Dunlop Direzza DZ101
The Direzza DZ101 (di-rez'-za) is Dunlop's Ultra High Performance
Summer tire for the drivers of sport compact cars. The Direzza
sharesits name with Dunlop's Japan GT Championship (JGTC) racing
tires, & was developed to provide crisp & responsive handling in
both wet & dry conditions, however it is not intended to be driven
in snow or on ice.
On the outside, the Direzza DZ101 features Dunlop's specially
formulated Silicarbon Matrix tread compound (combines silica &
carbon black) to enhance grip in the wet without surrendering
traction in the dry. The compound is molded into a directional
treaddesign featuring rigid shoulder blocks & two wide, straight
tread channels with long, oblique grooves to combine responsive
handling, stable cornering & hydroplaning resistance.
Internally, the Direzza DZ101 features twin steel belts reinforced
by Dunlop's Jointless B& (JLB) spiral-wound cap ply to stabilize
the tread area enhancing handling & high-speed capability. A
polyester cordbody enhances ride quality while Max Flange Shields
help resist rim damage due to accidental curbing.
Dunlop Direzza DZ101 tires feature black sidewall styling with
subtle black letters reversed out of a circumferential serrated
band. They are V- or W-speed rated & available in 50-, 45-, 35-
& 30-series sizes for 15" to 17" wheel diameters.
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