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The latest Dunlop Sport Classic tires offer classic car owners the best of both worlds: a classic look and feel, combined with modern handling and braking performance. The latest construction and compound technologies provide excellent grip, stability and steering in dry and wet conditions. And at the same time, the tread pattern still has this typical authentic look cherished by classic car owners.
MODERN SILICA COMPOUND Excellent wet grip and braking performance Adaptability to road surface for increased road contact.
STATE-OF-THE-ART REINFORCED OVERLAY MATERIAL Stability and steering precision also at higher speeds Stronger carcass maintains tire stability and steering up to higher speeds.
LATEST SHOULDER BLOCK TECHNOLOGY Modern dry handling and braking performance fit for classic cars Robust shoulder blocks with reinforced connection between the blocks provide increased stiffness to optimize force transmission.
CLASSIC TREAD PATTERN WITH BLOCKY DESIGN AND OPTIMIZED GROOVES Enhanced grip on wet roads and aquaplaning resistance as in modern tires High number of multi-oriented blocks generating numerous biting edges for increased grip and efficient groove distribution design for better water evacuation.
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.