– Yokohama Tire Corporation’s all-new S.drive tire begins shipping the first week of July from the company’s three distribution centers throughout the United States. S.drive with nanotechnology provides extraordinary grip and handling in sizes to fit the broad range of sport sedans and coupes like BMW 3-series, Honda Civic, and the Ford Mustang.
The S.drive is available in sizes to fit 15- to 20-inch wheels, in aspect ratios from 30-55, and in sizes up to 285/30R20 99Y. The initial rollout will feature more than 70 sizes and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2007.
Yokohama engineers created a silica-based compound, using nanotechnology, to conform to the road surface, maximizing grip in wet and dry conditions. Tiny scores within the tire groove walls effectively distribute stress loads and further reduce uneven wear. S.drive is equipped with four, wide circumferential grooves for enhanced wet traction, while angled groove walls optimize road surface contact and provide enhanced cornering traction. An unbroken center rib maintains continuous road contact, improves lateral stability, and minimizes uneven wear while enhancing comfort.