Tire Rack - Testing Value-Priced Max Performance Summer Tires
When looking for a value, one doesn't often find maximum performance. And when you want the absolute maximum in performance, it's rare to find a real value.
There's a group of value-priced tires delivering handling that lands them solidly in our Max Performance Summer category. But how well do they combine a blend of excellent traction and reasonable pricing?
Tire Rack - Testing Max Performance Summer Tires
We always look forward to testing Max Performance Summer tires — the
proverbial running shoes for cars. They're the pinnacle in tire technology,
blending the latest in tread compounds and internal components with highly
To find out how they drive, we selected several of the best and two of the
newest to compare.
Tire Rack - Testing Dunlop's Latest Max Performance Summer Tire
Max Performance Summer tires blend the latest technologies into a package
that can maximize acceleration, braking and cornering power while remaining
civilized enough for the daily commute or a night on the town.
The Sport Maxx TT is the newest from Dunlop in this category. It combines a
motorsports-inspired tread compound with Touch Technology for enhanced
tire-to-driver communication and Kevlar-reinforced sidewalls for handling.
Has it maximized Max Performance? We found out when we compared it to three
Tire Rack - Latest vs Greatest Max Performance Summer Tires
Max Performance tires deliver an unsurpassed blend of dry/wet traction and
handling for the street via high-tech materials and advanced manufacturing.
They aren't hampered by the inherent compromises of an all-season tire. And
unlike Extreme Performance tires, they have good road manners.
How do the newest compare to the top tires in the category?
Tire Rack - Dunlop Direzza ZII Introductory Track Drive
When rumblings of a replacement for the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
began, its fans debated the pros/cons of any change while they waited to
see if improvements could be made without losing the good in an already
The goal was simple if not easy: improve dry traction/handling without
sacrificing any wet/wear characteristics.
We found out if they succeeded in this preview of the Dunlop Direzza ZII.
Hankook Ventus V12 Evo Tire
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Ventus V12 evo K110 Summer / Performance Tires by Hankook. This is a new
concept in ultra-high performance road tires that delivers exceptional
control, braking and comfort. Engineered to provide superior handling and
feedback for drivers of performance cars.
- Ground contact pressure is evenly distributed for optimal handling and
- Efficient water drainage for traction in wet conditions minimizes risk
- Improved acceleration performance and reduced pattern noise
The Ventus V12 evo K110 utilizes the latest technology to maximize steering
response and improve high-speed stability while the tire's water drainage
system ensures safety on wet surfaces. The K110 is a street tire with the
proven Ventus Ultra-High Performance tread compound. The directional tread
of the tire gives a sophisticated look and improves traction while
preventing against hydroplaning.
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Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
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British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.
Cheap tyres versus expensive tyres - What Car?
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Cheap rubber might be easy on your wallet, but is it really worth the
saving? We tested a selection of budget tyres against three premium brands
to find out.
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Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110
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Hankook Tyre Comparison
A car wearing worn tyres which are low on air pressure will take almost two
full car lengths longer to stop from 100km/h on a wet road. This video
shows the results of a test just released.
The leading Australian tyre and suspension engineer who conducted the
tests, Graeme Gambold, says: "That's the difference between going straight
through the intersection, straight into the car or truck in front of you,
or hitting a pedestrian -- it's that significant,"
Tyremaker Hankook commissioned to conduct the braking tests as part of its
tyre safety public awareness campaign called Pump it Up.
Hankook Tire: The Future of Tyre Design
The high performance tyre of the future will be very different to the tyres
we drive on today, if the results of a recent design competition are a
A Hankook Tire competition in the US has challenged some of the country's
brightest industrial design students to imagine the role of tyres in
automotive design from new angles.
The winning entry by University of Cincinnati student Ben Zavala took the
brief somewhat literally, with his Tiltread car tyre rolling into corners
at an angle like a motorcycle tyre.
Zavala's breakthrough idea was to split the tyre into three parallel ring
sections, each mounted on a corresponding split section of wheel.
As the wheel turns and leans, the three tyre sections are individually
raised or lowered, allowing them all to maintain traction with the road
Tiltread's wheels are hubless and contain an electric drive motor which
varies power to each tyre section, allowing the sections to spin at
different rates during cornering.
University of Cincinnati associate professor Ralph Zammit said the
competition demonstrated just how great an impact improvement in tyre
design could have upon the overall efficiency, ecology and economy of road
"Hankook proposed a very challenging assignment that provided the students
with real-world insights as to how tyres are currently designed,
manufactured and the performance issues they must address," said associate
"Students were especially encouraged to consider sustainability needs such
as reducing and reusing raw materials."
Second place in the competition was taken by Mark Hearn who imagined an
off-road tyre called Motiv, which features numerous height-variable,
non-pneumatic tread blocks that can adapt to extremely rough terrain
without risk of blow-out.
Third-placed Miranda Steinhauser's proposal for an eco-friendly tyre also
impressed the competition judges.
The Tessela tyre's easily removable tread components allow consumers to
replace worn-out tread when required, rather than the whole tyre carcass,
reducing tyre waste and landfill.
Models of the first, second and third placed tyres were displayed on the
Hankook stand at the 2012 SEMA automotive show in Las Vegas.
Everything That You Wanted To Know About Tires
In this video, Jeremy from 1A Auto explains everything about car and truck
tires. Read below for helpful tire math, and the Speed, Load, and Class
- Tire Sizes
- Tire Age
- Tire Construction
- Tire Speed Ratings
- Tire Load Ratings
Here is a Tire Load Rating Quick Reference
Here is a Quick Reference for Tire Classes, Construction, and Acronyms
Bonus info (because we love math)!
Want to figure out how wide a tire is in inches? Just multiply the width by
the magical number .03937.
Example Tire Size: 235/45/17
235 x .03937 = 9.25 inches wide (This is the width at the widest. Usually
the tread itself is slightly less, because the tire "balloons" slightly at
Want to figure out the overall height of a tire in inches? Just do the math
below. It's easy!
Example Tire Size: 235/45/17
235 x .45 = 105.75 (That's the total height of the sidewall in
millimeters. Now we need to convert it to inches.)
105.75 x .03937 = 4.16 inches
Now since the diameter of the entire tire includes two sidewalls and a
wheel diameter, we have to add them all up...
17 + 4.16 + 4.16 = 25.32 inches
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Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 Features & Technology
The new Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 (H452) represents the ideal balance of an
ultra-high performance tyre, without compromise in safety, and will be one
of Hankook Tyre Australia's volume selling tyres.
The S1 noble2 features a triple-radius profile that maintains maximum grip
under ultra high performance all-season driving conditions, and offers
lower rolling resistance for increased fuel efficiency. The tyre was also
developed through the use of 3D vibration analysis technology which
produces an advanced mould profile, designed to deliver uniform contact
pressure on the tyre's centre and shoulder blocks for secure braking
performance. Straight rib blocks are applied to the outside of the tyre to
reduce road noise.
Advanced 3D 'kerfs' have also been applied to the tyre to reinforce winter
traction and prevent wear without hampering wet and dry handling
The S1 Noble2 is available in 16-inch to 20-inch sizes, from 215 to 245
cross section, with aspect ratios of 40 to 55 and a W (270km/h) speed
rating. Priced from just $160 (incl. GST), this will allow entry into the
Hankook Great V8 promotion, until Jan 31, 2014, for as little as $640 for
the purchase of four S1 noble2 tyres.
For more information on the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2, visit