The HTR Z II is Sumitomo’s 2nd generation (High Technology Radials) high performance summer driving tire. <p>Engineered to provide excellent dry and wet traction, as well as glue-like cornering abilities, the HTR is designed for drivers of all types of sport coupes and sedans who are looking not only for higher performance, but a budget-friendly price to go along with it. <p>A high performance micro carbon and silica tread compound combines with a unique looking directional tread pattern to provide enhanced dry pavement traction. <p>The tire’s deep circumferential rain groove is distinct and provides excellent hydroplane resistance. <p>Multi-direction rain grooves further increase wet surface handling and performance by channeling away water from the tire, while improving steering response as well. <p>Variable-width lateral grooves and Sumitomo’s tread pitch sequencing work together to reduce outside road noise.
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