Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT and Dunlop Winter Sport 3D tyres have been chosen as OE on the new Audi R8. The new sports coupe has been described by Audi as the “slowest car we’ve ever built”. This refers to the labour intensive production methods used on the car, which doesn’t allow for production-line techniques.
Audi have opted for the two Dunlop tyres, which will give excellent grip and handling properties in summer and winter conditions. Dunlop is thrilled to be associated with the new Audi. Frédéric Schilling, brand director of Dunlop Europe, Middle East and Africa, said, “It’s extremely rewarding to see that Audi has decided to equip its prestigious 420 PS sports car R8 with Dunlop’s top summer and winter products. Both Dunlop and Audi have always been driven by an enormous passion for motor sport. With the Dunlop Sport Maxx GT drivers of the powerful R8 will have the right equipment to fully enjoy the car’s enormous performance during summer. The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, which has won several recent winter tyre tests, is the logical winter tyre choice for such a high performance car”.