Hankook has unveiled its new Ventus Prime 3 tire for the European market. According to the tire maker, improving the tire’s braking abilities in wet conditions was a pivotal point where Hankook engineers made progress in developing the next generation of Ventus Prime products.
The new high-grip silica compound and a new mixing technology achieve greatly improved dispersion of polymers and fillers within the tread compound. This results in an 8% improvement in wet braking performance while also reducing the tire’s rolling resistance.
Subsequently, the wide four-channel groove tread pattern provides rapid drainage thus increasing the driver’s control in wet conditions and helping to further reduce the risk of hydroplaning.
Newly developed functionalized polymers with a high molecular weight applied to the tread compound of the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 result in a 9% improvement in wear resistance. The tire also features a state-of-the-art lightweight durable rayon carcass, a wide steel belt layer package covered by a jointless full cover reinforcement belt and a high stiffness bead filler contributing further to better handling, more precise steering response and great controllability, even at high speeds.
March 17, 2016