Goodyear releases Eagle F1 SuperSport supercar tyre range
At the same time as the Asymmetric 5 launch, Goodyear released its Eagle F1 SuperSport range, which is unashamedly pitched at the fastest cars around. The range is comprised of three tyres for the three main sub-sections of what is called the UUHP segment – the Eagle F1 SuperSport, the SuperSport R and the SuperSport RS.
New Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tyres
Goodyear has launched the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 – the firm’s latest UHP tyre. Goodyear calls it “the ultimate all-rounder” and explains that the tyre uses new braking technology. This allows the tyre to offer 4 per cent shorter stopping distances compared to the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3.
No real weaknesses – Vredestein wins all-season tyre test
All-season tyres have come of age in the past couple of years. Nevertheless, purists still view them as a jack of all trades. But is this always the case? German car magazine Auto Bild Allrad doesn’t think so – its current test of seven SUV tyres in size 235/55 R19 opines that all-season products are no longer a “lazy compromise”.
Van tyres get the Promobil test treatment
Specialist campervan magazine Promobil has tested seven tyres in the popular van and camper size 235/60 R17C. It found most to be competent products, with only one tyre not gaining the testers’ recommendation. Promobil fitted the seven tyre models to a Volkswagen Crafter and a MAN TGE and evaluated their performance in the wet and […]
Michelin best in braking – Auto Bild
Although tyre tests cover many criteria, a tyre's ability to bring a vehicle to a safe stop can’t be underestimated. Motoring magazine Auto Bild agrees, and uses braking results to determine which tyres to further examine in its tyre tests.
Quatrac Pro: Vredestein launches a UHP tyre for all seasons
Around ten per cent of UK motorists choose an all-season product when replacing their vehicle’s tyres, and this figure is increasing by almost 20 per cent a year at the moment. But one area of the all-season market still underrepresented is UHP tyres. Vredestein intends to change this with the launch of its Quatrac Pro.
Sportauto tyre test: Mostly competent, but unspectacular
Yesterday we reported the outcome of the Auto Motor und Sport summer 2019 tyre test and observed that while no tyre received the car magazine’s highest test rating, most gained its recommendation. It’s a different story at petrolhead partner title Sportauto – its test of eight tyres yielded a ‘highly recommended’ winner, but six others only received a tepid endorsement.
AMS summer test: No highly recommended tyres
For its 2019 summer tyre test, Auto Motor und Sport (AMS) looked at the compact SUV size 215/55 R17. It tested 11 models on a VW T-Roc and found a group of tyres that largely performed well, but failed to dazzle. None received the German motoring publication’s top ‘highly recommended’ rating. But there’s good news – no less than seven were ‘recommended’.
Nokian WR Snowproof: A focus on all forms of winter
Spring is in the air, and perversely this is perfect time to announce a new winter tyre. Nokian Tyres has shared details of the Nokian WR Snowproof, a range that’ll arrive in the run-up to winter 2019/20.