It is a tyre with an asymmetric tri-area tread design and with an improved dry and wet handling, improved road feedback and with an increased stability and steering precision, counteracts heel and toe wear.It has high aquaplaning resistance and a superior cornering stability. A high performance tyre with asymmetric tread design for luxury and mid range passenger vehicles delivering subtle and precise road feedback for improved control and comfort. This acceleration of road feedback means that the driver can respond accordingly and experience a more exhilarating drive.
Advanced Tread Compound, due to the stronger and more homogeneous cross linking of silica and polymer. Heat resistant coupling agent that provides a better silica distribution. New tread compound provides not only more wet grip and mileage, but also fits the micro texture of the road surface more accurately for better road feedback!
High aquaplaning resistance
More mileage from the tyre, more economical
Exceptional grip and control due to larger surface contacting the road
Very responsive steering on all surfaces
Shorter braking distance
Rim protection that protects expensive alloys from kerbing
Longer tread life
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
SPSportFastResponse tyre review
Average based on 3,061 test results
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13.10.2014 from George P Excelent tyre, but a bit noisy. Ride comfort and grip in wet conditions make up for it.
02.01.2014 from Matthew Very good Tyre
28.10.2013 from Nick Robshaw Good tyres at a good price
22.10.2013 from Jim Sandison I have always found this tyre to be the best value for the differing road conditions I encounter.
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