Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. has announced that ADVAN Sport ultra high performance tires have been approved for use as original equipment (OEM) on 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S high performance sports cars. The fitment chosen is the ADVAN Sport 205/35ZR18 for the front and 235/40ZR18 for the rear. Both tires are N1 specification.
The all wheel drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S models complement the Porsche Cayenne SUV as Porsche vehicles that have chosen the ADVAN Sport as an OEM tire. Other premium marques that feature ADVAN Sport ultra high performance tires include the Bentley Continental GT, the Bentley Flying Spur and the Audi S8.
"We are especially pleased to be associated with the 2009 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S models," said Jonathon Karelse, Marketing Manager of Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc., "Both vehicles have a horsepower increase for 2009, a new seven speed transmission and a new all wheel drive system, so getting maximum traction on the road, in all driving conditions, is more important than ever for these leading edge sports cars"
ADVAN Sport is accepted as one of the world's most capable ultra high performance tires. Thanks to the marriage of its unique asymmetrical tread design, highly evolved construction and its breakthrough, nanotechnology based tread compound, ADVAN Sport provides competition level grip in a street tire that performs in wet and dry conditions, across a wide range of temperatures.
Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centres across Canada to serve more than 700 independent tire dealers."