New Subaru WRX and STI Roll Exclusively on Dunlop Tires

           New Subaru WRX and STI Roll Exclusively on Dunlop Tires

PR Newswire

AKRON, Ohio, March 20, 2014

AKRON, Ohio, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunlop has announced that Subaru's
newest high-performance sport sedans, the 2015 WRX and WRX STI, will roll
exclusively on Dunlop Sport Maxx RT tires.

The Sport Maxx RT, which stands for "racing technology," was developed to
deliver enhanced performance on the street through the integration of
race-inspired design elements. The tires outfit the 2015 Subaru WRX in size
235/45R17. The WRX STI is equipped with 18-inch wheels and 245/40R18 Sport
Maxx RT tires.

Some of the tire's race-derived features include:

  oAdaptive tread compound – helps deliver race-like grip and improved
    braking performance;
  oMassive outer shoulder blocks – promotes increased stability and handling
    when cornering;
  oPower braking blocks – helps enhance stopping power for shorter braking
    distance at high speeds; and,
  oLow-weight construction – lowers rolling resistance for better

"With the Sport Maxx RT, we've incorporated technologies developed from
Dunlop's racing program for both exceptional grip and braking performance,"
said Tara Foote, Dunlop brand manager. "Subaru's choice of the Sport Maxx RT
for its flagship high-performance vehicles is further evidence of this

Powered by a 268-horsepower 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo BOXER engine,
Subaru says the 2015 WRX is a more powerful and better handling version of the
brand's iconic high-performance model. The WRX STI delivers even more
performance, delivering 305 horsepower from its 2.5-liter
turbocharged/intercooled 4-cylinder BOXER. Combined with a new Electronic
Power Steering system, specially tuned suspension and Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT
tires, the 2015 WRX and WRX STI yield steering response that was benchmarked
against top-handling sports cars.

More information about Dunlop's extensive line of car, truck and SUV tires can
be found

Dunlop is a global tire brand with an excellent reputation among performance
car enthusiasts. Well known for its prestigious sports car racing heritage,
many of the world's leading vehicle manufacturers—including Alfa Romeo, AMG,
Audi, Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Nissan, Infiniti,
Porsche and Subaru—come standard with Dunlop tires. For more information on
Dunlop's broad selection of tires for cars, light trucks, SUVs, and more,

SOURCE Dunlop Tires

Contact: Justin Metz, (330) 796-3789
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