Yokohama S-drive AS01 is a high performance, summer tyre. The silica based compound developed using nanotechnology helps the tyre to accommodate any surface. The distinctively arranged variable angled grooves provide optimum traction and excellent cornering capability. Exceptional grip in wet and dry conditions is gained with the help of its micro-flexible compound. The solid and uninterrupted center rib ensures even road contact resulting in stable driving. Its four wide circumferential grooves quickly drain water and provide improved performance under wet conditions. The advanced rayon carcass construction offers heat resistance and enhances the tyre's durability at high speeds. Yokohama's advanced simulation technology based tread design distributes stress evenly across the tread and reduces uneven tread wear. Exceptional cornering, improved braking and outstanding grip at high speeds are the salient features of this tyre.
Yokohama and BMW finished first on the New England's Grand Prix podium, at Lime Rock, in July 2006. Yokohama Rubber Company is unquestionably in the top 10 of the greatest tyre constructers. Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, in Japan, the company manages to penetrate and to impose its name on the American and European markets very fast, thanks to its inventive technology and to an almost "aggressive" will to expand. In the USA, this Japanese manufacturer is among the first to ever introduce the concept of an asymmetric tread band design. Nowadays, their reputation precedes them: the Japanese tyres are famous for their UHP (ultra high performance) line, used in official races. A tyre produced in a Yokohama factory, except from its safety, its modern design and its resistance, is famous for its grip in significant slippery angles and in aquaplaning situations. All these features and many others won Yokohama tyres a well deserved title of the "official tyre" in the American Championship of Monterey, in 2006.