Premium tyre maker Hankook has been supplying the Porsche Cayenne ex works with its UHP flagship tyre, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV since June. The ultra-high-performance tyre supplies a tailor-made original equipment tyre for the new SUV model of the German sports car manufacturer, which fully meets the high demands placed on the segment.
“Porsche stands for particularly powerful sports cars with a high utility value at the same time. However, this also makes tyre development very complex,” says Han-Jun Kim, President of Hankook Tire Europe. “We are therefore very pleased with this original equipment as it impressively demonstrates the performance of our products.”
Based on DTM-tested technology, the new ultra-high-performance tyre offers high steering precision and very sporty handling. The mixed tyres in sizes 285/40 ZR 21 (109Y) XL at the front and 315/35 ZR 21 (111Y) XL at the rear are especially designed for use in sports SUV and ensure outstanding handling performance.
“Due to the vehicle load in combination with sporty drivability, low rolling resistance and high load capacity, it was very challenging to develop the tyre design for the Porsche Cayenne,” explains Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Krause, Head of the European Research and Development Centre at Hankook. “The new Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV meets these requirements very well in both wet and dry conditions.”
In addition to the sporty drivability, the new Hankook tread also offers a number of new features that optimise its environmental properties (rolling resistance and durability). The Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV uses a new generation of innovative materials based on high-performance natural resins in the tread compound. This not only increases the grip level in the peak of the power output, the tyre also remains at this high level of grip even over a much wider temperature range, giving it a very wide limit range. In addition, special nylon materials applied in the so-called “bead-packing” process in the sidewall ensure very high driving stability even under load. The CapPly hybrid aramid material over the steel cord belts in combination with the two-layer rayon carcass construction additionally ensures high resistance and durability.