GT Radial Champiro HPY

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 74%
Handling 73%
Wear 61%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 73%

The GT Radial Champiro HPY is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the GT Radial SportActive

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Tyre review data from 22 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 210,215 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2015 Auto Express Tyre Test - 10th of 11 tyres

  • Overall - The Champiro HPY felt most at home on the dry handling, thanks to a sharp turn in and quick direction change. Sadly, that was the peak of the grip, with the dry struggling in dry and wet braking, and wet handling and aquaplaning tests. Fourth best rolling resistance, but still over 20% behind the Dunlop.

2013 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 10th of 10 tyres

  • Overall - The Chinese GT Radial is the cheapest tyre on test, saving you around £100 over a premium rival. As usual, the savings come at an expense - wet handling, though at around 10% off the best tyre on test this is closer than budget tyres have been in the past. In the dry the GT Radial was a little better, just a second off on the dry handling circuit with a sharp, sporty turn in, but still needed nearly three meters further to stop the car under dry braking.

2016 ADAC Tyre Test - 225/45 R17 - 15th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the dry
  • Negative - Weak in the wet, high wear
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Top GT Radial Champiro HPY Review

Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140 SLine (235/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
Good tyres quiet and good grip wearing ok too just as good as the conti tyres I had on car before for a fraction of the price actually half the price!
19 - tyre reviewed on February 6, 2015   

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Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 3 MPS (235/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Was surprised at the level of grip these GT Radials offered, grippy in the dry and was vert good with spirited driving. Even in the wet I experienced very little aquaplaning despite hitting some slight puddles on the highway.
It was still giving good feedback in the wet when slightly new, and decent levels of feedback towards the end of its life.
Highly recommended as a reasonable budget mid range performance tyre, if it held up well on a FWD 380Nm torque car like the Mazda 3 MPS, it can definitely be a good set for most performance JDM turbo sports sedans/coupes.hatchbacks.
Just be sure to rotate them accordingly.
7 - tyre reviewed on March 26, 2017   
Given 31% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru Outback (225/50 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 10,000 average miles
Awfyl tyre! Would never buy again!

Extremely high road noise. Good grip in dry an wet, but you need to hold hard on to the steering wheel. The car wonders in every direction. As a result, had to change 1 wheel bearing and 2 tie rods. As if the steel belt inside the tyres are loose or something. I'm sire this is a production error, these tyres can not be this bad! Sadly, i never went to complain.

So after 10k miles the tires are completely shot. In all aspects GT radial are very bad for normal driving and normal cars. But they deliver a good XL tire for my trailer at least.
6 - tyre reviewed on December 28, 2016   
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Given 69% (breakdown) while driving a (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Have done twenty thousand Kays.Have had them rotated every 8 000 kays .

Love them to bits however concerned about how many kays ill get ..

Not hard on tyres and check pressure every month ..36 F. 32 r
1 - tyre reviewed on August 8, 2016   
Given 76% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus ST (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 7,500 spirited miles
After having Continental ContiSport Contact 5s, my garage recommended these as a cheaper option (was slightly skint at the time). I was slightly reserved to begin with as I hadn't really heard of GT Radial before. BUT, I can't really fault them at all! A good all round tyre and I was pleasantly surprised at their performance in the wet. I have just bought 2 more and now have a complete set of 4 and unless I win the lottery any time soon, I will be sticking with them from now on... Faultless for the price!
5 - tyre reviewed on November 24, 2015   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140 SLine (235/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
Good tyres quiet and good grip wearing ok too just as good as the conti tyres I had on car before for a fraction of the price actually half the price!
19 - tyre reviewed on February 6, 2015   

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