Dunlop designs Opel Monza Concept tyres
Dunlop has developed tyres for the new Opel Monza Concept car, revealed at the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt this week. Dunlop says that work on the concept tyre, in size 245/35R21, began in early 2013 and underwent a number of stages in collaboration with Opel to meet the car manufacturer’s expectations. The design features the same sleek lines found on the Monza Concept, enhancing the car’s overall look through the tyres and onto the ground.
“Dunlop and Opel design teams worked on the design and development of the tyre to ensure the tread matched the sleek shape of the car perfectly”, explains Helmut Fehl from Dunlop’s advanced design and development centre in Hanau, Germany. “Every detail of the tyre was discussed, evaluated and designed to meet the highest standards and expectations of the Opel team.”
Building on an increasing need for a more sustainable future, the Monza Concept is based on increasing electrification of the automobile in everyday driving, from range-extender to fuel cell. To complement the car’s drive for optimal efficiency, Dunlop delivered a lightweight tyre construction with a low rolling resistance to support the need for improved efficiencies.
Dunlop says the concept tyre’s development is part of its ongoing drive to support leading car manufacturers across Europe with both new model and concept car launches. It says its ability to deliver high performance tyres engineered to meet today’s and tomorrow’s demands for improved efficiencies makes it regular partner of choice.
“Our drive to be a part of the next generation in automotive development is once again confirmed through this project – not only through our advanced engineering abilities, but also very much though excellence in visual design,” concludes Fehl.