Winter Tyre Tyre Test – EVO Magazine

EVO Magazine issue 163 did a comprehensive tyre test comparing winter, summer and all season tyres in different conditions to see if it really was worth changing your tyres to match the weather. The test results were surprising especially on snow (all data taken from EVO Magazine issue 163)

Tyres Tested

Continental Contiwintertechcontact TS 830P 177GBP – Winter Tyre

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D SUCC 165GBP – Winter Tyre

Goodyear Ultragrip Performance 2 189GBP – Winter Tyre

Michelin Alpin A4 222GBP – Winter Tyre

Nangkang Snow SV-2 94GBP – Winter Tyre

Pirelli Sottozero W240 Serie 2 165GBP – Winter Tyre

Hankook Optimo 4S 133GBP – All Season Tyre

Kumho Solus Vier 115GBP – All Season Tyre

Vredestein Quatrac 3 144GBP – All Season Tyre

Continental Contisportcontact 3 127GBP – Summer Tyre

 

Snow Traction

deN %
Goodyear Winter Tyre 291.3 100
Pirelli Winter Tyre 281 96.4
Conti Winter Tyre 277.8 95.4
Michelin Winter Tyre 276 94.7
Hankook All Weather Tyre 274.9 94.4
Dunlop Winter Tyre 262.4 90.1
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 250.1 85.9
Nangkang Winter Tyre 239.2 68.9
Kumho All Weather Tyre 200.7 68.9
Conti Summer Tyre 69 23.7

 

Braking Distance Snow

Metres %
Conti Winter Tyre 19.7 100
Goodyear Winter Tyre 19.9 99.1
Dunlop Winter Tyre 20 98.5
Michelin Winter Tyre 21.6 90.5
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 21.8 89.6
Pirelli Winter Tyre 22.4 86.4
Hankook All Weather Tyre 22.5 85.6
Nangkang Winter Tyre 23.8 79.4
Kumho All Weather Tyre 27 63.2
Conti Summer Tyre 72.7 -152.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wet Lap Times

Seconds %
Michelin Winter Tyre 87.2 100
Pirelli Winter Tyre 87.3 99.9
Conti Winter Tyre 88.3 98.8
Hankook All Weather Tyre 88.6 98.4
Goodyear Winter Tyre 88.7 98.4
Dunlop Winter Tyre 89.1 97.9
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 90.4 96.5
Conti Summer Tyre 91.6 95.3
Nangkang Winter Tyre 92.6 94.2
Kumho All Weather Tyre 92.9 93.9


Wet Circuit Feel

Score %
Pirelli Winter Tyre 63.5 100
Michelin Winter Tyre 57 89.8
Conti Summer Tyre 54 85
Dunlop Winter Tyre 53.5 84.3
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 53 83.5
Conti Winter Tyre 53 83.5
Goodyear Winter Tyre 50.5 79.5
Hankook All Weather Tyre 48.5 76.4
Kumho All Weather Tyre 39 61.4
Nangkang Winter Tyre 29.5 46.5

 

Aquaplaning Speed Straight

kph %
Conti Summer Tyre 79.6 100
Conti Winter Tyre 71.4 89.7
Michelin Winter Tyre 71.3 89.6
Dunlop Winter Tyre 70.7 88.8
Pirelli Winter Tyre 70.5 88.6
Hankook All Weather Tyre 70 87.9
Kumho All Weather Tyre 69.8 87.7
Goodyear Winter Tyre 69.3 87.1
Nangkang Winter Tyre 67.7 85.1
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 65.7 82.5

 

Aquaplaning Speed Turning

m/s/s %
Conti Summer Tyre 3.51 100
Pirelli Winter Tyre 3.22 91.7
Conti Winter Tyre 2.86 81.5
Goodyear Winter Tyre 2.8 79.8
Kumho All Weather Tyre 2.77 78.9
Michelin Winter Tyre 2.73 77.7
Dunlop Winter Tyre 2.65 75.5
Hankook All Weather Tyre 2.5 71.2
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 2.49 70.1
Nangkang Winter Tyre 2.22 63.2

 

Braking Distance Wet

metres %
Conti Winter Tyre 35.8 100
Hankook All Weather Tyre 36.5 98
Michelin Winter Tyre 36.9 96.9
Pirelli Winter Tyre 36.9 96.9
Goodyear Winter Tyre 37.5 95.3
Dunlop Winter Tyre 37.6 94.9
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 37.9 94.1
Nangkang Winter Tyre 41.2 84.8
Kumho All Weather Tyre 41.4 84.4
Conti Summer Tyre 43 80

 

Dry Circuit Lap Times

Seconds %
Conti Summer Tyre 114.6 100
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 117.7 97.4
Conti Winter Tyre 118.1 97.1
Kumho All Weather Tyre 118.2 97
Dunlop Winter Tyre 118.3 96.9
Hankook All Weather Tyre 118.4 96.8
Nangkang Winter Tyre 118.9 96.4
Goodyear Winter Tyre 118.9 96.4
Michelin Winter Tyre 119 96.3
Pirelli Winter Tyre 119.2 96.1

 

Dry Circuit Feel

Score %
Conti Summer Tyre 59.5 100
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 48.5 81.5
Kumho All Weather Tyre 45 75.6
Hankook All Weather Tyre 43.5 73.1
Michelin Winter Tyre 43 72.3
Conti Winter Tyre 41.5 69.7
Goodyear Winter Tyre 41.5 69.7
Nangkang Winter Tyre 41 68.9
Pirelli Winter Tyre 36.5 61.3
Dunlop Winter Tyre 34.5 58

 

Noise Comfort

Score %
Conti Summer Tyre 27.5 100
Michelin Winter Tyre 24.5 89.1
Nangkang Winter Tyre 23 83.6
Conti Winter Tyre 21.5 78.2
Goodyear Winter Tyre 21.5 78.2
Pirelli Winter Tyre 21.5 78.2
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 21 76.4
Kumho All Weather Tyre 20 72.7
Hankook All Weather Tyre 20 72.7
Dunlop Winter Tyre 20 72.7

 

Dry Braking Distance

Metres %
Conti Summer Tyre 37.1 100
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 41.6 89.1
Hankook All Weather Tyre 42.5 87.3
Dunlop Winter Tyre 42.9 86.5
Nangkang Winter Tyre 43 86.3
Conti Winter Tyre 43 86.3
Goodyear Winter Tyre 43.4 85.5
Pirelli Winter Tyre 43.4 85.5
Kumho All Weather Tyre 43.5 85.3
Michelin Winter Tyre 43.6 85.1

 

Rolling Resistance

Coeffiecent of Friction %
Pirelli Winter Tyre 0.943 100
Dunlop Winter Tyre 0.947 99.5
Conti Winter Tyre 0.952 99
Nangkang Winter Tyre 0.975 96.6
Goodyear Winter Tyre 0.981 96
Michelin Winter Tyre 0.994 94.8
Kumho All Weather Tyre 1.036 90.3
Conti Summer Tyre 1.042 89.6
Vredestein All Weather Tyre 1.070 86.7
Hankook All Weather Tyre 1.084 85.3

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