Cooper Tire Europe has launched the all-new Discoverer S/TMAXX POR (Professional Off Road), a tyre designed for 4×4 driving in extreme conditions.
The new Discoverer S/TMAXX POR improves upon the previously highly popular Discoverer S/TMAXX with the addition of a unique cut and chip-resistant tread compound. Like the Discoverer S/TMAXX, the Discoverer S/TMAXX POR is designed to become a tyre of choice for global adventures with a superb ability to handle the toughest terrains from the icy cold of Siberia to the rocky deserts of Africa.
Made in the USA, the new Discoverer S/TMAXX POR also features Cooper’s proven, class-leading Armor-Tek3 construction, which provides durability by delivering strength to the sidewall and tread area. A uniquely-angled ply construction helps to absorb and disperse impact forces that could otherwise cause damage when travelling in harsh off-road conditions.
The large tread area provides superior grip, and the stone ejector ribs, along with the alternating four to five rib tread pattern, helps with the discharge of stones, while the rut guard rib in the upper sidewall area deflects objects. Studs can also be fitted to the bold tread design for icy conditions.
The Discoverer S/TMAXX POR provides good ride quality on the road, as well as off-road, delivering comfort and confidence in equal measure, from the rough to the smooth.
Cooper Tire brand ambassador and Dakar Legend, Xavi Foj, has enjoyed great success on Cooper tyres in the world’s most famous rally endurance event, and his knowledge of the S/TMAXX in extreme competition has aided the development of the new S/TMAXX POR, reinforcing the ‘Professional Off Road’ designation.
Foj commented, “The Discoverer S/TMAXX POR is my tyre of choice, the most complete tyre for all uses – from daily tarmac to victory in the toughest terrain in the Dakar Rally.
“In my opinion it is the perfect tyre for the Dakar – a race which is all about durability, diversity in driving conditions and continuity. The Discoverer S/TMAXX POR has it all. Based on the input our team has given, Cooper has further enhanced the tyre, and I like to think the extra ‘X’ in ‘MAXX’ stands for Xavi!”
Afzal Kahn, from A Kahn Design – one of the world’s leading automotive fashion houses, said, “We tailor unique and bespoke vehicles exactly to what our customers’ desire. Our tyre of choice for our Land Rover Defenders and Jeep Wranglers is Cooper, because tyres should be of the best quality and make you look good!”
The Discoverer S/TMAXX POR is available in 23 sizes, from August, via Cooper Tire dealers throughout the EU: