Tag: UHP tyres

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S OE on new BMW X3 M and X4 M

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S OE on new BMW X3 M and X4 M

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

BMW has chosen the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S) tyres as a 21-inch summer tyre fitment for its new high-performance X3 M and X4 M models. According to company, the new BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition models, which are fitted with 21-inch light alloy wheels, will be equipped with Michelin PS4S 255/40ZR21 102Y front and 265/40ZR21 105Y rear ultra-high-performance tyres.

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Maxxis rising with high performance offering

Maxxis rising with high performance offering

12th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Maxxis continues to target the high performance market with a tyre portfolio designed to offer dealers a blend of quality, value and performance. The manufacturer has been particularly aggressive in its marketing for its latest range-toping car products, and with endorsements from independent test body TÜV SÜD and German motoring magazine Auto Zeitung on two of its leading tyres, it is setting new standards for its range.

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Continental SportContact 6 represents manufacturer’s UHP edge

Continental SportContact 6 represents manufacturer’s UHP edge

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental’s ultra-high performance summer tyre, the SportContact 6 is currently available in a range of 101 articles, produced for rims with diameters of between 18 and 24 inches. The manufacturer states that the tyre is particularly suited to pure sports cars such as the Audi R8 or Porsche 911 as well as vehicles such as the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes AMG, due to its high-grip Black Chili compound, tread design, and Aralon 350 reinforced construction, which offers safe driving up to 220mph.

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Nexen adds to car, 4×4 line-ups

Nexen adds to car, 4×4 line-ups

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Following on from the two tyres launched last year, the N’Fera Sport and Winguard Sport 2 SUV, Nexen Tire has introduced further additions to its portfolio. The company presented the new pair, the Nexen N’Fera Primus and Nexen Roadian AT 4x4, at the Autopromotec show in Bologna this month.

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Falken Azenis FK510 wins Porsche Macan approval

Falken Azenis FK510 wins Porsche Macan approval

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has won original equipment approval from Porsche, demonstrating the increasing premiumisation of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ brand. Falken is supplying the current generation of the Porsche Macan with the SUV version of the Falken Azenis FK510 in sizes 235/60R18 and 255/55R18. The tyres are rated W for speed (up to 270 km/h) and have load indexes of 103 and 105 respectively.

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McLaren makes 20,000th car

McLaren makes 20,000th car

13th May 2019 | 0 Comments

McLaren Automotive made its 20,000th hand-assembled car at its McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey. The 20,000th car built was a right-hand drive 600LT Spider in Chicane Grey from the brand’s Sports Series line-up. Launched only last summer as the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ story, all production slots for the Coupe variant have already been filled. It has been fitted with Pirelli Trofeo R tyres.

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More than half of Hankook global car tyre sales over 17”

More than half of Hankook global car tyre sales over 17”

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

18-inch-plus tyres accounted for 53.9 per cent of total Hankook Tire car tyre sales in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.3 per cent increase versus the same period last year, showing Hankook’s strengthening position in premium segments. The manufacturer reported global sales of 1.64 trillion Korean won (1.28 billion euros), up around 2 per cent on Q1 2018, and operating profit of 140.1 billion won (109.6 million euros), which was 44.1 billion won (30.7 million euros less than in Q1 2018.

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Goodyear launches ‘ultimate all-rounder’ and new super car tyres

Goodyear launches ‘ultimate all-rounder’ and new super car tyres

23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

At the same time released its Eagle F1 SuperSport range, which is unashamedly pitched at the ultra, ultra-high performance segment (UUHP). The range is comprised of three tyres for the three main sub-sections of the UUHP segment – the Eagle F1 SuperSport, the SuperSport R and the SuperSport RS.

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Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Series of UHP and Supercar tyres

Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Series of UHP and Supercar tyres

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear originally launched the Eagle moniker back in the 1930s. And the Eagle F1 was introduced to the market in 1985. However, the latest generation – which begins with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and goes all the way up to the Eagle F1 Supersport RS – is designed to meet the most demanding consumer needs. Tyres & Accessories attended the Goodyear Eagle F1 Series event at the famous Ascari racetrack in Spain in order to find out more.

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Quatrac Pro: “fully focused” on UHP segment

Quatrac Pro: “fully focused” on UHP segment

25th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Growth within the all-season tyre segment is brisk. These tyres hold around ten per cent of the consumer replacement market in Europe, and sales are rising by almost 20 per cent year-on-year. Figures for the UK market are broadly similar. Runabouts and smaller SUVs have driven most activity within the segment to-date, yet Vredestein believes demand exists and is increasing further up the automotive food chain. To cater for this anticipated demand, it has introduced an all-season tyre specifically developed for performance vehicles.

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Iconic British car brands fit Avon at Geneva Motor Show

Iconic British car brands fit Avon at Geneva Motor Show

8th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres feature on two British car models from David Brown Automotive and Morgan Motor Company at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show (7-17 March 2019).

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Nokian launching summer tyres in Japan

25th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian has announced that it is introducing its Hakka summer tyre range in Japan. The product line will be available to Japanese consumers beginning in April.

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Yokohama shows ‘motorsport-inspired’ high performance car tyre range at Autosport

Yokohama shows ‘motorsport-inspired’ high performance car tyre range at Autosport

6th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama used the 2019 Autosport International show at the NEC Birmingham to demonstrate how its long motorsport history has inspired its range of high performance tyres. Both product categories are covered by the Advan brand, which the manufacturer calls the pinnacle of its high performance offering.

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Yokohama enters 20th year supplying Lotus with new road legal OE track tyres

Yokohama enters 20th year supplying Lotus with new road legal OE track tyres

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama is celebrating 20 years supplying original equipment tyres to Lotus Cars with another two supply deals. The latest Lotus Elise’s Sprint 220 and Sport 220 derivatives will be fitted with Yokohama’s Advan Sport V105 as original equipment, featuring a new wider front tyre size of 195/50R16, while retaining the 225/45R17 on the rear.

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Goodyear launches new Eagle Exhilarate

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

In the US, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched the Eagle Exhilarate, which the company describes as “a game-changing, ultra-high-performance product that delivers on consumer demands, particularly wet performance”. Goodyear’s newest ultra-high-performance all-season product features a new built-in wear gauge tool and a high performing tread compound.

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