Hankook’s silent tire technology “sound absorber” will benefit Audi Q7 models.
Hankook’s ultra-high performance tires have once again been selected as the original fitment for Audi. The company’s new ‘sound absorber’ will be applied to its flagship tire, the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV, for the first time ever and will be applied as a 22 inch factory fitment on the Audi Q7 model range including the all new Audi SQ7 TDI.
Since increased cavity noise is typical for light weight, low aspect ratio tires, Hankook’s engineers adapted the company’s own silent tire technology ‘sound absorber’ to their flagship model Ventus S1 evo² SUV. A special noise absorbing polyurethane foam inlay sheet is applied to the inside of the tires and is then bonded by a thin layer of Hankook’s Sealguard material.