Mercedes-AMG C63 to sport Dunlop Sport Maxx RT tyres as standard equipment
Published On 07-Jun-2016
Dunlop Sport Maxx RT tyres will be used on Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 T models as Original Equipment. Dunlop has worked with Mercedes-AMG to develop the Sport Maxx RT ultra high-performance tyres that will meet the requirements of the cars. The tyre was subjected to track-testing on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife loop, which is regarded as one of the most challenging tracks in the world.
The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT features wet and dry grip, stable high speed corner handling, strong braking characteristics tailored to the C63’s 476hp output. The tyre is balanced between front and rear axles with a specially-tuned construction derived from motorsport compounds.The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT is made for the front axle in 245/35 ZR19 (93Y) XL size and in 265/35 ZR19 (98Y) XL for the rear axle.
Percy Lemaire, Director, Tyre Technology at Goodyear Dunlop, said, "In order to achieve the high dry handling requirements, a mixture is used with a high proportion of different fillers, resins and special polymers, delivering the strong dry grip.”
Apart from the recently-fitted Sport Maxx RT, Dunlop has produced specially-designed tyres for other AMG models as well like the A45 AMG, the CLA45 AMG and the G63 AMG. Dunlop is also the partner of AMG Customer Sports and since the start of the 2014 season, it has been the official tyre partner of the AMG Driving Academy.