Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test ZR20 2021

Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test ZR20

Summer tires: how good are these 20-inchers?

Good sports tires offer plenty of safety reserves on dry and wet slopes. Which of the 20-inch devices has the edge in the test?

  1. Bridgestone Potenza Sport - Winner Recommended
    Bridgestone Potenza Sport
    93 50
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    New top-class sports tires, excellent handling qualities on wet and dry slopes, precise steering response, good balance, shortest wet and dry braking distances, good aquaplaning properties.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Steering Response   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
  2. Continental SportContact 6 Recommended
    Continental SportContact 6
    84 61
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: balanced top athlete with dynamic driving behavior on wet slopes, short wet and dry braking distances, good driving comfort, fuel-saving rolling resistance.
    Negative: slightly increased road noise.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Noise  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
  3. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
    87 77
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Premium summer tires with sporty, dynamic driving characteristics on dry roads, precise steering behavior, short wet and dry braking distances, low rolling resistance.
    Negative: high price level.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Steering Response   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Price  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
  4. Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport
    Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport
    77 63
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: sporty summer profile with a balanced high level of performance, dynamic driving behavior on wet roads, short dry braking distances, pleasant ride comfort.
    Negative: high price level.
    Verdict: good.

    Wet Handling   Comfort   Dry Braking   Price  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Oceania Oceania
  5. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
    N/A 20
    · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Extreme Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Brand profile with sporty handling qualities and good price-performance ratio, precise steering behavior, short dry braking distances.
    Negative: Slightly longer braking distances in wet conditions, increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: good.

    Dry Braking   Steering Response   Price-Performance Ratio   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  6. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    78 55
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: safe driving behavior on wet and dry slopes, short wet and dry braking distances, direct steering response.
    Negative: moderate safety reserves with aquaplaning, increased rolling noise. Verdict: good.

    Steering Response   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Aquaplaning   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
  7. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    81 62
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: good safety reserves with aquaplaning, harmonious handling behavior in wet conditions.
    Negative: limited grip level when braking on wet roads, understeering driving behavior on dry slopes.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Steering Response (Wet Surface)  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
  8. Landsail LS588 UHP
    Landsail LS588 UHP
    75 30
    · All Season · 2013 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: very low rolling resistance.
    Negative: Low budget profile with limited wet grip, significantly longer wet and dry braking distances, inharmonious understeering driving behavior, low aquaplaning reserves.
    Verdict: not recommended.

    Price   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Steering Response (Wet / Dry Surface)   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
Year
2021
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Tire Size
265/35R20
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 23, 2021

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