Dunlop SP Super Sport Race sport radial goes to extremes
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is targeting "super car owners and autocross enthusiasts who want a non-competition, DOT-legal tire that provides the maximum in dry grip" with its new Dunlop SP Super Sport Race, an extreme high-performance, Z-rated sport radial.
The SP Super Sport Race is a direct result of Dunlop's experience in developing tires for both the track and the street, the company says. It is a combination of the Dunlop DTM Race Series tire and the consumer-oriented SP Sport 9000.
According to Mike Pulte, Dunlop's manager of extreme performance, "The SP Super Sport Race is targeted at expert drivers who understand the balance of tires and machine, and who can appreciate the difference an extreme sports tire can make."
The SP Super Sport Race is available eight Z-rated sizes: 225/45ZR17; 245/40ZR17; 225/40ZR18; 235/40ZR18; 245/35ZR18; 255/35ZR18; 265/35ZR18 and 285/30ZR18.
The sizes fit cars such as Audi TT, A4 and A6; Porsche 996 and 986; BMW 3-Series, M3, Z3 and 5-Series; Honda S2000; Mercedes SLK, CLK, C-Class
and E-Class; and VW Golf GTI.