By TT News| Jan 25, 2021

Hankook Tire OE Choice For Audi 2021 RS Q8

German manufacturer Audi selected Hankook Tire as the Original Equipment (OE) tyre supplier for the 2021 RS Q8.

The sporty SUV will come equipped with Hankook’s Ventus S1 Evo 3 tyres while the icept Evo 2, winter tyres will also be available to order. The tyres will come in 295/40 ZR22 112Y XL AO and 275/40 R22 107V XL AO/ 295/35 R23 108W XL AO specification.

The sidewall strength on the Ventus S1 Evo 3 has been increased for the SUV with the “bead packing” method using special nylon material. To avoid unwanted expansion at high speed, a two-layer carcass is used along with an aramid composite material.

These changes to the tyre help it provide better high-speed stability, steering precision and increased durability due to lower overall heat development. A new tread compound developed using high-performance natural resin helps improve the sporty and dynamic performance on both dry and wet roads.

Hyunjun Cho, Head of Hankook OE Division, said, “Hankook has already built up a long tradition of original equipment at Audi. The RS models in particular have long been supplied with Hankook tyres and it’s always a great honour for our development engineers when Hankook summer and winter tyres are also used on top models.”



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