Falken Tire, a high performance tyre choice for driving enthusiasts has announced launch of its new strongest and quietest ultra high performance tyre — the AZENIS FK453, which is currently on sale in Kuwait. The next generation AZENIS FK453isFalken’s new flagship tyre and it is the most advanced and ultimate high performance tyre to date which replaces the AZENIS FK452, revered by many car enthusiasts for its blend of performance and affordability. The AZENIS FK453 is the latest generation of Falken’s steadfast Ultra High Performance tyre, available in a wide array of diameters from 17-inch to 22-inch and along with wide range of tyre widths – making this tyre a versatile, resourceful, dynamic, and powerful offering. The AZENIS FK453 will be available in a total of 61 sizes to fit sports and performance cars such as Jaguar XFR, Jaguar FX, BMW Z4, Mercedes Benz SL65, Nissan 370Z, Audi TT, Lincoln MKT, Lexus IS, Hyundai Genesis, Infinity G37, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman, Porsche 911 Carrera, Porsche 911 Turbo, Mitsubishi Eclipse, and Volkswagen GTI.
Takashi Adachi, Managing Director of Falken’s Middle East Office talking about this new product quoted “The AZENIS FK453 takes ultra-high performance to a new level delivering exceptional maneuverability, control and grip through significant improvements in handling and reductions in road noise. Falken has incorporated advanced technologies, the competitive personality of motorsports and the legacy of the AZENIS FK453’s predecessors to create a benchmark of maximum performance on the roads.”
Falken’s acclaimed engineering teams have developed the AZENIS FK453 specification, and have tested them on various road conditions and proving grounds. The engineers also gained feedback from Falken’s racing drivers who have tested the tyres using a variety of cars; resulting in a design that incorporates a more warp resistant casing and additional nylon-reinforced cover ply to increase high-speed stability. This construction is complemented by a rounder tyre shoulder, optimizing pressure deployment on the tread area.
The AZENIS FK453 provides added confidence behind the wheel, through its three central tread grooves and staggered sipes design which is integrated into the first tread bar on the tyre shoulder. The unique tread design helps in reduction of hydro-planning and deflects the water more effectively than most of the conventional tread patterns. In contrast to its predecessors, AZENIS FK453’s dry handling ability has been enhanced by 25% whilst handling ability on wet surfaces has been enhanced by 30%, delivering useful gains in control for lane changes and higher speed cornering. A combination of tread pattern and compound changes has led to 8% reduction in braking distance on wet surfaces.
The AZENIS 453’s tread has a silica enriched compound that offers a superior traction and grip for those seeking ultra-high performance on both dry & wet roads.
The asymmetric tread pattern of AZENIS FK453 with large outside shoulder blocks not only enhances the cornering grip but also provides a better braking traction.Also, the multiple nylon-reinforced layers allow for better high-speed stability, an important asset based on the driver’s exacting demands. AZENIS FK453 also features the latest developments in noise absorption technology. To achieve the lower noise levels now expected by consumers, even those using low profile tyres, Falken introduced phase-shifted tread bars. The rounder shoulder contributes to the significantly lower rolling resistance and pass-by noise.
Honed by Falken’s Global Motorsports Development teams, AZENIS FK453 has already made its international motorsport debut. Falken’s UK drift team is using the AZENIS FK453 tyre in a bid to retain the championship. Similarly Kuwait’s drift enthusiasts and teams are already sporting these tyres during their competitions and performances.
Suresh, President of KAPICO Group’s global tyre business said “Al Ghannam Tires Center Co, the exclusive and principal channel partner for Falken in Kuwait is very excited to welcome Falken’s newest summer ultra-high performance tyre in AZENIS FK453.” He further quoted “AZENIS FK453 is a winner; it sports an aggressive tread design that is going to give you excellent cornering power and better stability in straight line acceleration. It offers a quiet and comfortable ride whether you are driving on the highway or around the town. If you are driving a high-end sports car, this AZENIS FK453 is an excellent option. The AZENIS FK453 line is expected to dominate the replacement tyre market for the sports cars and ultra-luxury coupes and sedans.”
Source: Arab Times
Published: 23 Feb 2014