Now available on the UK and Ireland market, the eagerly-awaited PS91 is Kumho’s optimum high-performance road product, sitting above the ever-popular Ecsta Le Sport KU39.
Squarely aimed at supercars and such ultra-quick passenger saloons as BMW M cars, Mercedes-Benz AMG models and Audi RS ones, the entire range is Y or (Y) rated and offered in sizes from 18 to 20 inches in diameter.
The focus is on maximum grip and braking performance in the dry, combined with outstanding feel. Nor have any of these qualities been achieved at the expense of other key factors, and the Ecsta PS91 features a specially designed sidewall that suppresses vibration to improve comfort and reduce noise. It also has a 3D dimple design which cools the tyre at high speeds, optimising durability and wear rates.
Another recently-introduced high-performance offering from Kumho, the ECSTA HS51 was awarded a ‘Recommended’ rating by the highly-regarded German consumer magazine, ACE Lenkrad.
The HS51 won the plaudits of the publication for its ‘strong wet road performance’, having scored the highest marks of all 12 tyres on test when it came to the event’s aquaplaning and wet braking challenges. Ultimately, the Kumho HS51 was only beaten overall by products from Goodyear, Continental, Dunlop and Pirelli.
The ECSTA HS51 features a solid rib-type design for improved wet road braking, four prominent circumferential grooves for optimum water displacement, and wide lateral ones for enhanced wet weather steering. HS51 is the replacement for the much vaunted Kumho ECSTA KH31 and is available for 15 to 18 inch rims, in widths from 185 to 245mm, and V and W speed ratings.
This is an asymmetric high-performance tyre designed for Europe’s top car marques and was developed using the latest KADAS prediction tools and on Europe’s most demanding test tracks. The Y speed rated product’s key selling points are its enhanced performance, braking in wet conditions and controlled ride and refinement. Its high grip tread compound ensures maximum traction and braking performance, while its specially-designed casing provides impressive high speed stability.
This well established pattern from the technology-driven Korean company is available in over 50 sizes from 16” to 20”, most with extra load capability.