- Two sizes of Dueler H/P to be fitted to the new Porsche Cayenne
- Dueler H/P Sport was fully designed and developed at the Bridgestone European Technical Centre
- Mixed size tyres offer improved stability and driving dynamics
Bridgestone has been selected by Porsche to be a supplier of tyres for the third generation Porsche Cayenne. The Dueler H/P Sport which is being fitted for both 191 and 20 inch2 wheels was fully developed at the Bridgestone European Technical Centre in Rome. The tyres will be produced at the Bridgestone plant in Poznan, Poland.
This is a notable return for Bridgestone as an original equipment fitment on Porsche. The new Porsche Cayenne builds on 15 years of success and the new model has already undergone a complex and challenging series of examinations. While this is an SUV, it features a typical sports car feature with the new mixed size tyres, which are now on wheels of at least 19 inches. The mixed tyres improve stability and driving dynamics on bends. The original equipment Bridgestone tyres will be marked with N0 on the side wall.
Christophe De Valroger, Vice President, OE Europe said: “We are very proud to have been selected as a supplier for this iconic vehicle. Completing this development for one of the most demanding worldwide auto manufacturers is for us a great recognition. This is a fantastic illustration of the quality of our products, our leadership in tyre technologies, and the strength of our partnership with Porsche.”
1 Front 255/55 ZR19 and rear 275/50 ZR19
2 Front 275/45 ZR20 and rear 305/40 ZR20
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About Bridgestone EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Bridgestone EMEA, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and has over 18200 employees. Across the region it has 14 tyre and tyre related plants, a major R&D Centre and a proving ground. Bridgestone EMEA’s premium tyres are sold in Europe, Middle East, Africa and globally.