Global leading tire company Hankook Tire will equip the latest version of the Porsche Panamera with its new Ultra-Ultra-High-Performance (UUHP) tread. Depending on the model or on the customer’s request, bespoke Ventus S1 evo Z tires are used in sizes 265/45 ZR19 105Y XL ND0 for the front axle and 295/40 ZR19 108Y XL ND0 for the rear axle, or 275/40 ZR20 (106Y) XL ND0 at the front and 315/35 ZR20 (110Y) XL ND0 at the rear. In addition to release tests which are customary in this vehicle segment, the mixed tires used for the Porsche Panamera also went through extensive tests at maximum speed on the legendary German Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack, known as the Green Hell. This ensures robust tire construction that can cope with ‘sporty’ demands at all times.
“The Porsche Panamera is a high-performing four-passenger sports car with exceptional comfort,” says Jeongho Park, Executive Vice President and Director of OE Division at Hankook Tire. “We are very pleased to be the first to equip this model as it proves that our products own a competitive edge in this high-end segment. Additional tires for future Porsche models are already under development at Hankook.”
The Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z is currently equipped to a number of leading premium manufacturers‘ flagship sporty cars as original equipment tires. It‘s available in 15 sizes ranging from 19 to 21 inches with tread widths between 225 and 315 mm with different heights, between 45 and 30 consecutively. In the coming year, additional sizes will further complement the line-up, especially in the high-end range.
On this occasion, Mr. Marwan bin Shihon, Vice President of Bin Shihon Group, exclusive distributor of Hankook tires in the Kingdom, said: “Hankook tires’ association with major auto companies around the world reflects their quality and strong performance, which made them the ideal choice for vehicle manufacturers,” stressing that the successes of Hankook tires extended to the Saudi market, where Hankook enjoys a prominent position and enjoys a wide and growing trust among our customers.