Dunlop, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high and ultra high performance tires, announces today that it has launched its Sport Maxx Race tire at Spain’s Ascari Race track near Malaga. The new tire has been specially designed to help some of the world’s fastest cars perform on some of the world’s most challenging race tracks, while ensuring they are able to deliver their drivers back home without the need to change tires.
The new tire is developed to fit the needs of some of the most high-performance cars on the road today including the Mercedes SLS and C63 AMG Black Series, Audi’s TT RS and R8, the Porsche 911 GT3 and the BMW M5.
“Throughout its long history, Dunlop has always had a racing tire for the track enthusiast and today we are putting ourselves back in pole-position in this category with the introduction of the Sport Maxx Race”- explains Sanjay Khanna, Managing
Director, Dunlop Brand.
“With thousands of hours of development work behind us, we are confident that we have taken into account even the smallest details to ensure we deliver a tire that can transfer the car’s power to the road with maximum impact”.
Dunlop’s Sport Maxx Race delivers a solid grip on dry road surfaces, supported by a motorsport derived compound which delivers a blend of race-proven polymer and a traction enhancing plastifier, leading to higher compound adaptability to road surface. It further provides drivers with a strong confidence on wet road surfaces, thanks to four inner circumferential grooves for better water drainage.
Helping to ensure that drivers keep their vehicles well-balanced in corners, Dunlop’s Sport Maxx Race builds on its asymmetric pattern design on a massive outer shoulder block, generating higher cornering grip on the track. Further improvements in cornering grip are delivered thanks to high angle ribs, ensuring increased lateral stiffness.
Superior high speed stability is driven by a hybrid overlay featuring Aramid, a high strength and heat resistant synthetic fiber. Aramid is also used in aerospace and for bullet proof vests.
“Our new Sport Maxx Race tires are the perfect choice for the serious sportscar driver that wants to take his car to and on the track. Delivering some of the best on track performances for a tire that is also roadworthy was a key requirement for Dunlop when it first started developing the Sport Maxx Race and we have delivered on this”- says Sanjay Khanna, Managing Director, Dunlop Brand.