|Dry Braking||▲Pirelli P Zero PZ4: 35.1 M|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 37.5 M
|Dry Handling||▲Vredestein Ultrac Vorti: 100 Km/H|
▼Bridgestone Turanza T005: 096.7 Km/H
|Wet Braking||▲Pirelli P Zero PZ4: 46.7 M|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 56.2 M
|Wet Handling||▲Pirelli P Zero PZ4: 88.1 Km/H|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 79.8 Km/H
|Straight Aqua||▲Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 92.1 Km/H|
▼Fulda SportControl 2: 87 Km/H
|Subj. Comfort||▲Bridgestone Turanza T005: 7 Points|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 4 Points
|Noise||▲Maxxis Premitra HP5: 71.6 dB|
▼Continental Premium Contact 6: 73.9 dB
|Price||▲Maxxis Premitra HP5: 460 |
▼Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 675
|Rolling Resistance||▲Bridgestone Turanza T005: 7.31 kg / t|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 9.69 kg / t
The Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (Sports Car variant) dominated the testing, with the shortest dry and wet braking, fastest wet handling lap and second fastest dry handling lap.
With the Pirelli dominating, that left the usual top three trio battling out for second place overall, which went in favour of the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, whos only draw back was a mid table rolling resistance score. The last of the podium spots went to the Continental PremiumContact 6 which proved to be a little noisy compared to the best.
The fan favourite, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, had to settle for a joint fourth place overall with the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti.
The Pirelli P Zero SC had a huge dry braking advantage, 0.6 meters ahead of the next best.
The Vredestein Ultrac Vorti took its regular spot at the top of the dry handling testing, with the P Zero a close second.
The Pirelli once again proved its braking dominance, stopping 2 meters shorter than the second placed Asymmetric 5.
This time the Pirelli carried through the performance advantage to wet handling, as the fastest tyre on test.
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 took its first win of the test during straight aquaplaning testing.
Three tyres proved to be the most comfortable subjectively.
The Bridgestone continued its run of extremely low rolling resistance scores by having the lowest fuel use on test.
The Maxxis had the quietest internal noise.
The Maxxis was also the cheapest tyre on test.
1st: Pirelli P Zero PZ4
Test winner with no obvious flaws, excellent dry and wet handling, accurate steering, short braking distances.
Exemplary / Test Winner.
Excellent handling in the dry and wet, accurate steering, short braking distances, good aquaplaning resistance.
High rolling resistance.
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Good handling on dry and wet surfaces, good wet handling, high braking performance.
Increased noise level.
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Good handling in all conditions, highest aquaplaning resistance, good level of comfort.
High price, average lateral stability in the wet.
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Accurate steering, very good handling and short braking distances in the dry, good levels of comfort.
Increased rolling resistance.
Good aquaplaning resistance, short dry braking, good levels of comfort.
Relatively long wet braking.
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7th: Nokian PowerProof
Good handling and short stopping distances in the dry, low rolling resistance.
Understeer and long braking distances in the wet.
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Good aquaplaning resistance, short dry braking, good level of comfort, low rolling resistance.
Slow steering response and understeer in the dry and wet, long wet braking distances.
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8th: Maxxis Premitra HP5
Short dry braking, low noise, low rolling resistance, low price.
Long wet braking, low wet grip, understeer in the dry and wet.
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8th: Toyo Proxes Sport
Good aquaplaning resistance, good dry handling, low noise, low price.
Poor wet handling, long wet braking, reduced comfort levels, high rolling resistance.
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11th: Fulda SportControl 2
Low price, low rolling resistance, low noise.
Slow steering, long wet braking.
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