Sport Maxx RT 2 : the champion in grip and steering precision


Grip, handling and steering precision: the new Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 has it all

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".


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Sport Maxx RT 2 Benefits

  • Enhanced cornering grip on wet and dry roads - more rubber-to-road contact to ensure a better cornering grip
  • Increased road feedback and steering precision – Reduced diameter and coating to get tyres closer to the road and boost steering
  • Shorter braking distance, especially at high speeds - Increased block rigidity ensures a shorter high speed braking distance
  • Tyres with excellent wet grip – an A-B wet grip rating highlight’s the tyre’s ability to stick to the road in wet conditions.
  • Low cabin noise – Thanks to Dunlop’s Noise Shield technology, the Sport Maxx RT 2 has an A-B noise rating which reduces the internal cabin noise generated by the tyre making for a more comfortable ride for driver and passengers
  • Fuel Efficiency – great fuel efficiency is ensured by the Sport Maxx RT 2’s low rolling resistance

How Do Tyres Improve Handling?

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. 

Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 on Mercedes

Can Tyre Pressure Affect Steering?


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. 

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