Dunlop's latest Ultra-High Performance (UHP) summer tyre, the Sport Maxx RT 2. Endorsed by the independent TÜV test ordered by Dunlop, the tyre demonstrates excellent grip and handling and delivers faster test track lap times versus its predecessor.
Dunlop’s long and continued racing heritage and expertise including winning races in open endurance competitions has been applied to the new Sport Maxx RT 2 making it a UUHP tyre that "Will Cope with Anything".
For car manufacturers, handling is a vital part of the vehicle’s performance. Handling impacts safety as well as driving enjoyment, so it’s important that your tyres enhance handling performance as much as possible.
Tyres with the best grip will often provide the best handling performance. Vehicle manufacturers often work alongside tyre manufacturers to provide an OE tyre for their cars which is optimised for grip, handling and steering. For example, the Sport Maxx RT 2 is an OE tyre for the BMW X1 and Mercedes Benz GLC.
The Sport Maxx RT 2 also benefits from an asymmetric tread design which improves handling and aquaplaning resistance. The continuous centre rib increases stability and precision while cornering, while the asymmetric groove arrangement enhances grip on wet and dry roads.
Ultra-High Performance tyres such as Dunlop’s Sport Maxx RT 2 improve a vehicle’s handling by providing more rubber-to-road contact which improves overall steering performance.
Yes, tyre pressure can play a big role in your steering performance. If you have over-inflated tyres, your grip with the road will be diminished on the outer and inner edges of the tyre and you will run the risk of a blowout. Under-inflated tyres will diminish performance and could lead to over-steering or under-steering. Check your tyre pressure at least once a month and adjust it depending on the load in your car.
Incorrectly inflated tyres will reduce the impact of the tread, meaning you will have less stability, reduced precision in your handling and increased likelihood of aquaplaning on wet roads.