Proven on the circuit, the 595RS-R is highly acclaimed and much demanded for drifting, sprinting and track-day applications. The sleek design and ultra high performance of the 595RS-R makes it the number one choice for those requiring a motorsport tire but with the assured standards of a street legal tire. Even DOT approved or E-Mark approved Federal competition tyres are designed and compounded for competition use only and are not intended for highway or road use.
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.
595 RS-R tyre review
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28.08.2018 from Ben Very responsive tyre, loads of feedback and perfect dry road tyre. Warms up quickly and tonnes of grip. Not bad in the wet, but no where near as good as designated premium wet tires. Would definitely recommend for a summer fun vehicle.
04.11.2015 from Dave brilliant tyre, I run all summer, and do many track days, 90% as good on track as more expensive tyres, yet usable on the road. hard wearing. downsides are noise and comfort, but thats not what you buy track tyres for! lol.. recomended
21.09.2015 from Rupean Excellent,use these on track and grip in excellent, shame they cut up in the middle so much but still rate them highly.
07.09.2015 from Kevin Fairclough Not for everyone. This is a tyre designed primarily for circuit driving not everyday road use, but if you want to enhance an eggressively sporty car with a tyre that responds well to being pushed hard in corners thin this is good value. It has a noticeably stiffer construction than regular uhp road tyres and its tread compound if pretty soft. steering if very direct but perhaps a little too lively on uneven surfaces. But its a trackday tyre really, so its all about the extra dry grip and its much better at taking the heat and abuse in that environment.