Apollo Tyres has confirmed it will launch a new Vredestein ultra-high-performance summer tyre next spring, designed to deliver a unique combination of advanced handling capabilities and superior driving comfort. The tire will be the first all-new product in the category since 2012.
Recent investments by Apollo Tyres in its global R&D and manufacturing capabilities, including the rollout of an in-house, virtual prototyping and simulation platform, have helped with the development of the new summer tire.
Currently undergoing its final phase of real-world testing, Vredestein Ultrac Pro will be offered in a wide range of sizes suitable for 18in to 24in rims to ensure compatibility with a broad spectrum of sportscars, supercars, high-performance saloons, hatchbacks and SUVs.
The previous Vredestein ultra-high-performance summer tire was the Ultrac Vorti, which has been optimized over the past decade to maintain its competitiveness. The Ultrac Pro debuts a new structure, new tread design and new materials.
Benoit Rivallant, president and CEO of Apollo Tyres Europe, said, “Vredestein is particularly well known in the all-season tyre segment, but the summer and high-performance categories are increasingly important for us – both commercially and in terms of our market penetration across Europe.
“Developing performance-focused all-season products, including Europe’s first all-season EV tyre, is helping us set new standards in the summer tire category. Across key performance criteria that matter most to customers, the Ultrac Pro will redefine expectations in the category.”
Further details of the Vredestein Ultrac Pro – including test data and available dimensions – will be announced ahead of the official launch in the first quarter of 2024.