Hankook has won another contract with Audi. This time to fit the new Audi Q8 premium SUV with its ultra-high performance Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV and Winter i*cept evo 2 SUV models.
Han-Jun Kim, President of Hankook Tyre Europe, said: “We are very pleased that our products have again been selected for a new Audi model. Even as a long-standing supplier to Audi, it is an honour to have been named original equipment supplier for the top-model of the Q-Series. In addition, we are proud that we will supply the full range of our treads for the Q8 to various markets.”
The Ventus Si evo 3 performs better under the extra weight of large SUVs. This is because it is made with ‘bead packing’, a special nylon material in the sidewall area which increases their strength.
The two-layer carcass and the use of an aramid composite material give better high speed stability and a longer lifespan because it generates less heat.
A special tread compound using high-performance natural resins helps the A8 have a sporty, dynamic drive on both wet and dry roads.