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Falken unveils the AZENIS RS820 Tyre in Europe


The AZENIS RS820 is suited to high performance sports cars and SUVs such as Porsche 911, Audi R8, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M5, Cupra Formentor and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Falken’s AZENIS RS820 offers offer maximum safety and improved durability

Falken has unveiled the AZENIS RS820 – a new ultra-ultra-high-performance (UUHP) tyre. The new pattern has been designed to offer responsive handling, balanced wet and dry grip both road and track.

Initially available in 38 sizes spanning 19 to 21 inches, with cross-sections from 30 to 45, and a Y speed index – rated up to 300 km/h – the AZENIS RS820 is derived from Falken’s  motorsport technologies and experience honed from over 20 years of competing on the Nürburgring.

Designed to suit a range of high-performance cars and SUVs – such the Porsche 911, Audi R8, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M5, Cupra Formentor and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT – Falken Tyre Europe’s engineers focused on developing a tyre that would offer maximum driving pleasure, safety, and more durability.

Falken’s product development team called upon the expertise and materials knowledge of its engineers in Europe, as well as the technological capabilities of parent company Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd in Japan, to produce its new generation and first UUHP pattern for the region.

Derived from Falken’s Motorsport Technologies

Engineered to offer precise handling, stability, and control at all speeds and in a variety of conditions, as well as a quiet and smooth ride, the AZENIS RS820 features an asymmetric tread pattern with four circumferential tread grooves. An improved shoulder design offers increased contact with the road and enhanced lateral stability on dry roads.

Motorsport technology is truly at the AZENIS RS820’s core with Aramid, an optimised belt ply provides an even pressure distribution, allowing for a dynamic driving experience with heightened safety.

The tread compound itself comprises a variety of chemical compounds to ensure ruggedness in the tread blocks, while a combination of interlocking microstructures and flexibility provides robust driving properties across a broad range of a road surfaces and conditions.With weight also an important factor when it comes to high-performance vehicles, Falken’s engineers explored all weight-saving possibilities – both in construction and compound – to make the AZENIS RS820 lighter.

30 out of the 38 sizes are set to go into production before the end of 2023, with the remaining eight to follow in 2024.

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