The design for the tread pattern of the S.drive is a result of YOKOHAMA advanced simulation technology.
The innovative Variable Angled Groove that optimizes tread contact with the road provides dramatically enhanced traction on cornering.
YOKOHAMA Groove-in-Groove design has resulted in a major advance in the battle to eliminate uneven tire wear because it allows the pattern block to effectively distribute stress loads even during tight cornering.
To cope with constantly changing contact conditions in a very proactive manner, YOKOHAMA has developed, through its inhouse technological skills, a new Micro Flexible Compound that is responsive to undulations in the road surface at the nano level.
In comparison with the original MF compounds, the addition of extra silica has further enhanced driving in the wet, while extra polymer has improved performance in the dry.
This new High-Style tire is the perfect fit for cars ranging from the compact class to sporty roadsters. This attractive line-up of tires will be of particular interest to drivers who like to customize their cars. Available in this new range are High Inch narrow width tires that are ideal for slender wheel-housings. Moreover, in tandem with the advances in car performance and as a plus for enthusiasts who like to tune their vehicles, select tires in this new range are well-suited to speeds up to the iconic Y-range (up to 300km/h).