"This shows once again the wide range of our products, which are designed to fulfill the most diverse requirements," Moonhwa Hong, Hankook's senior vice president and CTO of its OE development department. "We placed particular emphasis on ensuring that the tires perfectly combine sportiness and the comfort required for a high level of everyday use."
Hankook has touted the high-strength bead core and reinforced sidewall of the Ventus S1 evo 3, which combine to offer high driving and directional stability, as well as steering precision. The tire maker said this helps to ensure the performance of the both the Golf GTI and R models.
The Ventus S1 evo 3 also features a light rayon carcass and an aramid composite material in the belt area to reduce rolling resistance when compared to previously used materials. The tread compound relies on high-performance natural resins grip, traction and braking in both wet and dry conditions.