AKRON (April 6, 2012)—When the 2013 Nissan R35 GT-R hits dealer showrooms this spring, it will roll on run-flat ultra-high-performance Dunlop tires designed specifically for the 545-hp twin-turbo all-wheel-drive showcase sports coupe.
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. engineers worked with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. engineers in Japan to develop a tire that would maximize the all-wheel-drive car's enhanced performance.
The SP Sport Maxx GT 600 features a high-grip, silica-reinforced tread compound, solid center rib to help enhance steering response and driver feedback, an asymmetric tread pattern to provide a balance of performance in wet and dry conditions, and circumferential grooves to help evacuate water for enhanced wet traction.
To strengthen the link between the tire and rim, a unique bead shape was developed.
The race-inspired tire, tested at Germany's famed NÃ¼rburgring race circuit, will appear on the 2013 Nissan GT-R in sizes P255/40ZRF20 (front) and P285/35ZRF20 (rear).
Nissan also will offer the Dunlop SP Sport 7010 all-season run-flat tires — 255/40 ZRF 20, front and 285/35 ZRF 20, rear, as an optional fitment.