By TT News| Sep 14, 2021

Hankook OE Tyre Supplier For The New Porsche Panamera

Hankook Tire will equip the latest version of the Porsche Panamera with its new Ventus S1 evo Z Ultra-Ultra-High-Performance (UUHP) tyres.

The technologically advanced Ventus S1 evo Z tyres will be available in two sizes: 265/45 ZR19 105Y XL ND0 for the front axle and 295/40 ZR19 108Y XL ND0 for the rear axle or 275/40 ZR20 (106Y) XL ND0 tyres at the front and 315/35 ZR20 (110Y) XL ND0 at the rear.

The Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z was developed specifically – through extensive tests at the German Nürburgring racetrack – for the high-end cars segment. The tyres are equipped with aramide fibres for heat resistance and good damping properties. They prevent deformations caused by heat generated at high speeds. Such deformations can hamper the handling capabilities of the cars greatly. The tyre also features high-strength steel in the belt and bead and also gets a reinforced sidewall. This ensures great stability on the straights as well as high-precision sporty handling.

The Ventus S1 evo Z features a compound consisting of fillers, silica, natural resins and the latest functional polymers. Similar to other high-performance tyres from Hankook, the Ventus S1 evo Z features an asymmetrically designed tread pattern with three main drainage grooves positioned in the inner tread for water dissipation. The tyre, according to the company, meets performance requirements in both wet and dry conditions.

Jeongho Park, Executive Vice President and Director – OE Division, Hankook Tire, said “The Porsche Panamera is a high-performing four-passenger sports car with exceptional comfort. We are very pleased to be the first to equip this model as it proves that our products own a competitive edge in this high-end segment. Additional tyres for future Porsche models are already under development at Hankook.”

Moonhwa Hong, Vice President, OE Development Department, said “Our new Ventus S1 evo Z has been specifically developed to boost high-performance of premium segment sports cars under various conditions. These tyres will support excellent dynamics and comfort of the Porsche Panamera, allowing drivers and passengers to travel as comfortably as possible.” (TT)

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