An ultra-high performance tyre that delivers reliable high speed handling
The Carat Exelero delivers reliable handling for high-powered driving.
Better braking in the wet
Better braking in the wet. Drive with confidence on rain-soaked roads. The wet grip compound ensures high levels of adhesion to wet road surfaces, resulting in shorter braking distances.
Reliable handling. The Carat Exelero features a high performance carcass that maximises tyre-to-road contact, for improved handling at motorway speeds.
Low noise. The tread design features different block sizes on its inner and outer zones. This reduces noise emissions to give you a quieter and more comfortable journey.
Tested and certified by TÜV, Germany's independent test institute.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.