INGOLSTADT, Germany—German car maker Audi A.G. has expanded its OE relationship with Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd., adding a pair of Hankook-branded OE fitments for its RS 6 Avant and Audi RS 7 Sportback.
Audi has added Hankook's Ventus S1 evo 3 ultra-high-performance tire as standard OE fitments for both vehicles and offers Hankook's Winter i*cept evo 2 as an approved winter tire fitment.
The Ventus fitments on both RS models are size 275/35 ZR21 (103Y) XL or optionally 285/30 ZR22 (101Y) XL, Hankook said. The Winter i*cept fitments are sizes 245/40 R21 100V XL or 285/30 R22 101W XL.
"Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback combine impressive driving performance with suitability for everyday use," said Hyunjun Cho, head of Hankook's OE division. "The same can be said about our premium tires. As a long-standing partner, we already equip many high-performance Audi models and are very proud that our products once again impress Audi Sport GmbH."
With engine output ratings of 600 hp, the Audi performance models can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.6 seconds.