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Champiro UHP1 leads GT Radial car tyre launches

GT Radial is set to unveil two new car tyres, including a flagship product for the ultra high performance sector this week.

The Champiro UHP1 has been created for the most demanding drivers to offer excellent wet and dry handling, precise cornering and strong braking characteristics across a wide variety of road conditions.

The modern asymmetric design features oversized pattern blocks on the tyre shoulder to enable high levels of grip under cornering while four straight grooves ensures linear stability at high speed and good performance in aquaplaning. A superior, high silica compound means superb handling especially in wet conditions. in both wet and dry conditions. An optimised pitch variance reduces noise levels while driving.

The Champiro UHP1 is introduced in 43 sizes ranging from 195/45R15 to 255/35ZR20 with speed codes from V-W.

Also launched is the Champiro VP1, a mainstream all-round comfort design that offers versatility with an impressive balance of comfort, control, safety and mileage.

Specification includes an advanced tread compound for high levels of grip in both wet and dry conditions whilst also reducing rolling resistance for increased mileage. Four deep tread grooves bring outstanding water channelling and anti-hydroplaning characteristics. An optimised tread block design with integral lateral grooves and sipes delivers quick steering response in cornering and reduces road noise.

The Champiro VP1 is introduced in 28 sizes ranging from 165/80R13 to 195/50R15, with speed codes ranging from T-V.

Corrado Moglia, Marketing Director Europe for Consumer Tires, explained that the new tyres – alongside a wide range of other recently-introduced patterns being displayed by GT Radial at Reifen 2012 – followed the company’s successful strategy of offering a very extensive range of advanced tyre designs in a wide variety of sizes.

He said: “The Champiro UHP1 is a genuine challenger in the ultra high performance tyre sector and shows what we can do as a company to deliver a product that satisfies the most demanding, sporting driver. It is a tyre of which we are very proud.

“We are additionally bringing to market some superb products for the heart of the mainstream car sector and the Champiro VP1 is an unbeatable product for the family motorist looking for a tyre that meets their needs in terms of performance, wear and value.”

GT Radial is also displaying a wide selection of other tyres in the high performance, comfort, winter, Nordic, 4×4, light truck and specialist categories.

Corrado added: “The breadth of our market coverage is exceptional and our investment in research and development means that we are, year-by-year, making better and better products that offer outstanding value to car tyre customers.”

The tyres will be debuted at Reifen, Essen, this week.