Yokohama Advan A048s chosen as OE for Lotus Exige

April 27, 2006

Yokohama Tire Corp.'s ultra-high-performance Advan A048s has been chosen as the official fitment for the Lotus Exige.

With the addition of the fitment, Yokohama's flagship Advan line is now original equipment on several of the world's fastest, most prestigious cars, the company says, including the Bentley Continental GT, Bentley's Continental Flying Spur, the Lotus Elise, 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, and Lexus GS300 and GS430.

Jeff Carpenter, Yokohama manager, OE sales and marketing, said, "The Advan A048 is designed specifically for the Exige's racetrack-like performance. It's a super lightweight sports car that has 190 horsepower and can go 150 miles per hour. The Advan A048 is the ideal tire for the vehicle's exceptional handling and response and brings out the best in the Exige, which has its own racing series in the United Kingdom."