Hankook Ventus S1 evo2

Audi TT, Audi TTS factory-equipped with Hankook Tyres

December 1, 2014
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Audi has revealed that the latest TT and TTS models has Hankook Tyres as original fitment. Both the models will be fitted with type Ventus S1 evo2 in sizes 225/50R17, 245/45R17 or 245/35R19 as standard or optional equipment, depending on the variant. The tyres contain high tensile yet extremely lightweight steel cord material, and are designed specially to reduce rolling resistance and rolling noise.

The tyres are produced at Hankook’s manufacturing plant in Rácalmás, Hungary. The plant located at about 60 km south of Budapest, specializes in the production of passenger and SUV tyres for the European market.

More details are available in the press release below.

Hankook Tyres as Original Fitment on new Audi TT and TTS models – Press Release

Audi has chosen Hankook tyres as the original fitment for the third generation of the Audi TT. The new Audi TT and TTS models will be factory-equipped in several sizes of the company’s high-end flagship model Ventus S1 evo². The tyres, which are produced exclusively at the company’s cutting-edge EU manufacturing facility in Hungary, features an especially high grip combined with high long-term durability and a low rolling resistance.

2016 Audi TT Roadster front three quarters left

Tyre manufacturer Hankook is supplying the original fitment tyres for the Audi TT and TTS models. The completely redesigned sports cars from the premium car manufacturer in Ingolstadt will be fitted with the high-performance Hankook tyre Ventus S1 evo² in sizes 225/50R17, 245/45R17 or 245/35R19 as standard or optional equipment, depending on the engine version.

“The Audi TT stands for excellent design as well as dynamics and innovation, and is thus a perfect match for our flagship Ventus S1 evo² tyres,” explains Ho-Youl Pae, Hankook President and COO for Europe. “The very latest innovative technologies were used for the development of our high-end tyre in order to effectively support the vehicle’s character. Therefore, we are very pleased to be able to supply original fitment tyres for this sporty Audi design icon.”

The Hankook Ventus S1 evo² is manufactured in Europe and demonstrates optimum performance even under demanding conditions with its successful combination of precise handling, outstanding braking ability and high directional stability. The use of high tensile yet extremely lightweight steel cord material, which is also used for Hankook racing tyres in the DTM for example, means the Ventus S1 evo² still enables highly dynamic driving even under permanently challenging conditions. The development of the Ventus S1 evo² took the ever more important environmental aspects into account, resulting in a significantly reduced rolling resistance and low rolling noise.

The Hankook Ventus S1 evo² is proof of the successful combination of dynamics and comfort, wet grip and low rolling resistance even under demanding conditions. “During the intensive test phase, our tyre once more successfully proved its high degree of characteristic dynamic driving properties,” explains Klaus Krause, head of the European Technology Centre (ETC), where Hankook coordinates the tyre development for Audi AG vehicles. “With the Ventus S1 evo² we have implemented our Kontrol Technology* philosophy and developed a modern high-performance tyre which is customised to the requirements of our customers in terms of dynamic driving, safety, eco-friendliness and comfort.”

There are currently 50 engineers and technicians working at Hankook’s European development center in Hanover, Germany on tailor-made tyre solutions for European car manufacturers. It is here that the Audi tyres are developed and tested. The tyres for the new Audi TT and TTS models are manufactured at the company’s European high-tech production facility in Rácalmás, Hungary. The ultra-modern factory, located some 60 km south of the capital Budapest, specializes in the production of passenger car and SUV tyres for the European market and is one of the most modern production facilities in the world.

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