Matador brand with long tradition, wide portfolio and reliable performance. Increased protection against aquaplaning. Fits perfectly for example to Skoda Octavia, Seat Leon and Audi A3.
Increased protection against aquaplaning
Good cornering stability and excellent handling
Pleasantly quiet driving
Increased protection against aquaplaning. Wide grooves running around the tyre displace water quickly and increase protection against aquaplaning.
Good cornering stability and excellent handling. Closed tread blocks on the inner and outer shoulders create good stability when cornering. Rigid bands running around the tyre increase tread stability. This results in excellent handling.
Pleasantly quiet driving. The computer-optimised tread pattern generates an even, smooth contact with the road surface. As a result the tyre is pleasantly quiet.
Index speed V (up to 270 km / h). Second generation of summer high-speed asymmetric tyre designated for operation of passenger vehicles at the most demanding segment of tyres – ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE.
The MATADOR tyre sold under the marketing name MP 46 HECTORRA 2 represents the second generation of summer high-speed asymmetric tread, designed for passenger vehicles and for the most demanding tyre segment – ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE. The novel tyre will be introduced to the market with the complete size range – in the summer season of 2008.
Application of the UHP tyre MP 46 HECTORRA 2
The MP 46 HECTORRA 2 Tyre tread is designed for higher and luxury class vehicles with ultra high performance for summer application. Its designation for operation on high performance automobiles at high speeds is based on its excellent braking properties and reliable maneuverability on wet as well as dry surfaces, as well as its high resistance to aquaplaning. Operational safety of these high-performance cars is one of the most important criteria for designing this segment of tyres.
MATADOR will introduce the MP46 to the UHP market segment in the following sizes 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20”, in the highest performance categories: V up to 240 km/h, W up to 270 km/h and Y up to 300 km/h.
Features of the MP 46 HECTORRA 2 tyre tread
Compared to its predecessor – MP45, the asymmetrical tyre tread pattern based on modern design offers better maneuverability and safety for high performance and sports drivers on dry and wet road surfaces.
The tread design is crafted in an innovative way – in an effort to minimize the so-called whistling effect. An asymmetrical tread pattern splits the tyre to inner and outer zones, whereas each zone has its specific function at high speeds and when driving on wet surfaces. When mounting the tyres, attention must be paid to correct orientation of the tyre – assisted by the “outer” sign on the tyre wall – indicating the outer zone of each tyre.
HECTORRA 2 follows the latest trends in tyre design and consistent with all new products of MATADOR it is equipped by innovative information elements on the tyre wall indicating the residual life of the tyre and position of the tyre on the automobile.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
MP46 Hectorra 2
245/45 ZR18 100W XL with kerbing rib
Tyre load index
With/Without Valve (TT/TL)
Tyre requires tube
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