Goodyear has announced that Porsche has opted for its new Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 tyre as original equipment for on road use in the new 911 GT2 RS. The tyre has been approved for use in the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.
Dunlop developed the Sport maxx Race 2 tyre, which is positioned as the successor to the Sport Maxx Race tyre by working closely with Porsche in order to meet the German automaker’s rigorous performance requirements for its new 911 GT2 RS. As an outcome, the tyre offers exceptional performance on dry surfaces and on track, delivers exceedingly fast track lap time for performance drivers.
With this new OE fitment, Dunlop continues its longstanding collaboration with Porsche for specialist tires.
Commenting on the collaboration, Jan Frank at Porsche said that the Sport Maxx Race 2 is an excellent fit for the company’s 911 GT2 RS, and performs well in terms of dry performance, grip and steering precision.
Dunlop has a glorious history when it comes to motorsport performance and this is a great asset when it comes to the design and development of Ultra High-Performance tyres for sports cars like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
Motorsport is the ultimate proving ground for innovations in tyre technology as tyre manufacturers can collect substantial amounts of data as well as get feedback from drivers.
For any tyre manufacturer, winning a 24H race is the ultimate test of durability, performance and consistency. Dunlop emerged as a winner at 24H Nürburgring and at 24H Le Mans race and was able to successfully transfer what it learned at these races into on-road performance tires.
“Working to develop a tire for platforms like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS means making full use of our experience in motorsport and our capabilities in delivering tailor-made solutions for the most prestigious OEMs,” said Nick Harley, Managing Director OE Consumer EMEA
The Sport Maxx Race 2 was approved as OE Fitment for the 911 GT2 RS after extensive tests conducted on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany and on Porsche’s proving ground in Nardò in Italy.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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