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Lightbulb Kumho Tires - ECSTA 15 Series

The Lamborghini Countach had the widest rear tyres of it's time at a humongous 345/35R15.

A low 35 Series profile was, let's just say, exotic!

Later on a lot of supercar manufacturers followed suit.
Some examples include the:
  • McLaren F1 with 315/45ZR17
  • Ferrari F50 with 335/30ZR18
  • Jaguar XJ220 with 345/35ZR18
  • ...and so on.

While all of these were low profile, high performance Z rated tyres, nobody was prepared for the shock a small company out of South Korea. that has struggled and is slowly making it's mark in the performance tyre segment, was about to give.

Introducing the Kumho ECSTA 15 Series:
Kumho Tires - ECSTA 15 Series-kumho-ecsta-15-01.jpg
Kumho Tires - ECSTA 15 Series-kumho-ecsta-15-02.jpg

They're available in a relatively modest size, going by current standards, measuring at a puny 385/15ZR22 for your fancy sports car!

Who's going to fit them on your wheels for you? I have no idea!
They'll glide over most pot holes but if you happen to crush a bug while driving, you're going to end up with a shattered spine!

Read more about them here ->
Kumho Develops World's First 15 Series Tires
If the link doesn't work, browse to www.kumhotires.com -> Company -> Public Information -> Press Releases
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