|Best tyre for dry roads||Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R|
|Best tyre for wet roads||Michelin Pilot Sport 4|
|The lowest fuel use||Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3|
Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
Pirelli P Zero PZ4
|The most comfortable||Pirelli P Zero PZ4|
|The quietest tyre||Toyo Proxes Sport|
The Toyota GT86 isn't the most powerful of cars, with the 2 litre NA engine producing just 197 bhp. This means the car won't take advantage of the higher grip levels of semi slicks as much as a more powerful heavy car, but the increase in performance was still noticeable.
The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyre was the fastest semi slick in the dry lapping the handling course with an average speed of 87.1 km/h, an average of 2 km/h faster than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.
Dry braking is a key advantage for track day tyres, which have a softer compound and less tread pattern to increase the tyres contact patch with the road. The Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R proved best in this test, stopping the Toyota in 32.8 meters, where the road Pirelli P Zero took a further 2.4 meters, stopping the car in 35.2 meters. The biggest surprise of the dry braking test wasn't the advantage of the semi slick tyres, but that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 matched the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, both stopping the car in 34.4 meters, an impressive result for the road bias Michelin.
Wet testing brings the advantage back to the road tyres. All three semi slick tyres finished at the bottom of the wet handling and aquaplaning tests, with the Michelin track day tyre proving to be the most useful in the tests. Still not a tyre we'd want to fit for year round use in the UK.
The wet braking tests reversed the dry braking tests, with the test winning Toyo Proxes Sport stopping the GT86 in 32 meters from 80 km/h, where the Toyo R888R track day tyre took a further 2.5 meters, stopping in 34.5 meters.
The comfort, noise and rolling resistance tests were again dominated by the road tyres, with the track day tyres giving up noise and comfort for increased steering precision and speed.
Please note, due to limitations in our database, we've had to group the track day and "normal" tyres together in the overall results. In the magazine they were rated separate, but they did undergo the same tests.
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5th: Pirelli P Zero PZ4
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