Hankook is supplying its Ventus S1 evo 3 ev to Porsche for the Taycan EV sports car.
The company says that the tread pattern of the Ventus S1 evo 3 was adapted in the ev version for Porsche in such a way that it reduces, by about three decibels, tyre noise in the vehicle interior due to the absence of engine noise. To meet the heavy demands of the high performance of electric sports cars, the tyre also has a reinforced bead with ‘bead-packing technology’, as well as high lateral stiffness for precise handling even at high speeds.
Hankook says its developers have also discovered an optimally balanced vulcanisation process for the tyre compound that ensures the right balance of temperature, time expenditure and pressure. As a result, Ventus S1 evo 3 ev achieves 30 per cent greater durability compared to a standard tread compound. Abrasion resistance has been improved by 5 per cent compared to the conventional model and rolling resistance has been improved by 13 per cent overall.