ZC Rubber used the recent The Tire Cologne show in Germany to launch its new Westlake and Goodride flagship ultra-high performance passenger car tyres for the European market.
It said the Westlake ZuperAce Z-007 and Goodride Solmax 1, the two newcomers, deliver enhanced quietness, grip, and handling performance thanks to an all-around tyre structure upgrade with core technologies from ZC Rubber.
ZC Rubber said BPOT technology and Hybrid formula are the two leading technologies. BPOT technology significantly improves a tyre’s high-speed performance, shoulder durability, and wear resistance. Hybrid Formula technology optimises the distribution of Nano-Silica for improved grip and fuel efficiency while allowing for faster water drainage, resulting in the two tyres’ superb wet performance.
The Westlake ZuperAce Z-007 is a UHP tyre with strong overall performance. Thanks to innovative technological advances, the Z-007 outperforms the previous generation of UHP products “in every way”, according to ZC Rubber.
It features large continuous blocks and scaled grooves with beveled edges for improved handling and grip performance. Coupled with the use of Hybrid Formula, the tyre’s wet braking distance has been reduced by 10 per cent.
ZC Rubber says it also offers a five per cent reduction in rolling resistance thanks to a redesigned tyre profile based on the company’s updated design theory. In addition, the 24 Soundbolt Arrays significantly minimise its interior noise levels for maximum comfort.
As the flagship tyre that combines sporty and dynamic driving performance, the Goodride Solmax 1 adopted a variable-pitch noise-reduction block design, V-shape soundbolts inside grooves, and a staggered arrangement of inner and outer lateral grooves.
The simple yet aggressive tread design ensures a larger contact patch area when cornering, which enhance wet drainage performance. The Hybrid Formula, on the other hand, ensures that the tyre maintains stable handling at high speeds, resulting in a more comfortable driving experience for consumers.
The two new flagship tyres have been certified by the independent institute TÜV SÜD. They were awarded the TÜV SÜD Mark certification at this year’s The Tire Cologne.
The Westlake ZuperAce Z-007 and Goodride Solmax 1 will be available in a range of 17-22 inch sizes for the European market starting in June 2022. Both tyres will be fully introduced throughout Europe and Southeast Asia in the second half of 2022, following the initial roll-out.
Co. Galway-based COS Wholesale Ltd is the official distributor of Westlake tyres in Ireland.