Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 77%
Wear 76%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 78%

The Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Dunlop SP3000a

This tyre has been replaced by the Dunlop Sport BluResponse

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Tyre review data from 103 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 1,412,351 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2012 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 8 tyres

  • Overall - One of the sportier tyres on test, the Dunlop showed a strong balance between wet and dry performance. At the noisiest tyre on test, it was just beaten to 3rd by the Nexen

2012 Autoreview Touring Tyre Test - 7th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Quick steering response, very quiet, high resistance to aquaplaning
  • Negative - Due to the quick steering, can be difficult to control in the wet

2012 European Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 3rd of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Very well balanced tyre, low fuel consumption, low wear.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/55 R15 88V AO E B 68 8.77kgs
175/65 R15 84H XL   C A 67 7.02kgs
195/65 R15 91T XL MO C C 69 7.75kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL AOE E C 68 10.18kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL AO C C 68 8.95kgs
185/55 R16 83V XL   E B 68 8.24kgs
185/55 R16 87H XL   E C 68 8.24kgs
205/55 R16 91H MO C B 67 8.33kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   C B 69 8.93kgs
205/55 R16 91V MO C B 67 8.62kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL   C B 68 10.47kgs
225/55 R16 95W MO C C 70 11.01kgs
215/65 R16 98H XL   B B 68 10.22kgs
225/45 R17 91W XL MOEXTENDED E B 69 10.56kgs
225/45 R17 94Y XL AO C B 68 10.12kgs
225/45 R17 91W XL AO E B 69 10.05kgs
225/45 R17 91W XL   E B 70 9.17kgs
205/55 R17 91V XL * E B 69 9.75kgs
215/55 R17 94W XL   E C 71 11.10kgs

Questions and Answers for the Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response

2016-07-27 - I have always had "Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response" tyres, fitted to my Vectra 2.2. My local dealer now only supplies "Dunlop (BLUE) Response" tyres. Is the (Blue Response) Tyre a better or direct replacement, or can I still get the "Fast Response" Tyres?

The Dunlop Sport BluResponse is Dunlops latest tyre in this segment so can be used to replace the Dunlop Sport Fast Response.


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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £243.00 - £284.50 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £68.05 - £98.36 (31 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 10 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response Review

Given 74% while driving a Ford Focus MK2 1.6TDCI 2008 2011 (195/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 35,000 spirited miles
Very good tyres, but I was dissapointed they worn out in a couple of seasons.
60 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2016   

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Given 81% while driving a Alfa Romeo 147 (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 18,000 average miles
205 55 r16 Dunlop SP sport fast response
lot of feedback, maybe too much, not very comfort but great in handling
pirelli r17 is more comfortable
they were old and after my 18000km they lost some pieces
1 - tyre reviewed on July 31, 2019   
Given 80% while driving a Skoda Octavia (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
I recently bought a set of second hand wheels. They came equipped with these tires. They have dot 20.11 and still have a few mm on them.
After several hundreds of kilometers on the highway, I can say that they do well for 8 years old tires.
I'm going to buy new ones, but I'm not sure what to buy ...
3 - tyre reviewed on April 22, 2019   
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Given 97% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 1.9 Tdi (195/65 R15 T) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Awesome tires!
Im a sporty type of driver,fast turns,hard brakes...these tires are my heroes.
Dont know about the "C" category of wet braking/
handling because these tires brake excellent on wet surfaces and feel very adherent.
19 - tyre reviewed on August 21, 2017   
Given 84% while driving a Mazda 3 Series (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 14,500 average miles
[Mazda3 mk1 1.6 petrol TS2 4dr saloon, 55/Jan 2006 plate]

I bought these tyres when my car was 6yo as the previous OEM Bridgestone ER30s where very noisy (only after 6 months from new) and had got very poor in the wet, even if they had lasted very well (still 4-5mm all around).

The new Dunlops were far better on these fronts, and very good in the dry as well, as well as holding up nicely: 5-6mm on the fronts, 6mm on the rears (7mm when new). Just as economical (mpg) as the (hard) Bridgestones were - I'm still getting 40-41mpg average over the year on a similar journey profile.

A good, solid all-rounder, and good value for money (£72 [each] fitted price back in Aug 2012 at local fitter, sourced via national online retailer [delivered to fitter] + 4x Tesco pts).
17 - tyre reviewed on October 9, 2016   

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