January 16, 2021

Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 approved for the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be fitted with the Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be fitted with the Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2

Dunlop’s Sport Maxx Race 2 has been approved by Porsche as original equipment for on-road use on the new 911 GT2 RS in the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.

The successor to the Sport Maxx Race has been already been approved for the new 911 GT3 and was developed together with Porsche to meet the ‘exceptional performance requirements for its new 911 GT2 RS: excellent performance on dry surfaces and delivering ultimate track lap time for dedicated performance drivers’.

“The Sport Maxx Race 2 is a great evolution of the previous Sport Maxx Race and an excellent match for our 911 GT2 RS, in terms of dry performance, grip and steering precision. Dunlop fully understood our requirements,” said Jan Frank at Porsche.

Dunlop says its motorsport experience is a fundamental asset to the design and development of Ultra High-Performance tyres for sports cars like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The sport allows the company to collect substantial amounts of data, feedback from drivers and allows it to compete directly with other tyre brands to push the boundaries of innovation.

The SportMaxx Race 2 features bridges between the grooves, enhancing the tyre’s rigidity, and this ‘LightWeight Reinforcement Structure Design’ enables engineers to use less rubber, creating a stiffer and lighter tyre while keeping its overall weight at a minimum.

The tyre is also made of a unique race-derived compound that heats up quicker than normal compounds, improving the friction between tyre and road, resulting in extreme grip and longer performance stability when driving high performance cars.

“Working to develop a tyre for platforms like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS means making full use of our experience in motorsport and our capabilities in delivering tailor-made solutions for the most prestigious OEMs,” said Nick Harley, Managing Director OE Consumer EMEA.

It was after intensive testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany and on Porsche’s proving ground in Nardò in Italy that the Sport Maxx Race 2 was approved as OE Fitment for the 911 GT2 RS.