Porsche - Tyres

Tyres

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Tyre construction

Bead core: is made of steel wire. Ensures the tyre fits securely on the rim. Bead core: is made of steel wire. Ensures the tyre fits securely on the rim.
Tyre wall: protects the tyre from damage. Affects driving characteristics and comfort. The tyre designations are also stamped here. Tyre wall: protects the tyre from damage. Affects driving characteristics and comfort. The tyre designations are also stamped here.
Tread: creates contact with the road. A negative profile assists water drainage; a positive profile affects grip, traction, stability and noise. Tread: creates contact with the road. A negative profile assists water drainage; a positive profile affects grip, traction, stability and noise.
Apex: is located above the bead core. It affects tyre deformation in the event of lateral forces, steering response and driving comfort. Apex: is located above the bead core. It affects tyre deformation in the event of lateral forces, steering response and driving comfort.
0° cover: this layer, made of reinforced, rubberised nylon threads, reduces the heat generated by friction. It ensures that the tyre retains its shape at high speed. 0° cover: this layer, made of reinforced, rubberised nylon threads, reduces the heat generated by friction. It ensures that the tyre retains its shape at high speed.
Belt layers: stabilise the contact area and provide directional stability. At least two crossed layers made of steel cords. Belt layers: stabilise the contact area and provide directional stability. At least two crossed layers made of steel cords.
Carcass: several layers of rubberised textile fibres (mainly rayon) run radially (at right angles) to the direction of travel. These layers determine the tyre's load capacity. Carcass: several layers of rubberised textile fibres (mainly rayon) run radially (at right angles) to the direction of travel. These layers determine the tyre's load capacity.
Inner liner: airtight inner layer (butyl layer). Inner liner: airtight inner layer (butyl layer).

Tyre marking

Tyre size: is determined by width in millimetres (265), height/width ratio in percent (40), tyre construction (R = radial tyre) and rim diameter in inches (21). Tyre size: is determined by width in millimetres (265), height/width ratio in percent (40), tyre construction (R = radial tyre) and rim diameter in inches (21).
Load & speed indices: indicate the tyre's maximum load in encrypted form (101) and maximum permitted speed (Y) at the prescribed air pressure. Load & speed indices: indicate the tyre's maximum load in encrypted form (101) and maximum permitted speed (Y) at the prescribed air pressure.
N-marking (N0): identifies tyres developed specifically for the requirements of Porsche vehicles. The number describes the technical status at the time approval was obtained. N-marking (N0): identifies tyres developed specifically for the requirements of Porsche vehicles. The number describes the technical status at the time approval was obtained.
Tyre brand: indicates the tyre manufacturer. Michelin is the tyre cooperation partner of Porsche. Tyres are jointly developed specifically for Porsche vehicles. Tyre brand: indicates the tyre manufacturer. Michelin is the tyre cooperation partner of Porsche. Tyres are jointly developed specifically for Porsche vehicles.
Tyre type: indicates the tyre model. The N-marked LATITUDE Sport 3 manufactured by Michelin is a tyre approved for the Macan. Tyre type: indicates the tyre model. The N-marked LATITUDE Sport 3 manufactured by Michelin is a tyre approved for the Macan.
DOT identification: provides information about the tyre's manufacturer, size, type and production date. DOT stands for (US) Department of Transportation. DOT identification: provides information about the tyre's manufacturer, size, type and production date. DOT stands for (US) Department of Transportation.
Production date: consists of the week and year of production (4812 = week 48, 2012). Incidentally, a tyre is considered new for up to 5 years after production. Production date: consists of the week and year of production (4812 = week 48, 2012). Incidentally, a tyre is considered new for up to 5 years after production.

Our cooperation partner - Michelin

Porsche and Michelin – a successful partnership for maximum performance.

Porsche and Michelin have been working closely together since 1969. And since 2002, Michelin has been Porsche's global tyre cooperation partner. Collaboration starts long before a vehicle's market launch. With a great deal of forward planning, this experienced tyre manufacturer develops specific products that are exactly tailored to our models.

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