|Dry Braking||▲Pirelli P Zero PZ4: 35.1 M|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 37.5 M
|Dry Handling||▲Vredestein Ultrac Vorti: 100 Km/H|
▼Bridgestone Turanza T005: 096.7 Km/H
|Wet Braking||▲Pirelli P Zero PZ4: 46.7 M|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 56.2 M
|Wet Handling||▲Pirelli P Zero PZ4: 88.1 Km/H|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 79.8 Km/H
|Straight Aqua||▲Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 92.1 Km/H|
▼Fulda SportControl 2: 87 Km/H
|Subj. Comfort||▲Vredestein Ultrac Vorti: 7 Points|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 4 Points
|Noise||▲Maxxis Premitra HP5: 71.6 dB|
▼Continental Premium Contact 6: 73.9 dB
|Price||▲Maxxis Premitra HP5: 460 |
▼Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 675
|Rolling Resistance||▲Bridgestone Turanza T005: 7.31 kg / t|
▼Toyo Proxes Sport: 9.69 kg / t
The Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (Sports Car variant) dominated the testing, with the shortest dry and wet braking, fastest wet handling lap and second fastest dry handling lap.
With the Pirelli dominating, that left the usual top three trio battling out for second place overall, which went in favour of the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, whos only draw back was a mid table rolling resistance score. The last of the podium spots went to the Continental PremiumContact 6 which proved to be a little noisy compared to the best.
The fan favourite, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, had to settle for a joint fourth place overall with the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti.
The Pirelli P Zero SC had a huge dry braking advantage, 0.6 meters ahead of the next best.
The Vredestein Ultrac Vorti took its regular spot at the top of the dry handling testing, with the P Zero a close second.
The Pirelli once again proved its braking dominance, stopping 2 meters shorter than the second placed Asymmetric 5.
This time the Pirelli carried through the performance advantage to wet handling, as the fastest tyre on test.
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 took its first win of the test during straight aquaplaning testing.
Three tyres proved to be the most comfortable subjectively.
The Bridgestone continued its run of extremely low rolling resistance scores by having the lowest fuel use on test.
The Maxxis had the quietest internal noise.
The Maxxis was also the cheapest tyre on test.
1st: Pirelli P Zero PZ4
Negative: None mentioned.
Overall: Exemplary / Test Winner.
Negative: High rolling resistance.
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Negative: Increased noise level.
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Negative: High price, average lateral stability in the wet.
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Negative: Increased rolling resistance.
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Negative: Relatively long wet braking.
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7th: Nokian PowerProof
Negative: Understeer and long braking distances in the wet.
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Negative: Slow steering response and understeer in the dry and wet, long wet braking distances.
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8th: Maxxis Premitra HP5
Negative: Long wet braking, low wet grip, understeer in the dry and wet.
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8th: Toyo Proxes Sport
Negative: Poor wet handling, long wet braking, reduced comfort levels, high rolling resistance.
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11th: Fulda SportControl 2
Negative: Slow steering, long wet braking.
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