Bridgestone has launched the new Firestone Firehawk AS V2 all-season ultra-high performance tire. Inspired by the Indycar Firestone Firehawk rain race tire, Bridgestone says the Firestone Firehawk AS V2 tire also delivers tenacious performance in inclement weather, delivering faster lap times than the tire’s predecessor. Bridgestone says performance advancements offered by the Firestone Firehawk AS
Atturo said the AZ850DR will enter production in early 2022 and reach dealers in time for spring drag racing.
The company says the new tire lineup marks the culmination of a $30 million research-and-development effort.
Tire Review’s David Sickels explains how the traditional “high-performance” segment is evolving, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.
As OE manufacturers continue to look to differentiate their vehicles with performance packages and larger wheels, the traditional “high performance” segment is disappearing.
Falken has launched its newest tire, the Ziex ZE960 A/S, a high-performance all-season tire designed to deliver long-lasting safety and sports car-inspired performance.
TBC Brands has introduced a premium performance family of tires: the Sumitomo HTR Enhance LX2, CX2 and WX2.
As automobile manufacturers introduce more of these tires as original equipment, HP tires further penetrate the market and draw the interest of buyers looking to replace tires.
Engineered with weather reactive technology, the Ecsta PA51 provides grip and a quieter drive in diverse weather conditions.
Over the next five years, the global market for tires will maintain growth as macroeconomic indicators in the world economy continue to strengthen. Looking specifically at the tire manufacturing, high-performance tire and off-the-road tire segments, there is a common thread: these sectors have seen significant capital and technological investment as manufacturers attempt to meet consumer demand for increasingly sophisticated, resilient and cost effective tires.
The Yokohama Rubber Co. is investing roughly 3.7 billion yen to increase its production capacity for high-performance tires at its Shinshiro City plant in Japan. YRC plans to produce high-performance tires in size 18-inch diameter and larger, and increase production capacity by 20%. Currently, the Shinshiro Plant and nearby Shinshiro-Minami Plant produce a combined 16.9