Avon launches ZT7 tyre for 14-15″ rims
Avon Tyres has introduced its new summer tyre for small and mid-sized cars, the ZT7. Replacing the ZT5 passenger car tyre, the ZT7 has been developed to provide both a quieter and more economical driving experience and the sporty handling characteristics of its predecessor.
Avon’s noise damping ‘fins’, located in the tyre’s tread, are responsible for reducing airborne noise from contact with the road and make this Avon’s quietest tyre yet with a 69dB rating.
The ZT7 offers drivers improved fuel economy thanks to an optimised tread gauge which distributes load evenly, lowering the tyre’s rolling resistance. Improved tread wear is an added benefit, as the tyre has been designed with a more uniform footprint.
For enhanced traction, as well as improved wet braking, lateral grip and steering response, the ZT7 features a high definition silica compound with a finite element analysis designed tread pattern.
The ZT7 has been awarded a B rating for wet grip. A typical passenger car being driven at 50mph (80km/h) in wet conditions, on tyres such as the ZT7, is estimated to have a stopping distance six metres (or one and a half car lengths) shorter than a similar product with an E rating.
Available in T and H speed rated fitments, the new Avon ZT7 is available for 14 and 15-inch rims.