Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 89%
Road Feedback 87%
Progressiveness 86%
Wear 79%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 88%
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta

The Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

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Tyre review data from 219 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 2,072,407 miles driven.

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
315/35 R17 102Y   E C 67  
215/40 R17 87Y XL   F C 67  
245/40 R17 95Y XL   F C 67  
275/40 R17 98Y   F C 67  
235/45 R17 94Y   F C 67  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   F C 67  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F C 67  
275/35 R18 99Y XL   E C 67  
295/35 R18 103Y XL   E C 67  
255/40 R18 99Y XL   E C 67  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   F C 67  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   E C 67  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E C 67  
255/30 R19 91Y XL   F C 67  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   F C 67  
275/30 R19 96Y XL   F C 67  
295/30 R19 100Y XL   E C 67  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   F C 67  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   F C 67  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   F C 67  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 67  
275/35 R19 100Y XL   E C 67  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   F C 67  
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E C 67  
255/40 R19 100Y XL   E C 67  
285/25 R20 93Y XL   E C 67  
295/25 R20 95Y XL   E C 67  
225/30 R20 85Y XL   F C 67  
245/30 R20 90Y XL   F C 67  
255/30 R20 92Y XL   F C 67  
275/30 R20 97Y XL   E C 67  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E C 67  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   F C 67  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E C 67  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E C 67  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   E C 67  
235/30 R22 90Y XL   F C 67  
245/30 R22 92Y XL   E C 67  
265/30 R22 97Y XL   E C 67  
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Size Price Range  
225/40 R18 £64.79 - £76.61 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £62.92 - £69.62 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £118.89 - £118.89 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £91.08 - £99.40 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R18 £121.00 - £123.29 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta Reviews

Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Superb MKII CR170 Manual (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
These Vredestein had covered just over 6000 miles in 2.5 years. I heard a knocking sound developing from the OSF which I could also feel through the the steering wheel. On inspecting the tyres, both fronts had developed a crack on the outer wall, and when the OSF wheel was removed, I discovered a huge bulge and 6 cracks on the inner sidewall. The bulge was clearly expanding and hitting the road surface as the rotational speed increased - there were actually signs of wear on the sidewall where this had been hitting the road!
The NS had one small crack on the outer wall but when the wheel was removed from the car, the inner wall it had 2 cracks, one of which was huge and another massive bulge. Neither tyres had run flat damage on the tyre inner which is not surprising as the pressures have always been spot on. There were probably 15000 miles left in terms of life, but had to get them changed immediately. I have never seen anything like this and have raised a warranty claim with Vredestein but I hold out little hope of them being supportive. Naturally, I'll never purchase Vredestein tyres again.
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 24, 2016   
Given 51% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
Dry grip was ok, but not outstanding, and wet grip was mediocre at best. To put simply, I didn't feel at all safe with the tyres fitted to the vehicle. The tyres are very noisy due in part to the aggressive tread pattern and the rather hard compound used in the manufacturing process. I have opted instead for Uniroyal Rain Sport 3 tyres as replacements. My overall assessment is that these tyres are better suited to countries where the overall temperature doesn't drop much below 15 Deg Celcius. I do not recommend these tyres for use in cooler countries.
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   
Given 54% (breakdown) while driving a Saab Automobile 9-3 305bhp 460nm FWD (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
I don't know if they've changed the formula recently but I don't get the previous reviews/hype about these tyres. Simply put they are worse than some mid-budget korean tyres i've used. The first 500 miles or so until they wore in were horrendous, squealing from normal traffic light pulls, lacking grip etc. Once they wore in they weren't so bad but never impressed me, dry grip was OK wet grip was bad, wear is very bad (5k miles on front and down to 4/5mm) and the rim protector is pathetic. Sure 300bhp from FWD is asking for a lot from the tyres but even when driven moderately I never liked them(TC kicking in constantly even when dry and floored in second gear, from standing start with TC off it makes a cloud show without using full throttle) , only in the corners/bends they did give good feedback and good grip straight line grip however left a lot to ask from. And once again, the wear is bad on these. Much happier with the Uniroyal Rainsport 3's.
2 | - tyre reviewed on March 28, 2016   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a BMW E46 M3 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
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0 | - tyre reviewed on March 21, 2016   
Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 525 (255/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
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0 | - tyre reviewed on March 13, 2016   
Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Passat CC (235/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 28,000 average miles
The Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas were already fitted to the car when I purchased it in September 2014 so unable to say how many miles they had done up to then. I changed the front two in July of 2015 before driving to Europe and just changed the two on the rear this month (February 2016) which had done at least 28000 miles which is what I have driven since buying the car so they have done more than that and they were still within the legal limit. I have been buying these tyres from Camskill on line, who have them at a great price, and I will continue to do so until stock runs out as I believe they are a discontinued model. I cannot fault these tyres (although to me they seem a bit noisy), I've driven them in all seasons in all weather without any problems. When in Germany last year I drove the car in excess of 100 mph for several hours and the car handled well so for me these tyres are very good.
0 | - tyre reviewed on February 24, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo XC60 (235/65 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
Great tyres, changed from conti lx contact and what a difference. Was always a continental fan but the difference was night and day.

Never let go yet, even with a two ton car and 175bhp and mine is the FWD version.

Cant recommmend enough, lasted me a year and around 8000 miles and now down to 3-3.5mm

Just ordered nokian zline suv as cant get my hands on more sessantas for a decent price.
0 | - tyre reviewed on October 27, 2015   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan 350Z (245/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 15,000 average miles
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0 | - tyre reviewed on October 22, 2015   
Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz (255/35 R18) on mostly town for 13,500 average miles
Bought some for the reasons when I bought the car. Soon changed the fronts from 'hong Kong specials' to match. Covered 13,500 miles and need changing (maybe should've done this 500 miles ago). Nice treacle pattern and not to expensive. Not amazing in the wet and I always have that niggle in the back of my one when 'making progress' especially in the tighter bends. All in all, I don't regret buying them but I will not be purchasing again. I will probably go back to michelins, Toyo's or maybe the kumho's which, although cheap(ish) seem to have excellent write ups.
0 | - tyre reviewed on September 13, 2015   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Porsche Cayman s (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
I bought these due to the possitive reviews left in this page. I have to say, for a fair price you get definitely premium tires. The grip is awesome on dry roads and impressively good in wet (more than I expected for this kind of design). The noise is good as zero and the confort is also excellent. But when you try to take very closed cruves at high speed, the grip isn't that good anymore compared to PZero's or The Pilot Sport I had before. When you start taking the close courve you will have to struggle a little bit until suddenly feel and see how the tires start to grip.
So there you have to be careful because you may oversteer. Still, I would probably buy them again because of the price.
0 | - tyre reviewed on August 10, 2015