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2013 Geneva Auto Show: Apollo Tyres

Team OD Updated: May 09, 2013, 04:13 PM IST
Apollo tyres has taken another step forward to increase its presence in the challenging European market. At the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, it expanded its product portfolio with the new launch of Alnac 4G and Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R. The manufacturer says that the two tyres are aimed at increasing its product offerings to match the needs and expectations of the consumers.

The Ultrac Vorti R is the newest offering from the Vredestein stables. This high performance tyre claims to have a greater focus on grip and sportiness but within a unique size range. This tyre has also been developed in conjunction with the renowned automotive design house of Giugiaro. With a Y speed rating the tyre is capable of crusing at speeds above 300kmph. This makes the Ultrac Vorti R a worthy tyre to adorn the rims of cars like the Audi R8, Lamborghini Gallardo and the Porsche 911.

The Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R features a broader tread aith a flat contour resulting in a wider contact patch which translates into superior grip, handling and stability, especially in bends and at high speeds. To improve its sideway grip it gets large tread blocks on the outer shoulder. To ensure the tyres optimal performance at high speeds, the tread compound has multiple resins that come into play at different temperatures. It also gets an additional groove in the central rib which allows faster cooling.

The Apollo Alnac 4G has been designed specially for the compact and mid-size car segments and is offered with V and H ratings. It features an asymmetrical tread and a wide outer shoulder. It also gets high silica compounds to optimise its grip on wet roads. The central rib has extra grooves to improve flexibility, provide an even pressure distribution and reduce rolling resistance. Apollo claims that this tyre has excellent label values for all the 29 sizes being launched in Phase 1. It apparently has a wet grip label of B, rolling resistance of C and noise at 69 db with 2 waves, which is likely to make it an appealing option for the consumer.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 2.55 Crore
Displacement
5204cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
610
Max Torque(Nm)
530
Mileage
7.63 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.38 Crore
Displacement
2998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
350
Max Torque(Nm)
530
Mileage
-NA-
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