Subaru has chosen Dunlop SP Sport 01 tyres as the OE tyres for its new Impreza WRX STi. The Impreza, with its 2.5 litre, turbocharged Boxer engine, generates 300 horsepower, and needs tyres that deliver excellent handling in all areas. The Dunlop SP Sport has an asymmetrical tread pattern, the component parts of which deliver excellent traction, combined with low noise levels and high aqua-planing resistance.
This is another example of Dunlop being awarded OE status on a high-performance vehicle, and the company is extremely pleased with the Subaru connection. Frédéric Schilling, brand director of Dunlop Europe, Middle East and Africa, said, “Dunlop, with its long motorsport heritage and experience, is the ideal fitment for the Subaru Impreza WRX STI which is built upon a successful rally car heritage. The STI is more than a car, it’s a culture. From the very beginning the Dunlop SP Sport 01 has been developed with leading partners in the automotive industry to comply with the very latest vehicle design and construction. And, last but not least, its development draws on many Dunlop motorsport successes”.