Hankook Wins Fitments on Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman
Porsche Taps Ventus S1 evo 3 UHP Tire for Vehicles
Hankook & Co. will equip the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman with its ultra-high performance Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 tires starting this spring.
Hankook will supply size 235/40ZR19 tires for the front of the cars and size 265/40ZR19 tires for their rear axles.
The Ventus S1 evo3 features a high-strength bead core which, in combination with the reinforced sidewall, "ensures high driving stability, straight-line stability and steering precision in addition to sporty, dynamic handling," say Hankook officials.
"To further enhance driving stability and steering precision, a particularly light rayon carcass is used, along with a special aramid composite material in the belt area. Together, this reduces the unwanted expansion of the rolling circumference by up to 60%, even at very high speeds, compared to conventional materials.
"The special tread compound using high-performance natural resins ensures the necessary grip and excellent traction and braking performance on both dry and wet roads."
"Porsche stands for particularly high-performance sports cars, delivering a high level of driving pleasure and, at the same time, full suitability for everyday use. However, this also makes tire development very complex," says Sanghoon Lee, president of Hankook Tire Europe. "We are therefore very pleased with this original equipment (fitment), as it demonstrates the impressive performance of our products across the entire range."
"Sports cars with a mid-engine are always something special," says Aleix Alcaraz, development driver at Hankook.
"That's why the special driving experience of the Porsche 718 Boxster played a big role in the test drives. The result is a tire that is in perfect harmony with the vehicle. Good grip in every situation, the necessary lateral stiffness and high steering precision - all of which are essential for both safety and driving pleasure with a sports car. This is exactly what our tire delivers."