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Nexen Winguard Sport 2: performance in winter conditions

New Tyres Published the 05/10/2017 by Yannick O'Conor

For vehicles and drivers with high expectations, Nexen promises well- balanced performance in all winter conditions with its new Winguard Sport 2 winter tyre.

Nexen Winguard Sport 2, winter tyre The Nexen Winguard Sport 2 is a winter tyre that delivers well-balanced performance - Copyright © : Nexen

A well-balanced winter tyre

Balance. This is Nexen’s main objective for the Winguard Sport 2. With this new ultra-high performance tyre, designed for sports cars and high performance vehicles, the Korean tyre manufacturer wants to offer a product that performs equally well in dry, wet, snowy and icy conditions. And, this is no easy feat when considering that these different driving conditions require different tyre characteristics.

 

Improved performance

The successor to the Nexen Winguard Sport is ambitious. According to the manufacturer, the tyre boasts improvements in several areas thanks to significant innovations.

The Winguard Sport 2 has a high silica tread compound to deliver well-balanced performance in wet conditions. The new polymer blend allows the compound to remain flexible at low temperatures and achieve better performance on snow and ice compared to its predecessor.

The tyre has a V-shaped tread pattern, designed to quickly clear water and provide good aquaplaning resistance. There are Zig-zag circumferential grooves on either side of the centre tread to improve the tyre’s grip in snow.

Performance is also enhanced by Nexen’s “3D Winter Kerf” technology, consisting of a serrated design in the grooves, which allows tread blocks to remain stiff in dry conditions.

According to Nexen, sipes on the tyre’s shoulder blocks produce a greater lateral force for increased stability when driving on slippery roads. As a result, the tyre offers a smoother and more stable drive in wet and snowy conditions.

The Nexen Winguard Sport 2 also carries the “Three Peak Mountain SnowFlake” (3PMSF) marking which confirms its winter performance.

 

Availability

The Nexen Winguard Sport 2 is available now in 26 sizes for 17 to 19-inch rim diameters.