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Dunlop Sport Maxx RT: A motorsport-derived technology

New tyres Published the 01/03/2012 by Jack

To make its new tyre more efficient, Dunlop has worked on its structure, tread design and compound. Objective: Enhance driving pleasure without sacrificing versatility or safety. Explanation on video.

Tyre Audi S4 Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Copyright © : Dunlop

Braking blocks

To reduce braking distances, Dunlop has developed reinforced blocks that ensure an “anti-lift” effect thanks to an increased stiffness. In practice, these grooves connect the V-shaped tread blocks.

> Video: Dunlop Sport Maxx RT braking blocks in action

Motorsport-derived rubber compound

To provide optimum grip, the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT uses an adaptive compound which compensates for any micro-irregularities in the road surface to ensure a maximum contact area with the ground. Discover this technology on video:

> Video: Specific features of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT compound

Optimised outer blocks

To improve the steering responsiveness and precision of its tyre, Dunlop Sport Maxx RT has a massive outer shoulder block. This allows the tread pattern to perform efficiently when subjected to high stresses.  
> Video: Dunlop Sport Maxx RT outer shoulder block in action

Improved rolling resistance

To improve the rolling resistance, and therefore reduce fuel consumption, Dunlop has worked on reducing the tyre’s weight as well as the air penetration coefficient to reduce the aerodynamic drag.
> Video: Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Optimised rolling resistance

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