March 29, 2012

Giugiaro Design for the new Vredestein Sportrac 5 and Ultrac Vorti

Premiered in Budapest, the Sportrac 5 and Ultrac Vorti are the new tyres from Vredestein, designed by Giugiaro Design

Quiet, comfortable and sporty, Sportrac 5 is the New Vredestein summer tyre, successor to test-winning Sportrac 3

The Vredestein Sportrac 5 was developed in cooperation with Italian design company Giugiaro. This ground-breaking partnership has already resulted in many other successful tyres over recent years, including the Vredestein Ultrac Cento and Ultrac Sessanta, which are both very popular among drivers. Giugiaro Design developed the tread and side engraving of the Sportrac 5 and have given them several notable components. Shading at the base of all four grooves underlines the asymmetry and gives the tyre a sporty appearance, for example, while the side engraving is uniquely sleek. Moreover, the shoulder of the Sportrac 5 has the Vredestein logo near the tread wear indicator. 

New Vredestein Ultrac Vorti is the summer tyre for the premium segment. The tread was developed together with Giugiaro Design, which has been closely involved with the development of Vredestein tyres over the past 15 years. Highlights include the Ultrac Cento and Ultrac Sessanta, both of each achieved excellent results in leading independent tests. The name of the Ultrac Vorti was also created by Giugiaro Design. Inspired by the powerful vortex air flow that is generated, for example, when a helicopter takes off, the name reflects the huge speeds and forces that the Ultrac Vorti can handle, while the tread is reminiscent of the tips of helicopter blades. 

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