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Hankook Tire’s Ultra-High-Performance ‘Ventus’

Hankook Tire’s Ultra-High-Performance ‘Ventus’
Heads the Pack Again
- Hankook Tire praised again in current sport auto tyre test
- Ventus S1 evo ultra-high-performance tyre in the “top league”
- Ventus product line continues triumphant run for independent tyre tests in 2009
- Superior engineering and design philosophy ‘Kontrol Technology’ again proven
The tyre testers of the magazine sport auto agree: The Ventus S1 evo from Hankook Tire, currently seventh largest and fastest-growing tyre manufacturer worldwide, has once again received the best grades for excellence and technology. As already in 2007 and 2008, the ultra-high-performance wide-base tyre received top marks with “very recommendable” in annual summer tyre tests by renowned automotive magazine sport auto (issue 04/2009). This year, the editors tested current  products from ten tyre manufacturers in the popular refit dimensions 225/40R18 at the front and 255/35R18 at the rear, mounted on a BMW 135i Coupe. Testers were especially impressed by the dry handling of the Ventus S1 evo, and even said that Hankook’s flagship tyre plays particularly well “in the top league”, and that in the eminent safety category, ‘wet braking’, the high-end wide-base tyre delivers top results.
Further testing criteria were steering accuracy and driving behaviour on dry and wet roads. The ultra-high-performance tyre from Hankook was also able to position itself at the top. The conclusion of the testers: the Ventus S1 evo presents itself as “smooth” and contributes to “dynamic dynamic pleasure”. This opinion was also shared by colleagues from Auto Bild sportscars, another renowned automotive magazine. The market leader for sporty vehicles in the German speaking countries also recently nominated the Ventus S1 evo as the clear winner in its summer tyre tests. Thanks to its “dynamic and perfect balance” on wet and dry surfaces, and its unrivalled low noise, the sporty ‘whisper tyre’ outperformed its competitors.
With the latest result, the Ventus line of products, the new V12 evo,  and the established Ventus Prime, continues seamlessly into 2009 with a series of impressive test results. In its March issue, the automotive magazine ‘Gute Fahrt’ (3/09) gave its purchase recommendation for the replacement wide-base tyre Ventus V12 evo. Germany’s biggest automotive magazine ‘Auto BILD’ (issue 10/2009) awarded the Hankook’s Ventus Prime as “exemplary” and recommended the high performance tyre for the luxury vehicle category as test winner and “all-round talent with well-balanced driving qualities on wet and dry roads”.
“The Ventus S1 evo, the flag ship in the Ventus product family, is the perfect incarnation of our engineering and design philosophy, Kontrol Technology”, says Mr. Seung Hwa Suh, Hankook Tires’ global CEO. “The excellent test results again underscore once more our position as a global manufacturer of premium products and proves our technological leadership in the ultra-high-performance segment. To achieve this consistent level of excellence, we invest about five per cent of our turnover each year in research and development of new tyres that perfectly fit the demands of our customers.”
1) Tyre test results of the Hankook Ventus product family from automotive media 2008/2009:
Magazine Issue Testcar Dimension



Auto Bild sportscars


March 13


Cayman S

235/35 R 19/

295/30 R 19

Ventus S1 evo




sport auto


March 20


135 i

225/40 R 18/

255/35 R 18

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