KIRSEHIR, Turkey (Oct. 30, 2013) — Petlas Tire Corp. plans to release a 20-inch rim size for its PT 741 Velox Sport ultra-high-performance tire.
Petlas said the PT 741 Velox Sport was available in 16- through 19-inch sizes, but the company will add the 20-inch size, in 45, 50 and 55 aspect ratios, in the coming months.
The PT741 is developed and designed to provide high speed, comfort and security at the same time, Petlas said, and offers "perfect performance and handling control for speed addicts."
Other features include enhanced grip in bends on wet and dry surfaces; esthetic appearance; and a modern tread design and special tread compound that provides fuel economy as well as durability, according to the tire maker.
Petlas also announced it is expanding the range of its Petlas and Starmaxx brand truck and bus radial tires by four sizes.
The additional sizes are: 215/75 R17.5 SZ 300 (steer) and /RZ300(drive); and 295/80 R22.5 SH110 (steer) and /RH100 (drive).
Petlas said it also plans to start producing 315/80R 22.5, 385/65R 22.5 and 12R22.5 11R 22.5 tire sizes in the next few months. Production capacity is expected to reach approximately 80,000 TBR units per month by year-end 2014.