory itself. And because only the very best is good enough, the German specialist is increasingly opting for the ultra high performance tyres from Vredestein.”
Mansory cars are notable for the high level of carbon used in their construction; Vredestein notes that Mansory has come to specialise in this material to such a degree that it even produces parts for other car manufacturers. “If you look at the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R, which was designed in collaboration with Giugiaro, then you will also notice carbon accents on the sidewalls and in the tread as important design features,” writes Vredestein, “From that perspective too, this tyre also fits the creations from Mansory perfectly.”
The Vredestein Ultrac Vorti and Ultrac Vorti R’s suitability as a fitment on large, fast cars was demonstrated at the Geneva show by Mansory’s interpretation of the Mercedes-Benz G class, the Speranza and the Gronos. Vredestein notes that “these two four-wheel drive bruisers have no problem handing the power of their V8 engines thanks to the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti, which is perfectly suited to this type of car.”
The tyre maker says the Ultrac Vorti R emphasises grip and sporty driving ability under the most extreme circumstances, such as on racing circuits. The Ultrac Vorti R was developed in close collaboration with Italian design company Giugiaro and the carbon accents on the sidewall and in the tread are a design feature of note. The Y-speed rated tyre is suited for speeds exceeding 300 km/h.