Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 1st December 2017 – Those who didn’t have an Advent calendar door to open on the first of December were more than compensated by the unveiling of the TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign vehicle at the Essen Motor Show. High-power and safe tuning is the name of the game once again this year at the stand of the premium tyre manufacturer Hankook at the Essen Motor Show. The last two cars to be used as a basis for the TUNE IT! SAFE! police car were the fast American sports cars Corvette Stingray (2016) and Ford Mustang (2017). This year the vehicle revealed at the VDAT stand was a Volkswagen again at last, following the VW Scirocco (2009).
The powerful R, GTI and GTD versions of the top-selling VW Golf are especially popular among fans in the tuning scene. The same can be said of the UHP tyres from Hankook – the Ventus S1 evo in the impressive size 235/30 ZR 20 fitted to the campaign vehicle is a classic example of an optimisation measure that must be registered separately in the vehicle’s documents, because the regular tyre options for this vehicle must not exceed the19 inch dimension.
“In the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Hankook is well known for its strong performance and is very popular with tuners,” says Roland Hehner, Product and Tuning Manager at Hankook Tires Germany. “It goes without saying that safety is important particularly in this field – we are pleased to be able to get the message across in the most attractive way possible as a sponsor with the TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign vehicle.”
As the manufacturer of car component which is especially safety-related and ranks among the top 10 most popular tuning measures, Hankook feels very strongly about the TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign. The traditional unveiling of the campaign vehicle 2018 took place on the VDAT stand in the fitting environment of the leading tuning fair. The initiative by the Federal Department of Transport and the Association of German Car Tuners (VDAT), which has been exclusively sponsored by tyre maker Hankook from the very beginning and supported by further institutional partners, is now entering its thirteenth year and is the epitome of safe tuning.
The TUNE IT! SAFE! Volkswagen Golf-R is not the only sporty car safely on the road on Hankook’s Ventus S1 evo tyres. The multiple award-winning Ventus UHP flagship tyres of the Ventus Line - S1 evo, S1 evo² and S1 evo² SUV - are impressively convincing as original fitment tyres on further Volkswagen models, and are also factory-fitted to various models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The focus on the Hankook stand is on the comprehensive and further completed Ultra-High-Performance range. It covers the sectors of particularly high-performance original fitment and retrofit wide-base tyres through to UHP road versions for especially sporty SUVs.