TYRE maker Goodyear comes up with its new Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 Performance winter tyres for high-performance vehicles.
Developed in Europe, where the use of winter tyres on high-performance vehicles is routine, the Ultra Grip 8 Performance is available in the North American market in 11 key sizes, for automobiles such as Audi A6, BMW 3-Series, Cadillac CTS, Lexus IS250, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and many more.
According to Goodyear, because winter temperatures often bring ever-changing road conditions, these tyres feature a tread design with multiple biting edges to help enhance traction on slippery surfaces. Consistent grip at low temperatures is possible due to an optimised polymer blend and silica tread compound that helps maintain flexibility in the cold.
The tyre’s directional tread pattern provides grip on wet, slushy roads, and helps channel water away from the tread surface. A specially designed deep groove running around the tyre’s tread provides excellent lateral grip.
When braking, the saw-shaped centre area of the tyre helps push snow aside, while a variable-edged angle of the saw shape delivers enhanced snow traction and grip. The tyres carry the Severe Snow Conditions Symbol (Mountain Snowflake Symbol), a designation from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada.