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Hi-Trac 2: Low-noise performance

2013-08-20 14:23


LOW-NOISE PERFORMANCE TYRE: Vredestein’s Hi-Trac2 provides the perfect amount of grip coupled with low-noise on the road. Image: Vredestein

Vredestein has introduced the Hi-Trac 2 especially for the summer H segment. The design is characterised by various V-shaped angled grooves which, in combination with the two sturdy circumferential grooves, ensure fast water-dispersal.

Vredestein has improved its Hi-Trac 2 with new construction and tread compounds. Due to these improvements, the tyre has an even shorter braking distance and provides lower fuel consumption.

The tyre also provides maximum grip on wet and winding roads. The Hi-Trac 2 uses a concept previously used by Vredestein - namely its Off-Centre Directional Profile. The rounded tips of the central-tread blocks, combined with the OCDP, make the Hi-Trac 2 a low-noise tyre.

It also fulfils the stringent European requirements for tyre grip and noise.

Unique tread construction
Many V-shaped angled grooves
Two robust circumferential grooves   

Maximum water dispersal with a high resistance to aquaplaning and excellent grip on wet roads
Optimised tread compound and improved construction   
Excellent braking performance and a low rolling-resistance
Off-Centre Directional Profile and rounded tips on the central tread blocks   
A low-noise and hence comfortable tyre (fulfils -SW requirements)
Functional appearance   
The perfect combination of safety and design
Air-tight inner-liner   
Reduced air-loss, longer lifespan, fuel savings

Driver's lucky escape

2013-09-03 07:42
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