The Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tire is an ultra high performance all-season tire that is developed specifically for high end sports cars and maximum handling. This tire has several of Hankook's patented Kontrol Technologies. Kontrol Technology is a mix of Hankook's latest advances in tire design, and manufacturing to ensure exceptional driving experiences. The "K" denotes "kinetic" to reflect that the interaction of the tire with the road lies at the heart of driving control. Kontrol Technologies provide a range of benefits across four areas that drivers identify as key when choosing quality tires: performance, safety, comfort and environmental impact.
The Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires have a hybrid rubber compound with silica for better wet road traction, lower rolling resistance and longer tread-life. This compound is molded into a sophisticated semi-rib asymmetric tread design that features notched outboard shoulders, intermediate and center ribs to deliver responsive handling and stable cornering in dry conditions. There are four circumferential tread grooves and on the inboard side of the tire there are Aqua Hydro shoots. This tread groove technology provides efficient wet traction and braking.
3D sipes promote wet road, snow and ice traction without abandoning dry road response and handling. The tire's internal structure includes two steel belts reinforced by a double layer of spirally wrapped nylon to blend handling, high-speed durability and uniform ride quality. Overall, a great all-season tire that has comparable performance to the Michelin or Goodyear all-season ultra high performance tire, but at a much lower price.