November 18, 2021

DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX GT600 DSST” High-Performance Run-Flat Tires Selected as Factory Standard Tires for 2022 Model NISSAN GT-R & NISSAN GT-R NISMO

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.  is pleased to announce that we have begun supplying our high-performance DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX GT600 DSST” run-flat tires to Nissan Motor Corporation for use as factory standard tires on their 2022 Model “NISSAN GT-R” and “NISSAN GT-R NISMO,” both of which went on sale this October.

DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX GT600 DSST” High-Performance Run-Flat Tires Selected as Factory Standard Tires for 2022 Model NISSAN GT-R & NISSAN GT-R NISMO

Our DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX GT600 DSST” was specifically designed as tires to maximize the performance of super sportscars such as the “NISSAN GT-R.” Incorporating cutting-edge run-flat tire technology*1 while also boasting outstanding sporty handling performance, these tires have been equipped as factory standard tires on each iteration of the “NISSAN GT-R” since the 2011 Model, and so have played an important supporting role in the ongoing evolution of the GT-R Series. For the new GT-R models, our latest “SP SPORT MAXX GT600 DSST” tires feature our brand-new “Nano Black*2” design, which not only heightens the impact of the DUNLOP logo, but also serves to reduce air resistance.

■2022 Model “NISSAN GT-R” 
Embodying NISSAN’s unwavering desire to “make good things better,” the 2022 Model “NISSAN GT-R” represents the culmination of NISSAN’s tireless pursuit of this ideal. For 2022, NISSAN is also offering the GT-R with special specifications that take this ideal even further in pursuit of the ultimate drive: “NISSAN GT-R Premium edition T-spec” and “NISSAN GT-R Track edition engineered by NISMO T-spec.” Meanwhile, designed in the pursuit of even greater overall roadability and driving stability at any speed range, our tires for these latest GT-R models also represent a major improvement over previous tires.
<Tire Size> Front: 255/40ZRF20 (101Y) XL, Rear: 285/35ZRF20 (104Y) XL

■2022 Model “NISSAN GT-R NISMO” & “NISSAN GT-R NISMO Special edition”
The “NISSAN GT-R NISMO” pulls out all of the stops, fully incorporating all of the cutting-edge racing technologies cultivated through years of Nissan Works NISMO motorsports activities to take “Driving,” “Braking” and “Cornering” to the next level for truly unparalleled all-around performance. Meanwhile, our dedicated tires for these latest NISMO models incorporate the same proprietary hybrid rubber as previous models, along with newly optimized specifications to harness even greater overall roadability, driving stability and cornering performance at any speed range.
<Tire Size> Front: 255/40ZRF20 (101Y)XL, Rear: 285/35ZRF20 (104Y)XL

*1. Run-flat tires are defined as tires that can continue running at a designated speed for a certain distance* when completely flat (i.e. when internal air pressure is zero). These tires not only contribute to improved safety, but also save resources and reduce overall vehicle weight by eliminating the need for spare tires.
*The speed and running distance requirements of run-flat tires vary depending on the vehicle type.

*2. Nano Black: A new design technique that produces darker shades of black in order to improve the visibility of tire sidewall markings.
▷ Announcing “Nano Black,” a New Design Technique for Deeper Black Sidewall Coloring to Improve the Visibility & Appearance of Tire Logos, etc.(News Release Issued August 31, 2021)


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