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Hankook Ultra-High-Performance Tires for the Porsche Cayenne

2019. 10. 07

Tire maker Hankook Tire and automobile manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG have expanded the original equipment with Hankook tires on its new sports car models. Since June of this year, the Porsche Cayenne has been equipped ex works with Hankook’s ultra-high-performance Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV tires in the 21-inch dimension, among others. The latest edition of this high-end tire offers excellent drivability and steering precision in addition to high wet grip and low rolling resistance.

Nürburgring, Germany, 7 October 2019 – Premium tire maker Hankook Tire has been supplying the Porsche Cayenne ex works with its UHP flagship, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV, since June. The ultra-high-performance tire supplies a tailor-made original equipment tire for the new SUV model of the Stuttgart-based 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 tire development very complex," says Hyun Jun Cho, Head of OE Division, "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 tire offers high steering precision and very sporty handling. The mixed tires 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 tire design for the Porsche Cayenne," explains Moonhwa Hong, Vice President of OE Development Department, "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 optimize 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 tire 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 side wall 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.

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