November 13, 2019

Hankook Ultra-High-Performance Tyres for the Porsche Cayenne

Hankook has been supplying the Porsche Cayenne with its UHP flagship, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV
Hankook has been supplying the Porsche Cayenne with its UHP flagship, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV

Hankook has been supplying the Porsche Cayenne with its UHP flagship tyre, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV.

Based on DTM-tested technology, the ultra-high-performance tyre, 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 on sports SUV.

“Due to the vehicle load in combination with sporty drivability, low rolling resistance and high load capacity, it was very challenging to develop the tyre design for the Porsche Cayenne,” said Klaus Krause, Head of the European Research and Development Centre at Hankook. “The new Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV meets these requirements very well in both wet and dry conditions.”

Hankook says the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV uses a new generation of materials based on high-performance natural resins in the tread compound. This, the company says, increases the grip level in the peak of the power output, while the tyre also remains at this high level of grip even over a much wider temperature range. In addition, special nylon materials applied in the sidewall ensure very high driving stability even under load. The Cap-Ply hybrid aramid material over the steel cord belts in combination with the two-layer rayon carcass construction additionally ensures high resistance and durability.

“Porsche stands for particularly powerful sports cars with a high utility value at the same time. However, this also makes tyre development very complex,” says Han-Jun Kim, President of Hankook Tire Europe. “We are therefore very pleased with this original equipment as it impressively demonstrates the performance of our products.”