HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2 is a summer high performance UHP (Ultra High Performance) tire. The model enjoys well-deserved popularity among owners of "charged" cars for its stylish wide-profile look and unique performance characteristics that ensure maximum driving pleasure.
As you know, the South Korean manufacturer Hankook is known for its innovative solutions and new technologies. In this model, the company's engineers tried to take into account all the wishes of consumers and focused on maximum comfort and increased controllability. To achieve these values, a new drainage system and directional tread pattern have been used, which provide excellent summer performance on any road surface and at any speed.
When creating the tire, a new compound was used, containing unique components. As a result, the HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2 has excellent wear resistance, which significantly increased mileage in all driving modes. The new rubber compound also improved grip on wet road surfaces. The use of a 5-step tread pattern in the summer tire HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2 and an optimized step sequence in the center unit effectively reduce noise and give the driver the opportunity to enjoy the silence in the car.
Features of the tread pattern of the HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2:
Especially for this model, South Korean tire makers have chosen a directional symmetrical tread pattern that offers excellent high-speed performance. The central continuous rib helped to increase directional stability of the HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2, which also reduced the feedback time. The shoulder blocks have sharp edges that increase traction when cornering, and a special bead rubber ring enhances protection against damage and punctures.
Wheel alignment indicator
Drivers can independently check wheel alignment for wear on the inside/outside of the tire.
Wear indicators located in the blocks of the shoulder zones provide convenient control degree and uniformity of wear protector.
Provide high accuracy management.
Three-layer block construction
Borrowed from the DTM, an innovative three-layer tread design and a special staggered arrangement of shoulder blocks increase the contact pattern of the HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2 summer tire with the road as it wears away, thus guaranteeing more effective grip throughout the entire service life.
Effective drainage system
The new drainage system consists of four large channels and a large number of small incisions and cuts. Large channels quickly drain water from the HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2 tread, preventing possible aquaplaning. Wide longitudinal grooves provide efficient drainage water from the contact patch. The system of shallow channels has an unusual shape that enhances grip on wet road surfaces, both in straight-line driving and during any maneuvers.
The innovative HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2 summer tire cooling system improves heat dissipation at high speeds, improves handling, and reduces wear.
The unique tread pattern of the HANKOOK K120 Ventus V12 evo2 in the form of the tips of the wings with sharp sloping edges reduces noise and supports the tread blocks when maneuvering at the time of parasitic vibrations. Such an inclined surface also effectively absorbs shocks from uneven road surfaces.
Effective noise reduction
Unique wing tip tread design reduces noise levels thanks to Stealth technology. The sloped edges support the blocks during maneuvering when noises and vibrations occur. This inclined surface also reduces impacts. Noise reduction occurs due to more tread steps (5-step pattern is used). Optimized tread block sequence in the center zone (M-shaped pitch) and special design of the sidewalls reduce turbulence and vibration.
Innovative rubber compound
The use of a new styrene polymer with a functional group improves the chemical composition of the mixture.
Aqua Jet grooves
Aqua Jet grooves effectively channel water from the center areas to the main grooves also the 3D groove design effectively removes water and reduces noise level.
Silicon compound for increased adhesion
Improved dry/wet traction and reduced rolling resistance.
Wide steel belt
Improved dry/wet handling.
High density polyester frame
Increased sidewall rigidity and durability.
High rigidity bead filler
Improved handling and maneuverability.
Reinforced single bead ring
Increased uniformity and simplified installation.
- the improved rubber compound has contributed to an increase in tire mileage, as well as increased grip on wet road surfaces;
- a unique cooling system provides an even distribution of heat over the entire surface, which increases controllability and service life;
- The updated water drainage system prevents possible aquaplaning and improves ride comfort by reducing driving noise.