In addition to its already announced supply of Yokohama Advan V107 tyres for the Porsche Cayenne, Yokohama Rubber is producing its Advan V35 as original equipment for the SUV. It is shipping the Yokohama Advan V35 to Porsche AG in the front wheel size 285/40R22 110V and rear size 315/35R22 111V.
Yokohama Tire has renewed its partnership with the United States Auto Club (USAC) as the official tyre partner and presenting sponsor of the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America and USA for the 2024 season. The renewal means next year’s challenge will be the fourth consecutive season with competitors using Yokohama rubber. Yokohama will supply its Advan A005 racing slicks and Advan A006 rain tyres. The North America series visits seven tracks for its 14 rounds, while the USA West schedule features 12 rounds at six different tracks.
NGK-sponsored Max Coates’ debut season in the Porsche Sprint Challenge GB kicked up a gear at the latest round at Croft Circuit, the Yorkshireman’s home venue, when he recorded three podium places including a fantastic victory. Max and the Graves Motorsport team’s win came in the final race of the round when he finished in second position before being promoted to the win after contact between the early race leaders was reviewed and penalties applied.
Yokohama Rubber has begun supplying original equipment tyres to the facelifted Porsche Cayenne. The SUV is fitted with Yokohama Advan Sport V107 tyres in the front axle dimension 285/40R22 110Y and rear size 315/35R22 111Y. The tyres feature Porsche’s NC0 mark on the sidewall, the symbol worn by all tyres that Porche approves as original equipment fitments.
One of the most sensational motorsport spectacles of the year is heading to the starting grid: this year’s 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife will start on 20 May. Once again, the teal and blue race cars from Falken are entered for the race: two Porsche 911 GT3 R Type 992 cars aiming for victory.
Falken Motorsports is set to return to NLS and the Nürburgring 24 Hours competition in 2023 with two brand-new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) for what promises to be another action-packed season of racing on the Nordschleife.
Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 tyres are available as an ‘N2-rated’ original equipment option on the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the range-topping variant of Porsche’s 718 family. Porsche has homologated the N2 version of Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 for use on the 718 Cayman GT4 RS as well as the 718 Cayman GT4 in the front axle size 245/35ZR20 and in 295/30ZR20 for the rear axle.
For the first time in the model’s 59-year history, Porsche is specifying an off-road tyre as original equipment for the 911. It has turned to Pirelli, who is delivering the Scorpion All Terrain Plus, a tyre it claims to have “designed for the most challenging conditions.” The tyre will be standard equipment on the new Porsche 911 Dakar, a reinterpretation of the classic coupé with maximised off-road capabilities.
Ownership of Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Maserati, Bentley and Porsche cars has increased 9.2 per cent in the UK in the past year, up from 221,124 in 2020 to 241,391 in 2021. Data from national accountancy group UHY Hacker Young shows that Porsche remains the most popular luxury brand with 173,523 vehicles on the road and the brand experiencing a 10 per cent increase on the total of 157,916 in 2020. Ownership of Maseratis is growing the quickest, with 10.3 per cent more on UK roads, from 10,078 in 2020, to 11,113 in 2021.
Falken Motorsports will debut the future successor to its well-known Porsche 911 GT3 R at the upcoming Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) race. It will field this latest car, which is based on Porsche’s 992 model, in an eye-catching ‘Erlkönig’ livery.
The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed begins today, and amongst the many delights on show is the new, fully-electric Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance. The Porsche test vehicle is particularly interesting to tyre aficionados as it is equipped with Michelins that contain 53 per cent sustainable materials.
Porsche has approved three Continental tyre models as original equipment for the Taycan. The all-electric sports car can be delivered from the factory with the Continental PremiumContact 6 summer tyre in the front wheel size 225/55 R 19 XL and size 275/45 R 19 XL at the rear. Customers in European markets can also select WinterContact TS 860 S in the same sizes. Taycan buyers in North America can order their car with all-season Continental ProContact RX tyres in the aforementioned dimensions as well as 245/45 R 20 XL and 285/40 R 20 XL or 265/35 R 21 XL and 305/30 R 21 XL.
Porsche will unveil the facelifted 2021 Panamera in August, and Nexen Tire reports its supply of original equipment tyres to this updated second-generation saloon. The new version of the Panamera will wear the Nexen N’Fera Sport in sizes 265/45 R19 105Y XL and 295/40 R19 108Y XL.
Falken Motorsports will continue its unbroken run of appearances since 1999 at the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in two identical Porsche 911 GT3 R. On 3-6 June 2021, the tyre brand’s motorsport team will contest the formidable endurance race with a top-class line-up of drivers. Lance David Arnold, Klaus Bachler, Thomas Preining and Dirk Werner will compete in the #33 car. Sven Müller, Alessio Picariello, Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler (again) will compete in the #44 car. Bachler is anticipating a busy weekend as he takes stints in both Falken cars.
Porsche has approved the Goodyear the Eagle F1 SuperSport R as original equipment for the latest edition of the Porsche 911 GT3. Size 255/35ZR20 tyres will grace the 911 GT3’s front wheels, while the Porsche will wear size 315/30ZR21 at the rear.