Achilles ATR Sport 2 – The Choice of Formula DRIFT Champion, Daigo Saito


Woodland Hills, Calif. – July 28, 2014 – The ATR Sport 2 is the tire that took Formula DRIFT pro driver Daigo Saito to the top of many podiums, making him the first driver to win the D1 Grand Prix, Formula DRIFT Asia, and Formula DRIFT USA championship.

The Achilles ATR Sport 2 is a stylish, ultra high-performance tire – every aspect of this tire was designed with performance in mind. A directional tread pattern helps deliver superb dry and wet handling, while the Achilles ATR Sport 2 tread compound with silica improves fuel efficiency and provides superior wet traction. Advanced offset design maximizes energy transfer to the road and provides excellent all-weather traction and resists hydroplaning. Wide steel belt allows excellent traction and cornering capabilities, reducing side slippage and improved braking. This tire features a computer-aided design profile, which allows excellent comfort, steering response, and a smooth comfortable ride.

About Achilles Radial

Automotive tire manufacturer Achilles Radial was established in 2005, and introduced to the US market in 2007. Achilles offers a full line up of High Performance, Ultra High Performance, Light Truck, SUV, Van and Winter tires, which are marketed in the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. As a growing factory, Achilles is consistently developing new sizes to fit all market needs. In order to serve the global market, Achilles has been certified with many international standards such as the DOT, ECE, INMETRO and more.

The manufacture of the Achilles performance tire was only possible through the installation of a completely new and state-of-the-art production line. Achilles, positioned to compete against high-end world-class performance tires from major manufacturers, has made a significant commitment to deliver leading-edge tire technology to its customers.

As stewards of the environment, Achilles recognizes this responsibility and feels it is our responsibility to reduce carbon footprint in order to provide a sustainable future by developing tires that give you better performance and mileage.

Achilles Radial tires are tested all the year around on race tracks around the globe. Drifting, road racing, and Time Attack are all effective tools for showing exactly how much abuse the Achilles tires can withstand. Achilles drivers regularly stand on podiums at events such as Formula DRIFT and SCCA BMW Club Racing.
More information about Achilles’s extensive line of car, truck and SUV tires can be found at or by calling 800-752-4741.