Cold weather performance: Vredestein releases Wintrac Pro
With the introduction of the Wintrac Pro at The Tire Cologne, Vredestein has an ultra-high-performance winter tyre that meets growing demand within the UHP segment in general and 17-inch rim diameter size bracket in particular. This successor to the Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S is currently available in 30 sizes; a further five will soon follow, and the range will eventually be extended to more than 100 sizes.
According to Apollo Vredestein’s own testing, the Wintrac Pro delivers 15 per cent better handling on snow than its predecessor, while wet braking has improved by ten per cent. Credit for this leap forward in performance goes mainly to the materials used in the tyre – Vredestein says “the unique use of resins with high silica in the tread compound ensures the best possible handling and braking on snow and wet surfaces.” Overall, the tyre maker considers that the Vredestein Wintrac Pro “heralds a new evolution for Vredestein in terms of structure and construction.”