Auto Motor und Sport: UHP Summer Tire Test R20 2019

For 2019, Sport Auto Magazine has tested eight ultra high performance summer tyres in 245/30 R20 using a Civic Type R.

The new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport wasn't included in the test, and instead the twice replaced Asymmetric 2 was left representing Goodyear. This meant the Continental SportContact 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S could fight it out for the top spot overall.

  1. Continental SportContact 6 - Winner Recommended
    Continental SportContact 6
    83 52
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent braking performance, quick and accurate steering response and good directional stability. Average comfort, low aquaplaning resistance.

    Rolling Resistance   Dry / Wet Handling   Noise   Dry / Wet Braking  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    93
  2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
    86 71
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Best dry braking, good handling in the dry and wet. Average comfort, lower wet grip.

    Dry / Wet Handling   Comfort   Dry / Wet Braking  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    84
  3. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
    80 42
    Passenger · Summer · 2011 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good dry and wet handling, good comfort. Average braking.

    Dry / Wet Handling   Comfort   Noise  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    79
  4. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    79 51
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good braking, good dry handling. Lower wet grip.

    Rolling Resistance   Dry / Wet Handling   Straight Aquaplaning  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    76
  5. Bridgestone Potenza S001
    Bridgestone Potenza S001
    71 41
    Passenger · Summer · 2010 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good braking, good dry handling. Longest wet braking distances, high rolling resistance, noisy.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry / Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Noise  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    75
  6. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
    N/A 19
    Passenger · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Extreme Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Short dry braking, good dry handling. Average aquaplaning resistance, long wet braking.

    Dry Braking   Noise   Dry Handling   Straight Aquaplaning  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    74
  7. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    79 60
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good wet grip. Long dry braking, slow steering.

    Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    71
  8. Toyo Proxes Sport
    Toyo Proxes Sport
    68 47
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Longest dry braking, poor dry handling.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Noise   Comfort   Dry / Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    71
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
245/30R20
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Apr 01, 2019
Date updated
May 14, 2020