Dunlop SP Sport 01

The Dunlop SP Sport 01 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre has been replaced by the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT.

Dry Grip 78%
Wet Grip 67%
Road Feedback 71%
Handling 69%
Wear 69%
Comfort 65%
Buy again 59%

Tyre review data from 124 tyre reviews averaging 68% over 2,414,316 miles driven.

The SP Sport 01 is ranked 98th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
175/70 R14 84T   E C 69 7.13kgs
195/55 R15 85H   E C 67 7.68kgs
185/60 R15 84H   C B 67 7.36kgs
185/60 R15 84H XL   F B 69 7.84kgs
185/60 R15 84T AO E C 66 7.61kgs
225/50 R16 92V MO F A 66 11.11kgs
225/50 R16 92W MO F A 66 11.10kgs
195/55 R16 87H XL MO F B 69 9.12kgs
195/55 R16 87H *RSC F B 67 10.53kgs
195/55 R16 87T MO F C 69 9.16kgs
205/55 R16 91V AO C C 68 8.91kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL   E B 68 10.92kgs
225/55 R16 95Y XL AO E A 68 10.79kgs
225/55 R16 95V XL * E C 68 10.98kgs
225/55 R16 95W * F C 68 10.95kgs
205/60 R16 92W AO F B 67 10.12kgs
245/40 R17 91W XL MO E B 68 11.00kgs
205/45 R17 84V *RSC F B 68 9.79kgs
205/45 R17 84W XL *RSC F B 67 9.73kgs
225/45 R17 91V *RSC E E 69 11.13kgs
225/45 R17 91W *RSC E E 69 11.10kgs
225/45 R17 91W MO F B 67 10.85kgs
225/45 R17 91W XL *RSC E E 71 11.10kgs
225/45 R17 91V XL *RSC E E 71 11.13kgs
225/45 R17 91Y XL *RSC E E 69 11.23kgs
235/45 R17 94V XL   E B 67 10.87kgs
245/45 R17 95W XL MO E B 68 11.66kgs
245/45 R17 95W XL   E B 68 13.92kgs
205/50 R17 89H XL   E B 68 9.80kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   E B 66 10.65kgs
225/50 R17 94Y XL AO F B 68 10.97kgs
225/50 R17 94W XL *RSC F B 67 13.50kgs
225/50 R17 98Y XL AO E B 67 11.09kgs
225/50 R17 94W   F B 67 11.29kgs
225/55 R17 97Y XL AO E C 68 11.55kgs
235/55 R17 99V XL   C B 68 12.25kgs
235/55 R17 99V   C B 67 12.29kgs
245/35 R18 88Y XL *RSC F C 67 12.26kgs
275/35 R18 95Y XL MO F B 69 12.83kgs
275/35 R18 95Y XL *RSC F C 69 13.82kgs
215/40 R18 85Y XL *RSC E C 68 10.95kgs
215/40 R18 85Y XL *RSC F C 67 10.95kgs
245/40 R18 93Y XL *RSC F B 69 13.35kgs
245/40 R18 93Y *RSC E B 69 13.35kgs
245/40 R18 93Y XL MO F C 70 11.60kgs
225/45 R18 91W   C C 70 9.81kgs
245/45 R18 100W XL J E C 68 12.33kgs
245/45 R18 100W XL J E C 69 12.51kgs
255/45 R18 99V XL * E C 72 13.00kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   E C 68 13.54kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   E C 70 13.54kgs
255/45 R18 99V * F C 71 13.00kgs
255/45 R18 99Y MO E C 69 12.56kgs
255/45 R18 99Y XL MO E C 69 12.49kgs
275/45 R18 103Y XL MO E B 69 14.10kgs
235/50 R18 97V XL * E B 70 12.82kgs
235/50 R18 101Y XL   E C 67 13.36kgs
255/55 R18 109H XL *RSC E C 69 18.94kgs
245/35 R19 93Y XL *RSC E C 69 12.75kgs
275/35 R19 96Y XL J F B 69 15.30kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL J E B 69 12.15kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL J C B 72 11.85kgs
245/40 R19 94Y J F C 69 12.13kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL MO E C 70 12.82kgs
275/40 R19 101Y XL * E C 70 14.28kgs
245/45 R19 98Y * F C 68 13.35kgs
275/30 R20 93Y XL *RSC F B 69 14.26kgs
275/35 R20 98Y XL * E B 70 13.60kgs
275/40 R20 106Y XL   E B 70 15.67kgs

Questions and Answers for the Dunlop SP Sport 01

2016-05-24 - What weight are these tyres in 185/55/15 size?

185/55R15 82H SP SPORT 01 = 7.5 kg
185/55R15 82V SP SPORT 01 = 7.905 kg.

2016-11-08 - are these tyres any good in winter they are fitted on my tiguan frontwheeldrive

The Dunlop SP Sport 01 is an old technology summer tyre, and as such it will have very limited snow performance. An all season tyre or winter tyre will perform better in the cold wet conditions of the UK winter.

2019-01-23 - How do l know if my Dunlop sp sport 01 tyres are runflat or not please?

They will say ROF, or runflat on the sidewall.

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Size Price Range  
225/45 R17 £102.84 - £126.00 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top 3 Dunlop SP Sport 01 Reviews

Given 80% while driving a Skoda Yeti 4 x 4 (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 18,000 spirited miles
Standard fit on my Yeti, they grip well & have lasted too. The downsides are that they are noisy & getting worse now, wet weather grip has fallen away & they tram line quite markedly as they near 3mm. However,the turn-in is still razor sharp, much better than the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance tyres that are also on the car (2 of each on @ the moment)
Helpful 73 - tyre reviewed on August 1, 2014
Given 37% while driving a BMW X3 2.0d Sport (255/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 0 miles
BMW X3 had them fitted when brought the car so replaced with another set my god cant hear myself think the road noise is so loud just fitted uniroyal rain 3 and I now have a much better care
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on September 21, 2016
Given 41% while driving a Mercedes Benz S500 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 20,000 average miles
I have the Dunlop SP Sport on my S500 Mercedes - it is the noisiest tyre I have ever owned and slippery in the wet .
It made a quiet car sound noisy and uncomfortable to drive .I will never buy Dunlop again.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on August 12, 2018
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Given 44% while driving a Jaguar XF (245/45 R18) on for 10 miles
Xf 3.0 V6 diesel 240bhp. Bought 2nd hand with a mixture of high end brands 4 different manufacturers. Swapped over for Jaguar recommended Dunlop SP Sport 01. I drive sensibly, don't thrash the car, fronts v. little wear over 10k, but the car tramlines horrendously on a badly worn road , very loud road noise all round. Rear tyres down to 3mm. after the same mileage. My previous car, an E class got 60k out of a set of Goodyears without any of the racket from the Dunlops on the Jag. Would I buy again, or recommend, definitely a big no.
Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on January 9, 2023
Given 83% while driving a BMW X3 (235/55 R17) on mostly town for 35,000 spirited miles
Fitted the SP1s to my BMW e83 x3 2006. Had them on for a good 5 years and loved them. Can’t say I noticed the noise others mention but definitely well suited to the x3 ( bmw star rated tyre). Now having Avon zv7s fitted I’d say the Dunlop is much firmer in the side wall and better copes with such a heavy car and cornering. If you’re going to fit the Avon to an x3 DONT. Can’t recommend enough that you fit any of the star rated tyres… it’s not just a marketing gimmick. Highly recommend the SP1
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on January 6, 2023
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Given 70% while driving a Toyota Corolla Altis (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
Tire came with the car I bought used. DOT is 2016 so it's been almost 6 years already. The two tires served as the rear wheels ever since while my fronts were Yokohama A.Drives. About 6 months or so ago I noticed a consistent noise coming from the rear. I chucked it to probably failing wheel bearings as I previously experienced in my other car. Since the A.Drives are down to their last treads, I exchanged the fronts and the rears as the Dunlop has about 70% amount of tread left. Oh wow! The noise I am hearing from the back has now transferred to the front. And the noise is horrible. Still the same wheel bearing like noise but much louder. It became so irritating that I have it replaced already even with that much tread left. In contrast, the Yokohamas which are down to their treadwear indicators are still so much quieter. The Dunlops being in the rear most of its life have probably not experienced too much flexing that the rubber had become hardened in an almost plastic-like consistency.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2022
Given 94% while driving a Jaguar xf premium luxury (245/40 R19) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
A fine tyre with great feedback and a quiet experience. Fantastic grip in wet and dry conditions. Many miles of spirited cross country and motorway driving confirmed why this tyre was usually the original choice on the car when it was new. The tyres bring out the best performance of the car and give complete comfort and confidence in all the usual daily driving conditions. I will not hesitate in replacing these with the same ones again.
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on December 26, 2021
Given 89% while driving a Jaguar xf premium luxury (245/40 R19) on mostly country roads for 500 spirited miles
This tyre is specifically designed for the Jaguar and it definitely feels right on my car. I recently had all four tyres replaced with these and the car handles exactly as it should. The car has a fantastic sure footed and smooth ride with the expected feeling of being on rails on fast A roads. A great looking tyre too!
Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on April 2, 2021
Given 72% while driving a BMW X3 (255/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 150 miles
Just put these Dunlop SP01 BMW Star Rated tyres on a BMW E83 X3 3.0d M-Sport with staggered set-up 235/50/R18 on the front and 255/45/R18 on the rear. Can't believe it has stopped the shuddering. The shuddering seems to be a major problem with this model of car when using any other tyres except BMW Star Rated ones, and cause's major damage to the transfer case. I was very sceptical about this but decided to give it a try. The reason it cures the shuddering problem is to do with the rolling resistance and the diameter BMW have set-up this car to.
Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on December 15, 2019
Given 87% while driving a Citroën C3 (185/60 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 40,000 spirited miles
I had these tyres for about 40.000 kms and 5 years they wear well and they still grip very well. The tyre is kind of sporty and the road feedback is excellent. Now at the end of their tread they became noisy when turning fast around corners. All in all these were excellent tyres with some sporty qualities.
Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on October 11, 2018
Given 90% while driving a Skoda Rapid TSI (185/60 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 40,000 easy going miles
Exception set of tyres, have covered nearly 40,000 miles and are between 3.5-3mm tread left. I have checked the tyre pressures every week and run them pretty high for economy at 38psi. Handling is good still, good turn in. Getting abit louder in the wet now but still sharp and precise braking even in the wet. Minimal signs of wear or cracking. It's an older model tyre now and has been replaced, but if I can find a set of these tyres writhing a few years of manufacture I will defiantly purchase again.
Only down side is rolling resistance, compared to the newer blue response or goodyear efficient grip performance.
Still a fab tyre.
Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on September 10, 2018
Honda Jazz (185/65 R15 T) on mostly town for 60,000 average miles
Noisy tyre squeal horrendous around corners doing 30mph with 5mm tread left all this on a Honda jazzl
Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2018
Given 70% while driving a Volkswagen 2007 B6 Estate 140 TDI (225/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 14 average miles
Excellent tyres all around and my tyre of choice for my B6 VW Passat estate. Good grip in the wet and dry, good wear and a fair price. I've tried Bridgestone on the same car, they didn't do nearly as well.
Helpful 14 - tyre reviewed on September 7, 2017
Given 90% while driving a Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 170hp (235/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 28,000 average miles
Superb tyre, good in all conditions, Rear tyre's still have 5.5mm tread, front wheels down to 3mm. Less noise than Continental, or Bridgestone. Still a sharp looking tread would definitely recommend them to anybody with a Tiguan.
Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on April 20, 2017
Given 93% while driving a Skoda Rapid TDI (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 29 average miles
I've NEVER had the front tyres on a front wheel drive car last more than 22,000 miles, these front tyres have covered 29,000 miles and have still got at least 3,000 miles left in them. The rear tyres look like almost new and I'm willing them to do around 45,000 miles. Well done Dunlop :)
Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on February 17, 2017