A new tyre has been launched which the manufacturers claim already meets the strict EU tyres regulation due to be introduced in 2012.
The Ultrac Cento is billed as a ‘safe and eco-friendly high performance tyre’ by Vredestein tyres.
The Dutch tyres maker said the Ultrac Cento is aimed at the kind of high mileage, high performance motorists that drive Mercedes and Audis.
The tread and sidewall have come from the boards of Giugiaro Design adding aesthetics to the technical attractions.
The Ultrac Centro is 20 per cent lighter than its predecessor and has been developed with compliance to the new EU noise, wet grip and rolling resistance regulations that are scheduled for introduction in 2012.
It includes an –SW (noise and wet grip) mark on its sidewall signifying this. It is Y-rated, indicating that its can cope with speeds up to 300 km/h, and is already available in 13 sizes. This includes two run-flat fitments – 225/50 R17 94Y and 225/45 R17 91Y.
Denna Bowman, Head Office