With brand awareness currently riding high thanks to its partnership with current Premier League champions Chelsea FC, demand for Yokohama’s range of high performance tyres which allow drivers to ‘push the limit’ continues to rise.
Selected by a growing number of premium vehicle manufacturers as original equipment including Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, as well as for many high-profile motorsport series around the world, such as the FIA World Touring Car Series, Yokohama’s ADVAN range showcases both Yokohama’s BluEarth and orange oil technologies, providing a winning combination of superior grip, fuel efficiency and wear resistance.
The flagship tyre of the range, the ADVAN Sport V105, secured ‘an overall victory across the wet handling tests’ in EVO magazine’s 2016 ultra-high performance tyre test. Competing alongside eight other leading tyre brands in a series of 11 tests, the ADVAN Sport V105 was praised in particular for its wet weather performance while it was described as delivering ‘strong performances across the board’ showing what a ‘good all-rounder it is.
Chosen as original equipment on vehicles including the latest Fiat 124 Spider, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 and the latest Porsche 911 Carrera, the ADVAN Sport V105 is available in sizes from 16 – 23 inches.
Furthermore, Yokohama’s latest iteration, the ADVAN Sport V105S is fitted as original equipment to the latest Subaru WRX STi, in size 245/35R19.
The latest addition to the range available to drivers in the UK is the recently introduced directional ADVAN FLEVA V701 tyre, designed to deliver sporty handling and plenty of grip for executive, family saloon and hatchback cars.
Available in sizes from 15 – 20 inches, the FLEVA features a distinctive directional tread design which not only looks impressive but also helps deliver stunning levels of performance. With the EU wet grip grading of ‘A’, the tyre is designed to provide excellent levels of hydroplaning resistance and with increased tread block stiffness delivers an enhanced and direct handling feel as well as low levels of noise.
Featuring Yokohama’s nanoBLEND tread compound with the use of orange oil, the ADVAN Fleva V701 has been manufactured with environmental performance in mind and also offers the optimum balance of superior wet grip, high fuel efficiency and wear resistance.
For tuners and driving enthusiasts, the ADVAN NEOVA AD08R is the high performance road tyre of choice. Available in sizes from 15 – 19 inches, this ‘no compromise’ ultra-high performance tyre is capable of delivering astonishing handling control, thanks to its ‘MS Compound’ designed to excel under hard driving conditions.
For serious track day enthusiasts, Yokohama offers the road legal ADVAN A052 featuring an asymmetric, high rigidity tread pattern. An all new ‘Sport Compound’ provides the highest levels of performance and grip while complying with Europe’s rigorous rolling resistance and tyre noise regulations. Available in sizes from 16 – 18 inches.
Making a special return this year, the Yokohama A008P, originally developed for Porsche fitment, is back following a redesign. Aimed squarely at the retro and classic car market it offers a timeless look with up to date performance and will be available in early 2018 in two sizes – 205/55ZR16 91W for front tyres and 245/45ZR16 94W for rear tyres.
For further details of Yokohama’s high performance car tyre range, visit www.yokohama.co.uk.