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Yokohama's All-New ADVAN Neova AD08

July 13, 2009

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation's all-new ultra high-performance tire (UHPT), the ADVAN Neova AD08, received high praise and scores from Tire Rack in its recent Extreme Performance Summer Tire Testing session, according to the manufacturer.

Matched against three of Tire Rack's newest Extreme Performance Summer Tire competitors during rigorous testing, the Neova AD08 ranked first in overall lap time, dry slalom, real-world handling, dry stopping distance and overall dry track subjective rating.

The AD08 is the latest addition to Yokohama's global flagship ADVAN® line and an updated version of the Neova AD07, known since 2006 as "the fastest street tire."  After the Tire Rack testing, it is clear the AD08 is faster than its main competitors in the dry.

Tire Rack described the AD08 as having "Laser-sharp steering response and balance of dry and wet traction. The Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08's steering response was quick and precise, braking was sure-footed and overall handling felt well-balanced, which combined to help this tire deliver the fastest overall (dry) lap time of the test."

Tire Rack summed it up by saying, "It has race tire-like handling and traction for the street."

"The Tire Rack test results confirm what we already know: the Neova AD08 is the fastest, best-handling UHPT on the market," said Mark Chung, director, corporate strategy and planning.

The Tire Rack testing took place at its 10-acre facility in South Bend, Ind., which features a 1/3-mile test course with 90-degree street corners, and simulated lane changes. Tires were also tested on a 6.6-mile loop of expressway, state highways and county roads at city and highway speeds on varied road surfaces.


The all-new ADVAN AD08, available in 32 sizes ranging from 15 to 19 inches, is designed for a variety of premium sports cars and sedans, including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, and others.

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