Cooper unveils World RX-Edition Zeon CS8 UHP tyre
Cooper Tire Europe launched a limited edition Cooper Zeon CS8 ahead of the Cooper Tires World RX of Great Britain at Silverstone. As the official tyre supplier and associate partner to World RX, Cooper was also the title sponsor of the new Silverstone round. The Northamptonshire track hosted World RX as part of the Speedmachine festival on 25-27 May.
Cooper’s bespoke World RX-themed Zeon CS8 was designed specifically for release at Silverstone, celebrating the UK’s World RX round, a home event of sorts, given the US manufacturer’s European manufacturing base in Melksham, Wiltshire.
The 215/40R17 XL 87Y tyre was manufactured in a limited run of 500, and features the official World RX logo on the sidewall. The ultra-high performance Zeon CS8, speed-rated to 300km/h, offers A-grade wet grip and excellent handling characteristics.
Sarah McRoberts, PR & events manager for Cooper Tire Europe, said: “Our limited edition Cooper Zeon CS8 tyre is for the World Rallycross fans, many of whom travel all across Europe and beyond year-on-year to watch what is a truly thrilling sport. They will now have the opportunity to further show their passion for RX by fitting a World RX-branded tyre to their car.”