Experience the Future of Driving with Falken's AZENIS RS820 UUHP Tyre

Falken, has unveiled its latest innovation – the AZENIS RS820, an ultra-ultra-high-performance (UUHP) tyre. This new pattern is a testament to Falken's commitment to providing drivers with the ultimate driving experience, combining responsive handling, balanced wet and dry grip, and an impressive feel on both road and track.

The AZENIS RS820 is initially available in 38 sizes, ranging from 19 to 21 inches, with cross-sections from 30 to 45, and a Y speed index rated up to 300 km/h. This tyre is a culmination of over 20 years of Falken's motorsport technologies and experience, honed from competing on the prestigious Nürburgring.

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Published on
October 23, 2023

Designed to suit a range of high-performance cars and SUVs, including the Porsche 911, Audi R8, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M5, Cupra Formentor, and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, Falken Tyre Europe’s engineers have focused on developing a tyre that offers maximum driving pleasure, safety, and durability. The result is the AZENIS RS820.

The product development team at Falken called upon the expertise of its engineers in Europe, as well as the technological capabilities of its parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd in Japan, to produce this new generation and first UUHP pattern for the region.

Engineered for ultra-precise handling, stability, and control at all speeds and in a variety of conditions, the AZENIS RS820 features an asymmetric tread pattern with four circumferential tread grooves. The improved shoulder design increases contact with the road and enhances lateral stability on dry roads. The tyre also offers a quiet and smooth ride, ensuring maximum comfort for drivers.

At the core of the AZENIS RS820 is motorsport technology, with Aramid used in the hybrid-configured reinforcements, just like its race car pattern. The optimised belt ply provides even pressure distribution, allowing for a dynamic driving experience with heightened safety, particularly at the limit.

The tread compound itself is a combination of various chemical compounds that ensure ruggedness in the tread blocks. The interlocking microstructures and flexibility provide robust driving properties across a broad range of road surfaces and conditions. The circumferential tread ribs not only provide improved lateral grip while cornering but also ensure stable straight-line stability. The wide, deep grooves deliver particularly good water drainage and minimise the risk of aquaplaning.

In terms of weight, Falken's engineers have explored all possibilities to make the AZENIS RS820 lighter than its comparable internal reference product. The proprietary advanced 4D NANO design technology simulates and controls the molecular structure of rubber compounds at the nano level, creating compounds with lower wear rates and offering a longer lifespan.

The label values for the AZENIS RS820, which have not yet been fully defined, are provisionally classified as A (performance in wet conditions), B (noise), and C (fuel economy). 30 out of the 38 sizes are set to go into production before the end of 2023, with the remaining eight to follow in 2024.

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