The Advan Apex from Yokohama is the latest UHP tire in the company's lineup. It comes in 44 sizes.

The Advan Apex from Yokohama is the latest UHP tire in the company's lineup. It comes in 44 sizes.

Yokohama Tire Corp. is adding another new ultra-high performance tire to its lineup in 2019 — the Advan Apex. It's developed for the North American market, and the tire is Y-rated and available in 44 sizes for wheels ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches. The tire is available to consumers Aug. 1.

The Apex includes a 25,000-mile limited tread warranty. (Staggered fitmets are covered by a 12,500-mile limited tread warranty.)

“The Advan Apex is the latest chapter in Yokohama’s storied history,” says Duane Sampson, Yokohama product marketing manager. “It’s engineered for performance-driven enthusiasts who truly enjoy the drive.”

It comes on the heels of the launch of another UHP tire earlier this year — the Advan Fleva V701.

Yokohama says the Apex offers enhanced wet and dry performance, while providing a refined experience for a wide range of sports cars, high-end performance vehicles and American muscle cars.

The tire maker says the Advan Apex offers four benefits: 

Yokohama says optimized groove angles minimize road noise in the Advan Apex UHP tire.

Yokohama says optimized groove angles minimize road noise in the Advan Apex UHP tire.

Maximum grip: High-grade micro silica in a wide outside rib block devoid of lateral grooves creates near seamless contact with the road for maximum cornering performance. Plus, three inside grooves enhance wet performance while a narrow outside groove dissipates heat generated by high lateral loads for optimal dry performance.

Precision handling: An uninterrupted center rib enhances high speed stability.

Extended tread life: A micro-silica compound and rounded ribs profile optimize contact pressure with the road to reduce uneven wear.

Quiet ride: Optimized groove angles minimize road noise for a more comfortable, quiet ride.

For more information, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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