2023 Summer Tyre Market Overview

Every year it becomes harder and harder to argue that the German publication AutoBild aren't leading the tyre testing game, and once again they seem to be a huge step ahead of everyone else.

For their 2023 summer tyre test, AutoBild have started with fifty 225/45 R18 tyres, mostly ultra high performance tyres but also some touring bias rubber, and put them through a huge dry and wet braking test.

As always, the real fun will be published in the full review in a few weeks where the top twenty tyres from this test will be put through a full examination, but this braking data does give us some interesting insights.

Once again Hankook dominate braking with the Ventus S1 Evo3, with the shortest average and the best performance in the wet, but the updated Pirelli P Zero PZ4 is now pretty close in the wet. The full test will include wear testing, so it will be interesting to see how these two tyres perform when run on for a long time.

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is again excellent overall, as is the new Continental PremiumContact 7 and Michelin Pilot Sport 5. It's also great to see Yokohama up near the front with the Advan Sport V107, a tyre we hope to test later this year.

Dry BrakingGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 33.2 MTriangle SporteX TH201: 40.3 M
Wet BrakingHankook Ventus S1 evo 3: 24.8 MZeta Alventi: 40.3 M

If you've scanned down to the results, you should have noticed at least one surprise, that is the Linglong Sport Master finishing seventh overall! Linglong have been quietly improving their products for year, so this isn't a huge surprise, but if it does that well in the full test it will be a huge step forward for the Chinese brand.

Bridgestone might be disappointed with the performance of the new Turanza 6, as will Continental as their tier 2 brand Semperit finished near the end of the field.

Stay tuned for the full test in a few weeks which will really show us how the top twenty tyres stack up. 

Wet

Dry

Results

1st: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd33.3 M33.2 M+0.1 M99.7%
Wet Braking1st24.8 M100%
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2nd: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st33.2 M100%
Wet Braking4th25.4 M24.8 M+0.6 M97.64%
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3rd: Pirelli P Zero PZ4

Pirelli P Zero PZ4
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th34 M33.2 M+0.8 M97.65%
Wet Braking2nd24.9 M24.8 M+0.1 M99.6%
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4th: Yokohama Advan Sport V107

Yokohama Advan Sport V107
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd33.5 M33.2 M+0.3 M99.1%
Wet Braking4th25.4 M24.8 M+0.6 M97.64%
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5th: Continental PremiumContact 7

Continental PremiumContact 7
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th33.7 M33.2 M+0.5 M98.52%
Wet Braking3rd25.3 M24.8 M+0.5 M98.02%
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6th: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

Michelin Pilot Sport 5
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th34.1 M33.2 M+0.9 M97.36%
Wet Braking7th26 M24.8 M+1.2 M95.38%
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7th: Linglong Sport Master

Linglong Sport Master
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th34.4 M33.2 M+1.2 M96.51%
Wet Braking6th25.8 M24.8 M+1 M96.12%
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8th: Falken Azenis FK520

Falken Azenis FK520
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th33.7 M33.2 M+0.5 M98.52%
Wet Braking12th27 M24.8 M+2.2 M91.85%
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9th: Maxxis Victra Sport 5

Maxxis Victra Sport 5
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th34.1 M33.2 M+0.9 M97.36%
Wet Braking10th26.7 M24.8 M+1.9 M92.88%
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10th: Toyo Proxes Sport 2

Toyo Proxes Sport 2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th34.1 M33.2 M+0.9 M97.36%
Wet Braking11th26.9 M24.8 M+2.1 M92.19%
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11th: Sava Intensa UHP 2

Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th34.3 M33.2 M+1.1 M96.79%
Wet Braking16th27.4 M24.8 M+2.6 M90.51%
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12th: Kumho Ecsta PS71

Kumho Ecsta PS71
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking15th35.1 M33.2 M+1.9 M94.59%
Wet Braking9th26.6 M24.8 M+1.8 M93.23%
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13th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th34.8 M33.2 M+1.6 M95.4%
Wet Braking12th27 M24.8 M+2.2 M91.85%
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14th: Nexen N Fera Sport SU2

Nexen N Fera Sport SU2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th34.6 M33.2 M+1.4 M95.95%
Wet Braking14th27.2 M24.8 M+2.4 M91.18%
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15th: GT Radial SportActive 2

GT-Radial SportActive 2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking22nd35.9 M33.2 M+2.7 M92.48%
Wet Braking15th27.3 M24.8 M+2.5 M90.84%
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16th: Bridgestone Turanza 6

Bridgestone Turanza 6
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th35.7 M33.2 M+2.5 M93%
Wet Braking17th27.6 M24.8 M+2.8 M89.86%
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17th: Uniroyal RainSport 5

Uniroyal RainSport 5
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking36th37.3 M33.2 M+4.1 M89.01%
Wet Braking8th26.5 M24.8 M+1.7 M93.58%
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18th: Fulda SportControl 2

Fulda SportControl 2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th34.9 M33.2 M+1.7 M95.13%
Wet Braking24th29 M24.8 M+4.2 M85.52%
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19th: Giti GitiSportS2

Giti GitiSportS2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking21st35.8 M33.2 M+2.6 M92.74%
Wet Braking21st28.1 M24.8 M+3.3 M88.26%
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20th: Kleber Dynaxer UHP

Kleber Dynaxer UHP
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking22nd35.9 M33.2 M+2.7 M92.48%
Wet Braking19th28 M24.8 M+3.2 M88.57%
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21st: Ceat SportDrive

Ceat SportDrive
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking22nd35.9 M33.2 M+2.7 M92.48%
Wet Braking22nd28.3 M24.8 M+3.5 M87.63%
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22nd: Federal Evoluzion ST 1

Federal Evoluzion ST 1
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th35.5 M33.2 M+2.3 M93.52%
Wet Braking24th29 M24.8 M+4.2 M85.52%
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23rd: Avon ZV7

Avon ZV7
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking32nd36.9 M33.2 M+3.7 M89.97%
Wet Braking19th28 M24.8 M+3.2 M88.57%
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24th: Cooper Zeon CS8

Cooper Zeon CS8
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking34th37.2 M33.2 M+4 M89.25%
Wet Braking18th27.7 M24.8 M+2.9 M89.53%
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25th: Lassa DriveWays Sport

Lassa DriveWays Sport
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th35.7 M33.2 M+2.5 M93%
Wet Braking26th29.3 M24.8 M+4.5 M84.64%
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26th: Laufenn S Fit EQ+

Laufenn S Fit EQ Plus
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th35.5 M33.2 M+2.3 M93.52%
Wet Braking29th29.6 M24.8 M+4.8 M83.78%
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27th: Sumitomo HTR Z5

Sumitomo HTR Z5
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking28th36.2 M33.2 M+3 M91.71%
Wet Braking23rd28.9 M24.8 M+4.1 M85.81%
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28th: Gripmax SuperGrip Pro Sport

Gripmax SuperGrip Pro Sport
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking16th35.4 M33.2 M+2.2 M93.79%
Wet Braking31st30 M24.8 M+5.2 M82.67%
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29th: Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Plus
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking27th36.1 M33.2 M+2.9 M91.97%
Wet Braking27th29.5 M24.8 M+4.7 M84.07%
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30th: Apollo Aspire 4G

Apollo Aspire 4G
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking30th36.5 M33.2 M+3.3 M90.96%
Wet Braking30th29.8 M24.8 M+5 M83.22%
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31st: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking26th36 M33.2 M+2.8 M92.22%
Wet Braking34th30.9 M24.8 M+6.1 M80.26%
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32nd: Infinity Ecomax

Infinity Ecomax
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking32nd36.9 M33.2 M+3.7 M89.97%
Wet Braking32nd30.4 M24.8 M+5.6 M81.58%
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33rd: Sportiva Super Z+

Sportiva Super Z+
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking22nd35.9 M33.2 M+2.7 M92.48%
Wet Braking38th31.4 M24.8 M+6.6 M78.98%
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34th: Barum Bravuris 5HM

Barum Bravuris 5HM
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking40th38.2 M33.2 M+5 M86.91%
Wet Braking27th29.5 M24.8 M+4.7 M84.07%
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35th: Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3

Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking31st36.6 M33.2 M+3.4 M90.71%
Wet Braking35th31.1 M24.8 M+6.3 M79.74%
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36th: Radar Dimax R8 plus

Radar Dimax R8 plus
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking34th37.2 M33.2 M+4 M89.25%
Wet Braking33rd30.6 M24.8 M+5.8 M81.05%
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37th: Viking Protech Newgen

Viking Protech Newgen
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking37th37.6 M33.2 M+4.4 M88.3%
Wet Braking36th31.3 M24.8 M+6.5 M79.23%
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38th: Riken Riken UHP

Riken Riken UHP
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking28th36.2 M33.2 M+3 M91.71%
Wet Braking43rd33.1 M24.8 M+8.3 M74.92%
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39th: Platin RP 420

Platin RP 420
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking39th37.9 M33.2 M+4.7 M87.6%
Wet Braking39th31.5 M24.8 M+6.7 M78.73%
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41st: Semperit Speed Life 3

Semperit Speed Life 3
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking45th39.1 M33.2 M+5.9 M84.91%
Wet Braking36th31.3 M24.8 M+6.5 M79.23%
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43rd: Imperial Ecosport 2

Imperial Ecosport 2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking44th38.8 M33.2 M+5.6 M85.57%
Wet Braking40th31.7 M24.8 M+6.9 M78.23%
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44th: Zeetex HP6000 eco

Zeetex HP6000 eco
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking38th37.8 M33.2 M+4.6 M87.83%
Wet Braking45th33.4 M24.8 M+8.6 M74.25%
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45th: Rotalla RU01 S Pace

Rotalla RU01 S Pace
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking40th38.2 M33.2 M+5 M86.91%
Wet Braking41st33 M24.8 M+8.2 M75.15%
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46th: Minerva Radial F 205

Minerva Radial F 205
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking42nd38.3 M33.2 M+5.1 M86.68%
Wet Braking41st33 M24.8 M+8.2 M75.15%
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47th: Tracmax X Privilo TX3

Tracmax X Privilo TX3
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking43rd38.7 M33.2 M+5.5 M85.79%
Wet Braking46th33.6 M24.8 M+8.8 M73.81%
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48th: Tristar Sportpower 2

Tristar Sportpower 2
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking46th39.2 M33.2 M+6 M84.69%
Wet Braking43rd33.1 M24.8 M+8.3 M74.92%
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49th: Triangle SporteX TH201

Triangle SporteX TH201
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking48th40.3 M33.2 M+7.1 M82.38%
Wet Braking47th39.7 M24.8 M+14.9 M62.47%
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50th: Zeta Alventi

Zeta Alventi
  • 225/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking47th39.9 M33.2 M+6.7 M83.21%
Wet Braking48th40.3 M24.8 M+15.5 M61.54%
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