Sportcars in comparison with simple cars have powerful engine and are prone to dynamic driving. Not every tire can stand high pressure and work effectively to the limit of its opportunity.
We are introducing the top 10 best summer tires of 2020 intended for Supercars. It’s Extreme and Max Performance models edited in sizes from R19 to R21 and capable to provide reliable handling at ultra-high speeds.
For 8 years (from 2010 to 2018 until the release of Potenza 007A), the model was the flagship of the sports tire line of a Japanese manufacturer.
The tire has an asymmetric tread pattern with a pronounced outside shoulder for reliable car’s lateral stability, a central continuous rib for a directional stability and wide grooves for high aquaplaning resistance.
In numerous tests it shows good balanced results both on a dry and wet, and also receives positive reviews from experts. Perfectly fits for fast and aggressive driving lovers.
The model was released in 2015 and is positioned as U-UHP (Ultra-Ultra High Performance).
It received an asymmetric tread design and combines two popular products of the German concern: the simple SportContact 5P and oriented on racing tracks – ContiForceContact. Such concept was applied later in the Continental PremiumContact 6.
To guarantee the reliability and high performance at speed up to 350 km/h the engineers used «Aralon 350» – a layer of nylon yarns interwoven with two layers of aramid, that is an additional layer of steel belt.
It is a great choice for an aggressive and fast ride from one of the tire market leaders.
The model from the English Dunlop (today belongs to the American concern Goodyear) has an asymmetric tread pattern, wide longitudinal grooves for aqua resistance and is selected as the original factory equipment for many cars like Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Octavia, Jaguar XJ and others.
It’s a proven and reliable way for safe driving on dry and wet asphalt.
Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport
The model was introduced in the summer season of 2019 and is the base version for more “advanced” versions like Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS (the closest to sports tires) and Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport K (intermediate version).
During its development the engineers took into account many years of experience in car racing, provided it with an asymmetric tread design with a wide outside shoulder, continuous rib and deep longitudinal grooves. The sidewalls were additionally strengthened that significantly improved handling, but did not negatively affect comfort.
Although such class of tires is more oriented on dry asphalt, on wet roads Goodyear also behaves predictably and safely, due to the use of three different rubber compounds.
Another novelty of 2019 summer season from the South Korean brand that is replaced the Hankook K117 in the product line. It regularly takes part in independent tests where it makes a decent competition for more expensive brands on dry and wet asphalt.
One of the features of the model is the composition of the “Aqua Pine” rubber compound that contains vegetable and pine oils and improves grip on wet roads. Furthermore Korean engineers paid great attention to tire strength. In its construction, an additional reinforcing layer of aramid yarns, a two-layer viscose frame and an increased strength steel belt wire. All this increases the durability of the tire and its reliability at ultra-high speeds.
A model from another South Korean brand released in 2013 but still needs the high demands of the market. The tire belongs to the Extreme Performance class and is intended for sports cars. It provides balanced average results on a dry and wet surfaces and therefore is perfect for high-speed and dynamic driving.
2017 summer tire from the legendary French manufacturer. It is logical to assume that the model replaced the new product of 2015 in the product line – Michelin Pilot Sport 4 but it didn’t. The model replaced the Michelin Pilot Super Sport – a higher-class tire intended for extreme and fast driving.
In tests of an independent organization TÜV SÜD commissioned by Michelin the tire showed a shorter braking distance on a dry and wet pavement in comparison with its main competitors like Continental, Bridgestone and Goodyear.
Summer season of 2019 was rich on new products and Nokian Powerproof – one of them that replaced the predecessor Nokian zLine in the product line.
The tire uses Finnish proprietary Dual Zone Safety technology: the asymmetric tread pattern is conventionally divided into two zones – Power Zone (“capacity zone”) which is responsible for first-class handling on a dry track and Wet Safety Zone which is responsible for advanced resistance to aquaplaning and traction on a wet road.
In tests the model demonstrates balanced high results on a dry and wet not inferior in productivity to other premium tires.
A high-speed summer tire with an asymmetric tread pattern from the Italian manufacturer that is continuing the legendary Pzero line.
The tire provides excellent coupling quality on dry and wet asphalt and is also used as a stock option for many high-speed cars.
Summer tire from the Dutch manufacturer intended for aggressive and ultra-fast driving in powerful cars.
The design of the tire is very similar to the usual UHP Vredestein Ultrac Vorti tire: it has the same asymmetric tread, central rib and wide channels for aquaplaning resistance. In addition, it is impossible not to notice the pronounced outside shoulder that provides confident cornering and stable handling.
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