Walter Röhrl Says These Tires Are Perfect For Your Classic Porsche
Photography courtesy of Porsche
Few will dispute that Porsche owners are some of the most active and passionate drivers on the planet, and we often read about how many are still around or spend time watching films about how they’re being enjoyed.
Porsche says that around 70% of its vehicles are still in drivable condition, which is why it’s been working to beef up its support for owners of older cars. Retaining customers and keeping the marque’s history alive are important…and so is making some profit in the process.
For many, tires are one of the most aggravating aspects of classic car ownership, especially for those who aren’t well-versed in load ratings and carcass construction. Tires are also the single most important factor in roadholding, and different sets can offer vastly different performance. Trouble is, it seems there’s as many differing opinions on rubber as there are tread patterns.
For years, Porsche has been testing modern tires on older models, providing recommendations for each of its historic model lines. And with a driver’s roster as deep as Porsche’s, who better than Walter Röhrl to test compounds and offer his opinions?
“The driving properties in the early years were not as full or balanced as they are today,” Röhrl said in a release. “The new generation of tyres is more fitting than ever to the driving style of a challenging sports car.”
When shopping for tires, note that new tires recommended by Porsche will carry an “N” on the sidewall.
H/T to Porsche Classic