Volvo C30 T5 Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Michelin Pilot Sport 5 (12) 93% 93% 77% 78% 92% 87%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 (164) 89% 87% 82% 82% 81% 88%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 (77) 91% 78% 83% 86% 70% 73%
Westlake Sport SA37 (5) 82% 65% 84% 82% 83% 86%
Nankang NS2R (52) 89% 66% 83% 85% 71% 56%
Pirelli P 7 (82) 79% 69% 71% 69% 74% 66%

Volvo C30 T5 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 given 83% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
The Pilot Sport 5 is an evolution of the Pilot Sport 4, rather than a revolution. Grip is improved slightly in both wet and dry conditions, but don't expect the revolutionary difference from the Pilot Super Sport or Pilot Sport 3 to the 4. In terms of pace, the difference is perhaps more obvious on the stopwatch than in the seat with Michelin themselves claiming only a 1.7% improvement on pace in the wet. That's not to say that it's a bad thing though - the PS4 was already at or around the top of the tables in most regards, and they are what I would consider the gold standard for a road tyre (assuming you cannot get the Pilot Sport 4 S in your fitment), so an improvement is likely to push the standard even further. As with the Pilot Sport 4, grip is fantastic in the dry, comparable to that of an AD08R semi slick, and in the wet the PS5 handles better than some road tyres do in the dry. Noise levels are broadly similar, but the sound is duller and less intrusive than the 4. Again, that's already a fairly high benchmark, as the PS4 is a quiet, refined tyre in the first place. Sidewall strength has always been a weak point for the PS4, with Michelin choosing to err on the side of comfort, and the Pilot Sport 5 is still not exemplary in this regard, but there is a modest improvement in sidewall stiffness over the 4. It's still early days for terms of wear rate so I have not rated this. Michelin claims a 15% improvement on tyre life, one of the main claims they make over the PS4, so if anything this will be the main reason to choose the PS5 over the PS4, although realistically if you are looking at the PS4 then you will care about the slight improvements in performance too. Ultimately the Pilot Sport 5 moves the goalposts a little further, but not a lot. Whilst it currently is the best tyre on the market (at least in the 17 inch fitment I run), rivals are catching up, and the next versions of their tyres could well be able to close that gap in the next few years. However, it's worth buying over the PS4 given the very similar price.
tyre reviewed on 2022-02-23 11:40:12
Writing about the Nankang NS2R given 79% (235-40-18-W)
Driving on track for 9500 spirited miles
Is a very direct feeling you get from this tyre. You lots of confidence going through a serie of corners. It makes a lot of noise but ok to live with.
tyre reviewed on 2020-06-14 18:38:56
Writing about the Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 given 76% (225-40-18-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 500 spirited miles
Steering feel is direct and accurate. Ride slightly hard. Wet grip good. Dry grip could be better.
Will buy again.
tyre reviewed on 2019-07-31 13:39:42
Writing about the Westlake Sport SA37 given 94% (215-45-18-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 average miles
Pretty amazing how they are. I bought these tyres because I thought I would change the car soon, so why to spent a lot of money?..., but after a couple of month using them, they perfomed really good. Not tasted in wet or winter conditions, so waiting for that. In dry they are awesome. Of course I did not change the car yet...
tyre reviewed on 2018-04-06 16:43:58
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 given 63% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 miles
I previously had the asymmetric 2's whilst my car runs about 280bhp and 450nm of torque and i hardly ever got any wheel spin with them. On the other hand with asymmetric 3's i get a lot more wheel spin so i would definitely not buy them again and I'd stick to tglhe previous ones..
tyre reviewed on 2016-09-24 08:08:36
Writing about the Pirelli P 7 given 44% (205-50-17-W)
Driving on mostly town for 13000 average miles
Average grip. Very noisy tire, especially on highways. FR tire became useless at less than 13000 miles, while the other 3 tires are fine. Will never buy Pirelli again
tyre reviewed on 2009-12-05 17:08:28
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