Porsche selects Yokohama ADVAN for Boxster, Cayman, 911
Yokohama’s ADVAN Sport V105 has been selected by Porsche to be the original equipment tire for its new 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman models.
It’s not the first time Yokohama and Porsche have joined forces; the first Yokohama tires installed by Porsche as factory equipment were as far back as 1989 when the Porsche 911 (type 964) was equipped with Yokohama A008P tires. The relationship has continued, with Yokohama having subsequently supplied tires for factory fitment on a long list of Porsche vehicles.
Yokohama has also supplied tires to racing teams for several Porsche sports cars including the 956 and 962C in multiple racing series. In 2000, Yokohama tires carried Team Taisan ADVAN’s Porsche 911 GT3R to the top of the GT class at Le Mans. They were also on Seikel Motorsport’s Porsche 911 GT3R, which achieved top of the GT class in 2001, and on Alex Job Racing’s Porsche 911GT3R when the team won the LM GT2 class in 2005.
On the 911, the ADVAN Sport V105 tire sizes are front: 235/40ZR19 (92Y) and rear: 295/35ZR19 (100Y); on the 718 Boxster, front: 235/40ZR19 (92Y) and rear: 265/40ZR19 (98Y); and on the 718 Cayman, front: 235/40ZR19 (92Y) and rear: 265/40ZR19 (98Y).
What Porsche says about its cars
Every body part except the luggage compartment lid, roadster top and windshield has been changed. The new 718 Boxster models boast superior performance thanks to a completely new generation of turbocharged, flat-four cylinder engines. They also feature a completely retuned chassis and the latest generation of PCM (Porsche Communication Management), which can be enhanced with services such as real-time traffic information, Google Street View and Apple Car Play.
The new 2017 718 Cayman models are powered by turbocharged flat-four cylinder engines with direct fuel injection. Their efficiency is further enhanced by electrical system recuperation, thermal management and auto start/stop function. The turbocharged 2.0 liter engine in the 718 Cayman delivers 300 hp – 35 hp more than its larger displacement, naturally aspirated predecessor.
The seventh-generation Porsche 911 is longer, lower and has a wider front track. It’s also loaded with state-of-the-art features: a new rear axle design to improve dynamic precision and stability, a new electro-mechanical power steering system, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), enhanced Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and enhanced dynamic engine mount technology. The result raises the bar in driving dynamics with even more sure-footed tracking and roll stability.