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Hankook exclusive tyre supplier to limited Mini John Cooper Works GP

Hankook is to exclusively supply the limited edition Mini John Cooper Works GP with a selection of two summer tyres and one winter tyre.

Limited to a production of 3,000 cars worldwide, the Mini John Cooper Works GP will be available with Hankook’s all-new ultra-ultra-high-performance (UUHP) summer Ventus S1 Evo Z in size 225/35 R18 87Y XL.

Hankook says this tyre marks the start of its high-end-tyre portfolio streamlined for highly demanding sports cars that need the extra bit of grip and cornering qualities, without compromising durability, safety and comfort.

The tyre maker adds that the Ventus S1 evo Z is solely produced for the Mini John Cooper Works GP, with more sizes to follow soon, mainly for the original equipment of high-end sports cars.

For those looking to test the performance of the Mini John Cooper Works GP, Hankook also provides the Ventus TD (Track Day) in size 225/35 R18 87Y XL, a road-legal sports tyre, designed to check out the car’s core abilities on the racetrack.

To ensure the new high-end Mini can be safely driven during the cold season, Hankook’s UHP winter tyre I*cept evo 2 was added to the tyre line-up in size 195/45 R18 87H XL.

“To be the sole supplier to this rarity with racing genes was not only a big honour and a big responsibility – it also met with a lot of passion in our developers’ team,” says Klaus Krause, head of the European research and development centre at Hankook.