RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (July 21, 2015) — Fiat Chrysler Automobile's (FCA) all-new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR will be rolling…pretty quickly…on Kumho tires.
Kumho Tire USA Inc. said it has been awarded the OEM contract as the sole tire supplier for Dodge's flagship supercar and fastest street-legal Viper track car ever.
A specially designed version of Kumho's ultra-high-performance summer tire, the Ecsta V720, has been selected by FCA for the ACR — the fifth generation Viper. Rancho Cucamonga-based Kumho said the Viper edition of the Ecsta V720 “has tested to provide lap times that are 1.5 seconds faster than every other competitive benchmark tire due to its unique compound and tread design targeted specifically for the Dodge Viper ACR.”
The tire features a large road contact patch with a staggered fitment of a 295/25R19 (front) and 355/30R19(rear), providing sustainable cornering even at 1.5-G's, according to the company.