Yokohama announced the launch its ultra-high performance ADVAN Sport V107 as its new global flagship tire from Spring 2022.
Sales will be launched successively in major markets around the world. The Company plans to introduce 30 replacement tire sizes, ranging from 305/35R23 111Y XL to 225/40ZR18 92Y XL, in Spring 2022, increasing the ADVAN Sport V107 size line-up.
The size line-up will be expanded gradually thereafter to 80 sizes, including OE tires, by the end of 2022.
The ADVAN Sport V107 will succeed the ADVAN Sport V105 as Yokohama’s global flagship ultra-high-performance tire. The ADVAN Sport V107 has been developed for use on premium high-performance cars, premium high-performance SUVs, and premium electric vehicles (EVs).
Following joint development projects with car manufacturers and testing at Yokohama’s test centre at the Nürburgring, delivery of special OE ADVAN Sport V107 tires began in 2020, including tires for Mercedes-AMG and BMW M cars.
Yokohama is now launching replacement tires based on these earlier developed OE tires and will expand the available sizes to create a full commercial line-up of ultra-high performance ADVAN Sport V107 tires.
While following the ADVAN Sport V105 concept of providing a perfect balance of driving performance combined with superior comfort and safety characteristics, the new tire’s dry/wet performance and steering stability surpass the high levels achieved by its predecessor.
The tire’s special asymmetric tread pattern contributes to its ability to deliver the variable performance required from the tread’s inner and outer sides, and its rubber compound incorporates technologies cultivated during the development of OE versions of the tire for leading premium car manufacturers. Together, these two features deliver a strong grip on dry and wet road surfaces.
The ADVAN Sport V107 applies the cutting-edge matrix body-ply structure used in its predecessor. It also is Yokohama’s first replacement tire to incorporate the Company’s unique power crown belt cover (on certain sizes) structure that uses a high-rigidity aramid fiber as well as a newly improved mound profile that strengthens the tire’s gripping power.
In February 2022, Yokohama plans to hold a series of online events to demonstrate the features of its new ADVAN Sport V107 tires.