Audi have announced that the Hankook Ventus S1 evo² tyre will be the original equipment (OE) tyre on their new RS5 Coupé – with the car rolling out of factories on 19 and 20 inch wheels.
Hankook tyres have been selected as OE tyres on Audi models before. The 2016 TT RS is fitted with Hankook tyres as standard.
When selecting the tyres for approval, Audi tested the tyres thoroughly at the Nordschleife, Nürburgring. With the tyres being required to maintain peak performance over 10 laps.
Hankook Ventus S1 evo²
The ultra high performance tyre features a three-layer tread block design – for a strong and evenly displaced grip.
The tyre provides very good traction throughout the lifespan of the tyre, thanks to an even wear rate.
The Ventus S1 evo² is constructed with styrene-polymer-silica tread mixture – a formula developed for wet grip optimisation.
Sound absorber technology within the tyre helps to significantly reduce noise levels, for a quieter and more comfortable driving experience.