2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test

This year Autobild has published a second all season tyre test, this time in their sports car specific publication. The test uses a sporty Subaru BRZ to test eleven sets of 225/40 R18 all season tyres in the dry, wet and snow.

Dry BrakingPirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 36.9 MContinental AllSeasonContact: 42.1 M
Dry HandlingPirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 92 Km/HDouble-Coin DASP Plus 4 Seasons: 87 Km/H
Wet BrakingPirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 43.9 MDouble-Coin DASP Plus 4 Seasons: 54.3 M
Wet HandlingPirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 75.4 Km/HDouble-Coin DASP Plus 4 Seasons: 69.8 Km/H
Wet CirclePirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 14 sDouble-Coin DASP Plus 4 Seasons: 15.2 s
Straight AquaPirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 83.3 Km/HVredestein Quatrac Pro: 66.4 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningPirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 2.56 m/sec2Double-Coin DASP Plus 4 Seasons: 1.7 m/sec2
Snow BrakingDouble-Coin DASP Plus 4 Seasons: 22.4 MToyo Celsius AS2: 24.9 M
Snow TractionPirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 2797 NToyo Celsius AS2: 2386 N
Snow HandlingMichelin CrossClimate 2: 57.5 Km/HFalken Euroall Season AS220 Pro: 53 Km/H
Snow SlalomMichelin CrossClimate 2: 4.42 m/sec2Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro: 3.89 m/sec2
NoiseDouble-Coin DASP Plus 4 Seasons: 71.2 dBContinental AllSeasonContact: 74.4 dB
Rolling ResistancePirelli Cinturato All Season SF3: 7.84 kg / tVredestein Quatrac Pro: 9.64 kg / t

To help illustrate the differences between all season, summer and winter tyres the tester included a reference summer and winter tyre. Overall the tyres performed as you would expect, the summer tyre was by far the best in the dry and wet, but dangerously unusable in the snow and had the highest rolling resistance (which was a bit of a surprise), whereas the winter tyre was almost last in every dry and wet test, but performed much better in the snow (but not the best in snow braking or snow handling!)

Dry

Naturally the summer tyre had a significant advantage in dry braking, stopping the BRZ 2.5 meters ahead of the best all season tyre, which like in the Tyre Reviews all season tyre test, was the new Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF3. The Michelin CrossClimate 2, usually the dry braking master, could only finish in fourth place, behind the new Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6 and the Nexen N Blue 4Season 2.

Dry Handling was again led by the summer tyre / Pirelli combination with the budget Doublecoin tyre really struggling around the lap.

Wet

The summer / Pirelli combination once again led in wet braking, with the budget Double Coin performing incredibly badly, stopping the Subaru over 10 meters further on when compared to the Pirelli!

Again, the summer / Pirelli combination was best in wet handling.

Highlighting its class leading wet performance, the Pirelli was also the best in straight and curved aquaplaning!

Snow

Surprisingly the budget Double Coin tyre had an excellent result in snow braking, which could imply this is a winter compound with an all season name on the sidewall. This is a trick often used by budget tyre manufactures to increase market reach without doing any extra development.

The winter tyre was back at the front for snow traction, with the Pirelli proving it really can do everything well, winning the snow traction test.

The Michelin was back at the front for the snow handling and snow slalom tests.

Comfort

The budget tyre was the quietest overall.

Value

Rounding out its near flawless test, the Pirelli also had the lowest rolling resistance, beating the Michelin CrossClimate 2 to second place.

Results

1st: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF3

Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF3
  • 225/40 R18 92Y
  • EU Label: C/A/71
  • Weight: 8.6kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st36.9 M100%
Dry Handling1st92 Km/H100%
Wet Braking1st43.9 M100%
Wet Handling1st75.4 Km/H100%
Wet Circle1st14 s100%
Straight Aqua1st83.3 Km/H100%
Curved Aquaplaning1st2.56 m/sec2100%
Snow Braking6th24.4 M22.4 M+2 M91.8%
Snow Traction1st2797 N100%
Snow Handling4th57 Km/H57.5 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.13%
Snow Slalom3rd4.36 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.06 m/sec298.64%
Noise4th72.8 dB71.2 dB+1.6 dB97.8%
Rolling Resistance1st7.84 kg / t100%
New all-season tyre with convincing driving characteristics in all weather conditions, dynamic handling qualities, direct steering response, exemplary aquaplaning characteristics.
None mentioned.

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2nd: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Michelin CrossClimate 2
  • 225/40 R18 92Y
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • Weight: 8.7kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th38.4 M36.9 M+1.5 M96.09%
Dry Handling6th90.1 Km/H92 Km/H-1.9 Km/H97.93%
Wet Braking5th46 M43.9 M+2.1 M95.43%
Wet Handling4th73.3 Km/H75.4 Km/H-2.1 Km/H97.21%
Wet Circle6th14.6 s14 s+0.6 s95.89%
Straight Aqua2nd78.4 Km/H83.3 Km/H-4.9 Km/H94.12%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd2.35 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.21 m/sec291.8%
Snow Braking4th23.9 M22.4 M+1.5 M93.72%
Snow Traction4th2767 N2797 N-30 N98.93%
Snow Handling1st57.5 Km/H100%
Snow Slalom1st4.42 m/sec2100%
Noise2nd71.9 dB71.2 dB+0.7 dB99.03%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.98 kg / t7.84 kg / t+0.14 kg / t98.25%
Winter expert with exemplary performance on snow and ice, good aquaplaning reserves, stable and secure wet and dry handling, pleasantly quiet rolling comfort, low rolling resistance.
None mentioned.

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3rd: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 225/40 R18 92Y
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • Weight: 9.2kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th39.4 M36.9 M+2.5 M93.65%
Dry Handling3rd91.3 Km/H92 Km/H-0.7 Km/H99.24%
Wet Braking6th46.4 M43.9 M+2.5 M94.61%
Wet Handling2nd75.3 Km/H75.4 Km/H-0.1 Km/H99.87%
Wet Circle2nd14.1 s14 s+0.1 s99.29%
Straight Aqua5th73.1 Km/H83.3 Km/H-10.2 Km/H87.76%
Curved Aquaplaning4th2.31 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.25 m/sec290.23%
Snow Braking5th24.1 M22.4 M+1.7 M92.95%
Snow Traction2nd2794 N2797 N-3 N99.89%
Snow Handling3rd57.1 Km/H57.5 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.3%
Snow Slalom6th4.2 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.22 m/sec295.02%
Noise5th72.9 dB71.2 dB+1.7 dB97.67%
Rolling Resistance8th8.79 kg / t7.84 kg / t+0.95 kg / t89.19%
All-rounder with a well-balanced high performance potential, very good traction on snow, dynamic driving qualities in all weather conditions, precise steering response, moderate price level.
None mentioned.

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4th: Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6

Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6
  • 225/40 R18 92Y
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • Weight: 9.1kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd37.4 M36.9 M+0.5 M98.66%
Dry Handling4th90.8 Km/H92 Km/H-1.2 Km/H98.7%
Wet Braking4th45.9 M43.9 M+2 M95.64%
Wet Handling3rd74.1 Km/H75.4 Km/H-1.3 Km/H98.28%
Wet Circle3rd14.3 s14 s+0.3 s97.9%
Straight Aqua3rd74.4 Km/H83.3 Km/H-8.9 Km/H89.32%
Curved Aquaplaning9th2.05 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.51 m/sec280.08%
Snow Braking7th24.5 M22.4 M+2.1 M91.43%
Snow Traction7th2688 N2797 N-109 N96.1%
Snow Handling7th55.8 Km/H57.5 Km/H-1.7 Km/H97.04%
Snow Slalom5th4.21 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.21 m/sec295.25%
Noise8th73.3 dB71.2 dB+2.1 dB97.14%
Rolling Resistance3rd8.37 kg / t7.84 kg / t+0.53 kg / t93.67%
New all-season tyre with exemplary driving behavior in all weather conditions, dynamic wet and dry handling, good value for money.
Moderate aquaplaning in curves.

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5th: Kleber Quadraxer 3

Kleber Quadraxer 3
  • 225/40 R18 92V
  • EU Label: D/B/69
  • Weight: 9.9kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th38.8 M36.9 M+1.9 M95.1%
Dry Handling10th88.3 Km/H92 Km/H-3.7 Km/H95.98%
Wet Braking7th46.8 M43.9 M+2.9 M93.8%
Wet Handling7th71.9 Km/H75.4 Km/H-3.5 Km/H95.36%
Wet Circle4th14.4 s14 s+0.4 s97.22%
Straight Aqua4th74.3 Km/H83.3 Km/H-9 Km/H89.2%
Curved Aquaplaning5th2.22 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.34 m/sec286.72%
Snow Braking2nd23 M22.4 M+0.6 M97.39%
Snow Traction5th2743 N2797 N-54 N98.07%
Snow Handling2nd57.3 Km/H57.5 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.65%
Snow Slalom2nd4.37 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.05 m/sec298.87%
Noise7th73.2 dB71.2 dB+2 dB97.27%
Rolling Resistance4th8.38 kg / t7.84 kg / t+0.54 kg / t93.56%
All-rounder with convincing driving characteristics on snow and ice, short dry braking distances, good comfort, affordable price.
Tendency to understeer on dry roads.

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6th: Nexen N Blue 4Season 2

Nexen N Blue 4Season 2
  • 225/40 R18 92Y
  • EU Label: D/A/72
  • Weight: 9.6kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd37.9 M36.9 M+1 M97.36%
Dry Handling6th90.1 Km/H92 Km/H-1.9 Km/H97.93%
Wet Braking3rd45.7 M43.9 M+1.8 M96.06%
Wet Handling6th72 Km/H75.4 Km/H-3.4 Km/H95.49%
Wet Circle6th14.6 s14 s+0.6 s95.89%
Straight Aqua9th67.8 Km/H83.3 Km/H-15.5 Km/H81.39%
Curved Aquaplaning7th2.13 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.43 m/sec283.2%
Snow Braking10th24.8 M22.4 M+2.4 M90.32%
Snow Traction10th2534 N2797 N-263 N90.6%
Snow Handling8th55.4 Km/H57.5 Km/H-2.1 Km/H96.35%
Snow Slalom8th4.11 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.31 m/sec292.99%
Noise9th73.5 dB71.2 dB+2.3 dB96.87%
Rolling Resistance10th9.23 kg / t7.84 kg / t+1.39 kg / t84.94%
Good traction and short braking distances on snow, stable and secure driving behavior in all weather conditions, affordable price.
Only satisfactory aquaplaning characteristics.

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7th: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 225/40 R18 92V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • Weight: 9.4kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th42.1 M36.9 M+5.2 M87.65%
Dry Handling9th89.6 Km/H92 Km/H-2.4 Km/H97.39%
Wet Braking2nd45.3 M43.9 M+1.4 M96.91%
Wet Handling5th73 Km/H75.4 Km/H-2.4 Km/H96.82%
Wet Circle5th14.5 s14 s+0.5 s96.55%
Straight Aqua6th71.7 Km/H83.3 Km/H-11.6 Km/H86.07%
Curved Aquaplaning8th2.07 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.49 m/sec280.86%
Snow Braking9th24.6 M22.4 M+2.2 M91.06%
Snow Traction9th2559 N2797 N-238 N91.49%
Snow Handling6th56.1 Km/H57.5 Km/H-1.4 Km/H97.57%
Snow Slalom4th4.31 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.11 m/sec297.51%
Noise11th74.4 dB71.2 dB+3.2 dB95.7%
Rolling Resistance6th8.44 kg / t7.84 kg / t+0.6 kg / t92.89%
Good winter qualities, stable wet handling, short wet braking distances, low rolling resistance.
Only satisfactory performance on dry surfaces, moderate aquaplaning qualities.

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8th: Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro

Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro
  • 225/40 R18 92W
  • EU Label: D/B/71
  • Weight: 9.5kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th39.1 M36.9 M+2.2 M94.37%
Dry Handling2nd91.8 Km/H92 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.78%
Wet Braking8th47.1 M43.9 M+3.2 M93.21%
Wet Handling10th71.3 Km/H75.4 Km/H-4.1 Km/H94.56%
Wet Circle8th14.7 s14 s+0.7 s95.24%
Straight Aqua7th71.4 Km/H83.3 Km/H-11.9 Km/H85.71%
Curved Aquaplaning6th2.15 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.41 m/sec283.98%
Snow Braking7th24.5 M22.4 M+2.1 M91.43%
Snow Traction8th2584 N2797 N-213 N92.38%
Snow Handling10th53 Km/H57.5 Km/H-4.5 Km/H92.17%
Snow Slalom11th3.89 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.53 m/sec288.01%
Noise5th72.9 dB71.2 dB+1.7 dB97.67%
Rolling Resistance9th9.06 kg / t7.84 kg / t+1.22 kg / t86.53%
Good traction and short braking distances on snow, dynamic dry handling.
Understeering behavior on snowy and wet roads, moderate aquaplaning reserves.

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9th: Vredestein Quatrac Pro

Vredestein Quatrac Pro
  • 225/40 R18 92Y
  • EU Label: D/B/71
  • Weight: 10kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th41.1 M36.9 M+4.2 M89.78%
Dry Handling5th90.2 Km/H92 Km/H-1.8 Km/H98.04%
Wet Braking9th48.1 M43.9 M+4.2 M91.27%
Wet Handling8th71.5 Km/H75.4 Km/H-3.9 Km/H94.83%
Wet Circle10th14.8 s14 s+0.8 s94.59%
Straight Aqua11th66.4 Km/H83.3 Km/H-16.9 Km/H79.71%
Curved Aquaplaning10th2 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.56 m/sec278.13%
Snow Braking3rd23.4 M22.4 M+1 M95.73%
Snow Traction6th2727 N2797 N-70 N97.5%
Snow Handling5th56.7 Km/H57.5 Km/H-0.8 Km/H98.61%
Snow Slalom7th4.13 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.29 m/sec293.44%
Noise3rd72.3 dB71.2 dB+1.1 dB98.48%
Rolling Resistance11th9.64 kg / t7.84 kg / t+1.8 kg / t81.33%
Good winter qualities, stable driving behavior on snowy/dry roads.
Only satisfactory wet grip, extended wet and dry braking distances, low aquaplaning reserves.

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10th: Toyo Celsius AS2

Toyo Celsius AS2
  • 225/40 R18 92Y
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • Weight: 9.5kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th39.4 M36.9 M+2.5 M93.65%
Dry Handling8th90 Km/H92 Km/H-2 Km/H97.83%
Wet Braking10th48.4 M43.9 M+4.5 M90.7%
Wet Handling9th71.4 Km/H75.4 Km/H-4 Km/H94.69%
Wet Circle8th14.7 s14 s+0.7 s95.24%
Straight Aqua8th70 Km/H83.3 Km/H-13.3 Km/H84.03%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd2.34 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.22 m/sec291.41%
Snow Braking11th24.9 M22.4 M+2.5 M89.96%
Snow Traction11th2386 N2797 N-411 N85.31%
Snow Handling10th53 Km/H57.5 Km/H-4.5 Km/H92.17%
Snow Slalom10th3.96 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.46 m/sec289.59%
Noise10th73.8 dB71.2 dB+2.6 dB96.48%
Rolling Resistance7th8.5 kg / t7.84 kg / t+0.66 kg / t92.24%
Stable dry handling, short braking distances on snow, low rolling resistance.
Only satisfactory winter qualities, understeering in snow/wet conditions, extended wet braking distances.

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11th: Double Coin DASP+ 4 Seasons

Double-Coin DASP Plus 4 Seasons
  • 225/40 R18 92Y
  • EU Label: C/C/71
  • Weight: 10.1kgs
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th41.9 M36.9 M+5 M88.07%
Dry Handling11th87 Km/H92 Km/H-5 Km/H94.57%
Wet Braking11th54.3 M43.9 M+10.4 M80.85%
Wet Handling11th69.8 Km/H75.4 Km/H-5.6 Km/H92.57%
Wet Circle11th15.2 s14 s+1.2 s92.11%
Straight Aqua10th66.6 Km/H83.3 Km/H-16.7 Km/H79.95%
Curved Aquaplaning11th1.7 m/sec22.56 m/sec2-0.86 m/sec266.41%
Snow Braking1st22.4 M100%
Snow Traction3rd2775 N2797 N-22 N99.21%
Snow Handling9th53.5 Km/H57.5 Km/H-4 Km/H93.04%
Snow Slalom9th4.07 m/sec24.42 m/sec2-0.35 m/sec292.08%
Noise1st71.2 dB100%
Rolling Resistance5th8.43 kg / t7.84 kg / t+0.59 kg / t93%
None mentioned.
Asian budget tyre with dangerously extended wet braking distances, unbalanced understeering behavior on wet/dry roads, low aquaplaning reserves, spongy steering response.

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