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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1

The Direzza Sport Z1 is Dunlop's Extreme Performance Summer tire developed for sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan enthusiasts. The Direzza Sport Z1 is designed to provide race tire-like traction on the street, as well as for autocross, drifting and track events. The Direzza Sport Z1 is not intended to be driven through snow, on ice or near-freezing temperatures.

Dunlop's Digital Rolling Simulation II (Digi-Tyre II) predicts both road conditions and resulting tire behavior to allow engineers and designers to simulate driving a vehicle with Direzza Sport Z1 tires in the early stages of their development. This allows Dunlop to optimize the distribution, size and angles of the tread grooves.

The Direzza Sport Z1 features a unique high-grip tread compound molded into a directional design featuring notched, continuous shoulder ribs, large intermediate shoulder blocks and a wide center rib to deliver consistent contact with the road and enhance grip during cornering. Two wide, circumferential center grooves, wavy shoulder grooves and multiple lateral grooves provide water evacuation to enhance wet traction. The tire's internal structure includes two wide steel belts reinforced by a spirally wound JointLess Band (JLB) Technology polyamide to provide strength, uniform ride quality and high-speed capability while steel cord reinforced, 2-ply polyester sidewalls help resist lateral deflection to provide responsive handling and cornering stability.

 


 

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