Vredestein Ultrac Satin

Dry Grip 94%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 89%
Handling 86%
Wear 83%
Comfort 92%
Buy again 92%

The Vredestein Ultrac Satin is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 17 tyre reviews averaging 90% over 28,360 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2017 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test - 8th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Acceptable handling and short braking distances on dry roads
  • Negative - Slow response to steering and a tendency to understeer on wet surfaces, poor resistance to aquaplaning
  • Overall - Conditionally recommended

2017 Auto Bild Summer SUV Tyre Test - 9th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance, good resistance to aquaplaning, surprisingly high traction on grass
  • Negative - Low braking performance on dry roads, slow response to steering, low traction on sand, gravel and mud

2017 AZ Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Poor resistance to aquaplaning, tendency to understeer on dry roads, the longest braking distance on dry surfaces
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205/55 R16 £51.58 - £68.60 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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215/45 R18 £107.30 - £114.80 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £62.00 - £78.10 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £100.10 - £108.80 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/45 R18 £110.50 - £130.20 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Vredestein Ultrac Satin Review

Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen golf 2.0 gt tdi (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Dealer oredred these especially for my car, being so new he hadn't any in stock. In the past I've used Michelin Pilot Sport 3s and Goodyear Eagle F1 AS2. These Veedesteins are up there with the best. Massive improvement over the Bridgestone Potenzas that were on before - much more comfortable, less noise, much better grip. Will definitely buy these again.
123 - tyre reviewed on April 27, 2016   

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Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a BMW E38 740i (235/50 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 4,800 average miles
I was in the need of a good tyre to fit under the E38. I have been driving three E38's for the past 6 years and had different tyres over those years.

The wheels under the E38 are original Styling 37 ''wide-wheels'' (I don't know the English word for it) using the following tyre sizes.

Front wheel size: 8x18
Front tyre size: 235/50R18
Rear wheel size: 9,5x18
Rear tyre size: 255/45R18

Suspension, steering, bushings and shocks are all new. Only A+ quality parts were fitted. Also a new 3D alignment has been done. The wheels are balanced with a Road Force balancer.

Comfort and road noise has been very good on all types of roads. This is what I value the most for a car like this. It needs to be comfy and low on noise. As of now I had no problems with flatspots after the car was not used for more then 12 hours. The previous Toyo Proxes T1 Sport had a horrible flatspot after 12 hours.

Grip in the dry is very good. Even on kickdown I can't get the wheels to spin. Cornering with a 5 meter long BMW is no problem for these tyes. They grip very good in the dry.

Grip in the wet hasn't been a problem for me. Doing a kickdown can get you a little wheel spin. Cornering in the wet takes no practice, but with tight corners and speed do take some caution. Sometimes it does feel the tyres are losing grip and the back of the car wants to break out.

Aqua planing. Having such wide wheels under a vehicle does give more chance of aqua planing. It is something that can't be avoided with sizes like these. The overall handling in aqua planing situations is good, the tyres do their job. But 2 hands on the wheel are required!

Overall handling and road feedback is good. The side wall is soft, and it is something that is noticeable in corners. I retrofitted a rear sway bar. This does a lot on the overall cornering issue with barges like these. And it keeps the car more stable in the corners, and in the end this takes some pressure and stress off the side wall of the tyre.

Wear is something I can't say that much about. As far is I can see it, they are holding up very good. It is the rear that wears out the quickest. The Toyo Proxes T1 Sport that were fitted before were completely worn out on the rear at 12000 kilometers. While the front Toyo's had 6.7mm left on them. I hope the Vredestein tyres at the rear will last the double amount of the Toyo's.

Would certainly buy these tyres again!





2 - tyre reviewed on January 13, 2018   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 5008 (215/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 6,000 easy going miles
Done 6000 miles on the front set so far and was very happy with them so also replaced the rears with same and these have done 3000 miles. Manufacturers' figures don't always reflect reality but these tyres are much much quieter than the Bridgestone /Pirelli /Michelins that were on the car before. Tyre noise at 60mph on a good road (even with windows slightly open) is now inaudible and exceeded by any residual wind noise. I have an easy going driving style and do not drive-to-the-limit, but these do feel refined and precise in handling. Wet grip in ordinary rain is fine up to motorway speeds. Have not pushed them to the limit in torrential rain or through puddles but any sensible driver would slow down for those! Fronts have worn about 1-2mm over 6k miles so extrapolating to a residual 2mm would give an estimated 18-20,000 mile life. Good for a FWD car. Rears may do even better. Overall impression -- comfort and refinement with adequately precise handling for any sensible driver who especially values their peace and quiet.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 18, 2017   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Jaguar XF (245/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 60 spirited miles
This is the best tyre I have ever put on a car! Smooth, fantastic grip in the wet, inspires confidence on all road surfaces and the wear is unbelievable. I have had them on my Jaguar XF for over a year now and covered over 60,000 miles and they are still going strong with lots of wear left on them. Will certainly buy again.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 27, 2017   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo 147 JTD (215/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
I posted a review a few days ago but i can't find it.... Mayby Vredestein delete this ??

I speak about this Vredestein Ultrac Satin. 215-45-17 Extra Load tyre.

I'm not happy with this tyre. I Bought it last week but i have to regret. The side-wall is very soft.

I'f i go with a normal speed around the corner, there is no stress. No complains. When i have more speed on the same corner, the tyres are very weak. The side of the tire feeds into a bend which makes the car feel swaby. It feels like you have worn shock absorbers, or at least the rear of the car wants to slip away.

Maybe I can exchange the tires for better at the garage
1 - tyre reviewed on June 15, 2017   
Alfa Romeo (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,500 spirited miles
I ordered these tires, Vredestein Ultrac Satin 215-45-17 XL for my Alfa Romeo 147 115hp. I have these tires on the rear wheels. At the front i have Kumho Escta Le sport 215-45-17 XL and these tires are very good on dry asphalt, very grip and you can hardly bend. But in aquaplanning, they lose grip so you do not feel safe. That's why I wanted other tires. Thus ordered the Vredestein tires.

The Ultrac Satin has very good grip on dry asphalt and on wet roads. With aquaplaning no more unsafe feeling. Only the tires have too much comfort ... In fast turns, the tire feeds into the side wall, giving you an unsafe feeling in the curve. Maybe if I pump them up to 2.7 / 2.8 (now 2.5 bar) it drives a bit better. It's especially annoying if the front tires do not engage and the rear tires do.
7 - tyre reviewed on June 12, 2017   

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