If there’s one thing that luxury cars are known for, it would be delivering a quiet and refined ride.
This enables its occupants to enjoy their favourite tunes, or carry on a conversation without raising their voices.
But even the most luxurious automobile cannot just rely on acoustic glass, thicker windows and increased sound-deadening materials to insulate its occupants.
That’s where the Yokohama Advan dB V552, the Japanese firm’s quietest tyre ever, comes in.
As a successor to the renowned Yokohama Advan dB V551, the Advan dB V552 had to be better in every way.
So, the engineers went back to the drawing board to create the Yokohama Advan dB V552. Every aspect of the tyre, which included its tread pattern, internal structure and profile, has been meticulously scrutinised.
Most motorists won’t notice, but the Advan dB V552’s tread pattern has key design elements such as precise groove arrangements and twist edge chamfering, which help to dissipate tyre noise and reduce any chances of uneven wear. Meanwhile, the staggered arrangement of the grooves and sipes optimises block rigidity while improving steering stability, too.
Apart from its tread pattern, the Yokohama Advan dB V552’s is also constructed from a new dB compound, which enhances both fuel efficiency and wet grip. The tyre’s new base compound suppresses vibrations, which helps to reduce tyre noise.
To really ensure the quietest performance, the Yokohama Advan dB V552 also utilises a wider belt edge cover to enhance rigidity and control the vibrations on the tyre’s shoulder. This is complemented by the side-reinforcement belt, which improves ride quality on heavier cars.
You may not be driving a luxury car just yet, but with the Yokohama Advan dB V552, your ride could certainly be as quiet as one.
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