The Yokohama A048 is a track/competition tire designed for lapping days and autocross competitors seeking the ultimate performance variant. It came from stock in high-end models like the Lotus Elise and the Lotus Exige, among others. The internal structure of the Yokohama A048 features twin steel belts reinforced with spirally-wrapped nylon cap plies and belt edge strips placed on top of a rounded casing design. This configuration offers predictable transitions from straight-line rides to high g-force extreme cornering and back. Its 60 treadwear and 6/32'' tread depth makes the Yokohama A048 a very capable tire that enhances the racecars' control and adherence in dry conditions.
The Yokohama A048 is available in sizes going from 15 to 20-inches, covering a wide range of sports cars on the market. It presents a "single-block" treadwear 60 design, maximizing tread stiffness and a wide central area in continuous contact with the road surface to enhance cornering stability. The Yokohama A048's symmetric internal build with a directional tread design allows remounting previously worn tires inside-out on the wheels to add some mileage to their lifespan. Its compound fits perfectly into the top-notch tire category, with killer performance and brilliant handling for world-class competition settings.