What are Low Profile Tyres?
Low Profile tyres are nothing new and have been around since the 60's when Perilli designed the tyres for BMW. By the 60's improvements in roads meant that drivers were less worried about the ride of the car and now started to see the alloy wheels and tyres as not only a design statement but also a way to affect performance. The reduction in the size of the tyre wall itself means that larger alloy wheels could be fitted.
A lot of prestige manufacturers still use them today such as Audi, BMW, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes, and Porsche, however, they are now becoming much more mainstream with most manufacturers having a number of models within their range offering them.