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. 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.
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.
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.
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
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The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the
lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel
efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres.
Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can
keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.