ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRE
With excellent motorway speed stability and precise handling on wet or dry roads, Proxes T1 Sport SUV answers the need for an Ultra High Performance tire for these executive cars.
Outside - Cornering Performance
Increased contact area through use of wide ribs with shallow and narrow groove to maintain good tread contact with the road.
Improved handling and high grip.
Inside - Aquaplaning + Braking
Two wide grooves ensure good water drainage.
Better braking achieved via a rib based pattern configuration, which increases the tread’s rigidity in the back and forward directions.
Tread Design - Wide Outer Blocks
Increased contact area through the use of wide blocks with shallow and narrow grooves to maintains good tread contact with the road. Improved handling with responsive steering feel and high grip.
Tread Design - Wide Center Rib*
High-speed stability + handling response are improved by adoption of a wide center rib.
*285 section width and larger
Tread Design - Inner Rib + Notch
The inside ribs have a solid shape, which enhances rigidity, improves braking performance and reduces irregular wear.
Tread Design - Wide Straight Grooves
Wide straight grooves provide a wide water channel for better aquaplaning resistance.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.