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Hankook Equips Porsche Taycan with Ventus EV Tire

Hankook says the tire has a reinforced bead as well as high lateral stiffness for precise handling even at high speeds.

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Hankook Tire is contributing to the Porsche Taycan with its Ventus S1 evo 3 ev in the size 225/55R19 XL 103Y on the front axle, 275/45R19 XL 108Y on the rear axle and “NF0” on the sidewall, which has been specially developed for the needs of electric vehicles.

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The tread pattern of the Ventus S1 evo 3 was adapted in the ev version for Porsche in such a way that it reduces tire noises which may be perceived as annoying, Hankook says, adding the tire has a reinforced bead with so-called bead-packing technology, as well as high lateral stiffness for precise handling even at high speeds.

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Hankook says its developers have also discovered an optimally balanced vulcanization process for the tire compound that ensures the right balance of temperature, time expenditure and pressure. As a result, Hankook says, the Ventus S1 evo 3 ev achieves 30% greater durability compared to a standard tread compound. Abrasion resistance has been improved by 5% compared to the conventional model and rolling resistance has been improved by 13% overall.

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