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Giti brand car tyres now available in UK in 10 PCR, SUV sizes

Giti brand car tyres now available in UK in 10 PCR, SUV sizes

25th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The first tyre for cars and SUVs from Giti Tire’s eponymous brand is now available in the UK, in a strictly limited series of 10 GitiSportS1 sizes, split equally between the original UHP tyre, launched in 2016, and the SUV version, unveiled in June 2018. The 10 sizes, which have no current equivalent in the manufacturer’s GT Radial range, are distributed by Micheldever Tyre Services, though the wholesaler has no exclusive agreement on Giti brand products.

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Falken 2017/2018 UHP test successes a result of manufacturing improvements

Falken 2017/2018 UHP test successes a result of manufacturing improvements

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ Falken brand has reached new levels of performance over the past few years, evinced by its latest range of high performance car tyres picking up magazine test plaudits against premium brand competition.

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Grouptyre leads with range of high performance brands

Grouptyre leads with range of high performance brands

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Large investments in research and technology over the last few years have enabled Grouptyre’s exclusive brands to develop some excellent alternatives within the competitive high performance market at realistic and affordable prices. The wholesaler notes that tyre retailers are demanding increased diversity in the high performance market to meet the wide range of consumer demands at all price points.

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Victra Sport 5 UHP tyre to take Maxxis ‘to the next level’

Victra Sport 5 UHP tyre to take Maxxis ‘to the next level’

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Maxxis’s new Victra Sport 5 received its full launch at The Tire Cologne, as the June issue of Tyres & Accessories went to press (see Tyres & Accessories' July issue for a more in-depth write-up). The new tyre is the latest in the brand’s range to target premium brand performance at a lower cost.

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Stapleton’s high performance exclusive brands

Stapleton’s high performance exclusive brands

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Stapleton’s wholesale director Nigel O’Hara states that it has built its high performance tyre range to fit in with the somewhat counter-intuitive growth of the sector in turbulent macro-economic times.

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Vredestein supplies Ultrac Vorti tyres for custom-built Tesla Model S

Vredestein supplies Ultrac Vorti tyres for custom-built Tesla Model S

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vredestein’s Ultrac Vorti ultra-high performance tyres have been specified for a unique project: a Tesla Model S-based Shooting Brake commissioned by a Dutch collector, designed by award-winning Niels van Roij Design and built by renowned Dutch coach-builder RemetzCar.

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Firenza offers three UHP patterns

Firenza offers three UHP patterns

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Singaporean contract tyre producer Firenza currently presents a competitive choice for the ultra-high performance sector in the UK and Europe with a number of new patterns. The ST01A and ST06 are manufactured in Thailand by what Firenza describes as a world-class producer.

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Kumho high performance range covers major market segments

Kumho high performance range covers major market segments

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Kumho’s latest range of high performance tyres has been assembled to tackle all relevant applications from the middle to the higher end of the market.

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Ferrari chooses Bridgestone Potenza S007 runflat for Portofino convertible

Ferrari chooses Bridgestone Potenza S007 runflat for Portofino convertible

13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has been selected by Ferrari to supply optional runflat tyres (size 245/35ZRF20 (91Y) and 285/35ZRF20 (100Y)) for the 600-cv 2+2-seater Ferrari Portofino convertible sports car.

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Motorsport helps to keep Avon innovating

Motorsport helps to keep Avon innovating

13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres’ Motorsport division is also using its knowledge from race programmes to develop its high performance car tyres. Its partnership with competitive Caterham championships has spanned more than 25 years and is still going strong. This year the brand retained the title sponsorship of the Roadsport Championship, which is for drivers fresh from the Caterham Academy starter series. This grassroots sport is what underpins Avon’s “arrive and drive” ethos – transferring its expertise and development from the production of race tyres to passenger car products that are track-ready.

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Enjoy’s Rotalla, Routeway brands tackle UHP segments

Enjoy’s Rotalla, Routeway brands tackle UHP segments

13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Enjoy Tyre is meeting the competitive but growing UHP segment through its two major established brands, Rotalla and Routeway. The company states that its latest tyres meet current industry expectations ensuring superior fast-track performance in driving style and comfort. Over the last decade, Enjoy Tyre states that it has annually sold over one million tyres, while adding new patterns and sizes and upgrading of tyre label ratings for both summer and winter ranges.

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Cooper unveils World RX-Edition Zeon CS8 UHP tyre

Cooper unveils World RX-Edition Zeon CS8 UHP tyre

30th May 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Maxxis European conference previews new UHP tyre

11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxxis is currently holding its European distributor conference in Marbella, Spain. Scheduled to take place between 11 and 14 September, the conference welcomes some of the continent’s leading names in tyre distribution, with over 14 EU countries represented, along with delegates from both China and Taiwan.

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Carlsson and Vredestein develop 19-inch Mercedes C-Class tyre

Carlsson and Vredestein develop 19-inch Mercedes C-Class tyre

13th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Continuing its five-year collaboration, premier Mercedes tuner, Carlsson, Vredestein has released a new 19-inch high-performance tyre for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Carlsson Vredestein Ultrac Vorti is being pitched as a premium ultra-high performance tyre. Like numerous other Vredestein tyres, the new product’s asymmetric tread pattern was developed in cooperation with Giugiaro.

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Kenda highlights awards and European know-how in Automechanika presentation

Kenda highlights awards and European know-how in Automechanika presentation

30th September 2014 | 0 Comments

As winner of the Taiwan Excellence Award, Kenda presented its latest products at a press conference 2014 together with other award winners at Automechanika on 17 September. Trade delegates from Taiwan as well as a high-ranking representative from Taipei were in attendance at the Frankfurt show. These included: Agnes Hwa-Yue Chen, Representative of Taipei in Germany, Chin-ling Yu, Director of the Taiwan Trade Center (TAITRA) in Düsseldorf, and Patty Lin, Project Manager at TAITRA.

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