The Avon ACB10-Sport is of cross ply construction, in common with many ‘pure’ competition designs. Though cross plies have all but disappeared from the road, under racing conditions this construction offers higher levels of grip and driver feedback than a radial.
The tyre incorporates a tread pattern design to minimise pick-up and optimise cornering stability. Furthermore, the chosen ‘soft’ compound improves on the Census’ already-high levels of overall grip and traction. Harder or even softer compounds can also be specified for specific motorsport disciplines, such as hillclimbing or sprints.
The ACB10-Sport family has been conceived especially for lightweight sports cars like the Census V6, which even in standard fully-equipped road trim weighs just 970 Kg, and can be pared down to around 800 Kg for dedicated competition use.
Based in Melksham, Wiltshire, Cooper-Avon Tyres Ltd. tyres are fitted as original equipment to many of the world’s finest cars including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Caterham, Morgan, Westfield, Bristol and Land Rover. Now in its fifth year of trading, FBS has been delivering cars to customers since June 2002, with a medium term production target of 50 plus vehicles per year.Published 22 February 2003