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Uniroyal RainSport 3: The return of the rain tyre

To present its new RainSport 3, tyre manufacturer Uniroyal invited us to an aquarium. A choice justified by the technology incorporated in this tyre, directly inspired from a shark’s skin.

The shark inspired Uniroyal RainSport 3

Uniroyal RainSport 3, a tyre featuring shark skin technology - Copyright © : Uniroyal

To launch the most extreme tyre in its range, tyre manufacturer Uniroyal invited us to Valencia in Spain, one of the hottest regions in Europe. A paradox from the tyre manufacturer who claims to have invented the rain tyre, but a choice justified during the press conference held in an aquarium, in the midst of sharks. The proximity of these creatures aiming to establish the link between the large predator and the technology featured in this tyre.

An aggressive tread design

The Uniroyal RainSport 3 in the rain

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The Uniroyal RainSport 3 is designed for wet weather performance. Its asymmetric tread perfectly reflects this tyre’s objective: Efficiently drain large amounts of water and provide good aquaplaning resistance. In addition, wet sipes extend across the structure to form multiple biting edges.

However, the RainSport 3 is not uni-dimensional, and is not limited to wet surfaces. It aims to deliver true dynamic qualities and sporty sensations, as attested by the rigid tread blocks on the shoulder.

La Technologie Shark Skin Technology (SST)

Uniroyal RainSport 3 and the SST technology

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Uniroyal, which purports to be the inventor of the rain tyre, marks an important milestone in its history with the RainSport 3, which features a technology to drain water, directly inspired from a shark’s skin. A solution that exists in the swimming world with the famous Speedo swimsuit, no longer authorised in competitions since it gives a significant advantage to swimmers who use it.

The Shark Skin Technology is defined by the intricate tread design in the grooves of the tyre. This technology aims to accelerate water drainage and reduce flow turbulence.

 

Disponibilité 

Uniroyal RainSport 3

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The Uniroyal RainSport 3 is available in 106 different sizes for 14 to 21 inch wheel rims, 13 of which are specially designed for SUV’s.

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