FULLERTON, Calif.—Yokohama Tire Corp. said it has begun incorporating run-flat technology into its flagship ultra-high-performance AVS Sport tire.
Initially, the run-flat version of Yokohama's AVS Sport will be available in two sizes—P245/45R17 and P275/40R18—targeted specifically at Chevrolet Corvettes.
Constructed with reinforced sidewalls to prevent it from completely collapsing in the event of air loss, the AVS Sport run-flat is designed to travel up to 50 miles at 55 mph with no internal pressure.
Intended for use on high-end sports cars and sedans, the AVS Sport is Y-rated for speeds up to 186 mph. In addition to the two run-flat models, Yokohama said it also has added two conventional sizes to its AVS Sport line-up: 205/50R17 and 295/30R18.
Fullerton-based Yokohama Tire, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's second-largest tire maker, introduced its run-flat technology on the Yokohama A008P radial seven years ago during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.