The VictoRacer V700 is the original
competition member of the Kumho high performance tire family. It is
a DOT-legal, race-winning tire which, by capturing national
championships at the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Tire Rack
Solo II Nationals & SCCA Road Racing Runoffs, has proven its
capabilities in both autocross & road racing competition.
The VictoRacer V700 features an
asymmetric tread design molded at 5/32" to 6/32" of tread depth in
its two major circumferential grooves. Its tread design features
extra wide tread blocks for its outer shoulder (which comprise about
1/3 of the tire's tread width) to maximize cornering grip while
promoting tread life (when new, the shoulder blocks are interrupted
only by shallow, 1/32" deep lateral grooves). The center & inner
shoulder portions of the tread design are comprised of short, stable
tread blocks to further enhance handling while providing some wet
traction when new (or at near full tread depth). The V700 features a
tread compound specifically developed to provide maximum grip,
handling & treadlife.
Internally the V700 has two steel
belts reinforced with two nylon cap plies to help stabilize the
tread area & provide V-speed rated (for 13" & 14" rim diameter
sizes) or Z-speed rated (for 15", 16", & 17" diameter sizes)
capability. Additionally, three rayon carcass plies with sidewall
stiffeners provide high temperature durability & quick steering
response. Attractively priced, the Kumho V700 is designed to provide
the best traction & treadlife for your racing dollar.
Kumho VictoRacer V700 tires must be shaved to 3/32" - 4/32" of
remaining tread depth for any track use in dry conditions.
Kumho advises that the VictoRacer
V700 DOT-legal competition radial must be shaved prior to use in dry
track conditions. If this tire is not shaved, excessive wear may
occur causing the tire to wear to the cords prematurely in a
Tire heat cycling will not prevent
the excessive localized wear of full tread depth tires but will
continue to enhance the tire consistency & wear on shaved tires.
The VictoRacer V700 should only be
used at full tread depth (6/32") on the track in wet conditions.