Yokohama is to begin sales in Europe of the G.T. Special Classic tyre in a revival of the company’s heritage G.T. Special brand.
The new tyre is based on Yokohama’s G.T. Special Y350 and the company says it delivers a comfortable ride and features the same classical tread pattern and side design of its predecessor. The G.T. Special Classic will be available in three sizes—165/80R15 87H, 175/80R14 88S and 165/80R14 85S.
The first Yokohama brand to use radial tyres, the G.T. Special brand was launched in 1967. In addition to a classic appearance suitable for use on historic Japanese and European cars from the 1960s and 1970s, the revival model makes use of the latest tyre technologies.
Yokohama says that by continuing to supply tyres for historic cars, it ‘is joining car lovers around the world in sustaining the classic car culture’.
The company’s hobby tyre strategy is one of the core elements of its broader consumer tyre strategy included in its three-year medium-term management plan, Grand Design 2020 (GD2020), implemented from 2018. In line with the hobby tyre strategy, Yokohama is accelerating the development of new products and expanding the size line-up of existing products suitable for use with various types of hobby vehicles, from race cars to classic cars.