Kumho will be OE on 2016 Dodge Viper
Kumho Tire Co. Inc. is the sole supplier for the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. A specially designed version of Kumho’s newest ultra-high performance summer product, the Ecsta V720 will be fitted onto the ACR model of the fifth generation Viper.
Kumho says the Ecsta V720 (Viper Edition) has tested to provide lap times that are 1.5 seconds faster than every other competitive benchmark tire due to its unique compound and tread design targeted specifically for the Dodge Viper ACR. A large road contact patch is provided with a staggered fitment of 295/55R19(F) and 355/30R19(R), which provides sustainable cornering even at 1.5-Gs.
The Ecsta V720 (Viper Edition) is constructed with reinforced outside shoulder blocks for driving stability and features an asymmetric pattern for increased stability and control, according to the company. It has been optimized to provide the enthusiastic driving habits of Viper owners the confidence that they need to maximize their high-speed, aggressive travels on and off the track.
Kumho says the Ecsta V720 (Viper Edition) is cosmetically designed with a unique sidewall showcasing the ACR logo along with a snakeskin detailed pattern.
The 2016 Dodge Viper joins a group of Fiat-Chrysler vehicles that are fitted with Kumho tires, including the Chrysler 200, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Journey. Production of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is slated to begin in July 2015 at FCA US Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
“It is a considerable feat for Kumho to supply OE tires for the Dodge Viper ACR since it means our technological prowess has been recognized in the global high-performance car market,” says Hyun-Ho Kim, senior vice president.
“The Ecsta V720 holds great significance to us as it is built on our racing technology accumulated through the aggressive motorsport campaigns we have conducted over the years at home and abroad.”
Kumho Tire USA Inc. and Kumho Canada Inc. are the North American sales, marketing, product development, and distribution arm of Kumho Tire Co. For more information, visit www.KumhoTireUSA.com and www.KumhoTire.ca.