|Best tyre for dry roads||Continental Sport Contact 6|
|Best tyre for wet roads||Hankook Ventus S1 evo2|
The 2016 Auto Bild sports cars tyre test places six maximum performance tyres through their paces on a Jaguar F-Type, in 255/35 R20 front and 295/30 R20 rear sizes.
The previous Continental has always had the edge on the Michelin in the wet, but new the new Continental tyre also has the better dry grip and steering feel, at least according to this test.
The one area they didn't test was wear, which is where Michelin usually claws back some marks, but for now the new Sport Contact 6 looks to be every bit the tyre Continental have promised us!
It's also another strong performance for Hankook, with the Ventus S1 Evo 2. Hankook have been slowly improving this tyre, and in the 19 inch and above sizes, it is now testing extremely well! As the cheapest tyre on test, it has a price vs performance ratio that is hard to beat!
As we've yet to see the full article, we've summarised what we know in bullet points below. If you prefer this style of reporting, please let us know in the comment section at the bottom of the page.
We've a little more information on the dry and wet handling tests.
The average SPEEDS of the tyres over a lap were (higher the better, ordered by dry speed, km/h)
As you can see, the difference between the best and worst in the group is small in both the dry and wet
In the first test, the new Sport Contact 6 shines, especially in the dry. Excellent handling, fast steering and good road feedback. Short braking distances in both the dry and wet, and low noise round out a complete performance.
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Very high resistance to aquaplaning, shortest braking in the wet
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Fast accurate steering response, high lateral stability and short braking distances in the dry.
Poor resistance to aquaplaning, in the wet the car can oversteer quickly
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Good handling and stability in the wet, short braking in the dry, low rolling resistance
An understeer balance in the dry
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Good handling in the wet
Understeer in the dry, longer braking in the dry and wet
SHort braking in the wet and dry
Poor handling and oversteer balance in the wet
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