Orange Oil is one of the stickiest natural substances in the world, and is actually derived from orange peels. By infusing Orange Oil, the molecular bond between natural and synthetic rubber is vastly improved, creating a compound which delivers a perfect balance in three key areas: extended treadlife, better fuel efficiency and better roadholding – a balance that conventional compounds just cannot deliver.
Yokohama’s Orange Oil technology was developed in part through its performance in motorsports. The ADVAN ENV-R2 race slick is the official tire of the American Le Mans Series (GT3 and GT3 Challenge Class), and was the first sustainable tire used in the racing series’ history.
Not only is it made from a natural substance, but using orange actually reduces the amount of petroleum utilized in the rubber compound.