ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE Tyre • Wide center block improves steering response. • Unidirectional lateral grooves deliver excellent drainage to help prevent hydroplaning. • Four wide circumferential straight grooves for improved hydroplaning. • Optimized unidirectional tread pattern offer top sport feeling.
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.
Sunny SN3970 tyre review
Average based on 78 test results
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11.09.2015 from Gavin Williamson I was very happy with these tyres.In the dry ,noise,looks,grip,comfort ,value all very good.As with most tyres a bit more caution advised in the wet. Don't drive like a fool, in the wet , and there a great tyres.
25.08.2015 from Kirk For a budget tyre it is very good highly recommend for the money
04.07.2015 from j t callan very good tyres for price had run flats on before these are a lot better than run flats
17.04.2015 from DAVE I just bought a second set. For the price, not so bad.Remember, they are summer tires and not for snow. When traveling in rain any tire can slip, use caution in bad conditions.