All-new premium Falken AZENIS FK520 UHP tyre for performance cars and SUVs available from spring 2022
Thanks to its extensive experience in motorsport and access to the most advanced materials and the latest simulation technology, Falken has announced a new range of safe and sporty handling oriented UHP tyres for performance and SUV applications.
Reinforced with Aramid, just like its race-winning motorsport tyres, the Falken AZENIS FK520 is structurally stronger and stiffer to provide greater stability and more precise steering behaviour. By using the latest construction techniques, Falken’s engineers have managed to reduce the weight of the tyre by 10 per cent in comparison with its predecessor. Thanks to its lower weight, the unsprung mass and rolling resistance are reduced, improving fuel efficiency.
The effectiveness of the design is also reflected in the outstanding performance of the tyre in both wet and dry conditions. As the flagship of the range, Falken’s engineers made no compromises during the development of these tyres to achieve optimal surface traction and driving performance. In addition, they also developed a new “Diamond Cut” tread for AZENIS FK520. FALKEN used advanced 4D nano-simulation technology from Japan to help with the development of the “Diamond Cut” tread block edges and the integrated noise reduction elements. The arrangement of these small indentations causes tiny turbulences which effectively reduce the rolling noise of tyres synonymous with UHP tyres. An optimised road contact area helps to ensure they wear evenly and improves road contact.
“The Falken AZENIS FK520 offers grip, reliability, performance and efficiency in a UHP tyre,” explains Andreas Giese, Senior Manager Corporate Planning and Product Planning at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. “Here at Falken, we combined all our experience in material development and simulation technology to create outstanding, high-performance premium tyres.”
The Falken AZENIS FK520 will be available from spring 2022 and will initially come in 81 sizes, ranging from 17 to 21 inches, for cars and powerful SUVs.