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Sports tyres: our selection for 2014/2015

Sport Published the 20/03/2016 by John

Choosing a tyre is never easy. Especially when it comes to sports tyre where price differences may be significant and performance variations alike. Here’s our selection of products you can buy with your eyes closed.

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First of all, our selection is not exhaustive and is based on the most common dimensions available on the market for compact sports cars: 235 40 R18. We have selected products that satisfy various performance and technical criteria, and are good alternatives in different price ranges.

The tyres are presented in alphabetical order; this is not, under any circumstances, a ranking:

 

Versatile road tyre

Continental ContiSportContact 5P

The ContiSportContact 5P  is not the most recent tyre but its versatility makes it a safe bet in this segment.

Check out the tests and reviews on the Continental ContiSportContact 5P

 

Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

Typically geared for “dry asphalt", the  Sport Maxx RT convinced us during a  test on the Ascari racetrack . It is clearly designed for drivers in search of a tyre offering high performance and a sporty response.  

Check out the tests and reviews on the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

 

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 has built its reputation on its excellent test results. Characterised by its consistent performances, this tyre is certainly an interesting alternative.

Check out the tests and reviews on the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

 

Hankook Ventus S1 Evo2 K117

The K117 belongs to a category of intermediate tyres that offer a very respectable level of performance. Notably, it achieves very good results for wet grip.

Check out the tests and reviews on the Hankook Ventus S1 Evo2 K117

 

Michelin Pilot Sport 3

The PS3 stands out for its wet grip performance which is significantly better than its predecessor. Its performance in dry conditions is among the best in its category.

Check out the tests and reviews on the Michelin Pilot Sport 3

 

Nokian zLine

If Nokian has traditionally focused on winter tyres, its latest products leave no doubt on the brand’s ability to produce excellent summer tyres. The zLine features the brand’s latest developments.

Check out the tests and reviews on the Nokian zLine

 

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

The Ultrac Vorti is a radical tyre that delivers good results, and in general, a good level of performance.

Check out the tests and reviews on the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

 

Yokohama Advan Sport V105

The winner of Rezulteo’s test. Excellent on the dry, the Advan Sport v105 is durable and very precise.

Check out the tests and reviews on the Yokohama Advan Sport v105

 

 

Semi-Slicks

Approved tyres but reserved for experienced drivers. These products, designed for radical performance (type track-days), offer limited performance in wet conditions.

 

Toyo Proxes R888

An indisputable classic. In the range, the Proxes R888 is now accompanied by the R888R .

Check out the tests and reviews on the tyre

 

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

Latest addition to the Michelin range, the Pilot Sport Cup 2 is a benchmark tyre designed for enthusiasts in search of a high performance, state of the art product.

Test results are not yet available. The tyre has only recently been launched on the market.

 

Yokohama Neova AD08 R

The ADO8 R is a compromise tyre halfway between a road tyre and a semi-slick. It is a very good alternative for anyone looking for a high performance but versatile tyre, to be judged on the basis of our test .

Test results are not yet available. The tyre has only recently been launched on the market.