Rim Size: R18
Speed Rating: V
Load Index: 99
Fuel Efficiency: B
Wet Grip: B
Noise Level: 72
The manufacturer Vredestein describes this tyre as quiet, comfortable and sporty. The Sportrac 5 is the successor of the Sportrac 3, and guarantees even better rolling characteristics and performance than its predecessor. It delivers exceptional stability and comfort and superb performance regardless of the weather or road conditions. The tyre was designed in cooperation with the Italian-based Giugiaro Design, which took on responsibility for the appearance of the Sportrac 5's tread and sidewalls. As a result, the tyre is characterised by a number of features including shading at the base of the four longitudinal grooves, which lends the model a sporty character and underlines the asymmetry of the tread.
The tyre features a tread wear indicator which means that its condition can be easily checked in a matter of seconds, increasing driving safety. The Vredestein Sportrac 5 is also notable for its outstanding grip and exceptional durability. The central grooves of the tread feature special design elements which provide the flexibility necessary to achieve low rolling resistances and enhanced road holding. The tread ensures that stresses are distributed evenly over its entire surface, resulting in an optimum and balanced performance. The designers of the tyre used the Handling Tuned Sidewall technology together with a robust construction and firm external shoulder to guarantee sporty performance and dynamic driving. The intelligent distribution of the tyre's tread blocks is the outcome of many months of tests and contributes to low levels of tyre noise, whereas the five longitudinal grooves for water dispersal mean that the tyre is notable for its exceptionally short braking distances, even on very wet roads.In 2016, Vredestein Sportrac 5 won the ADAC test for size 185/65 R15 tyres.
Information about the manufacturer:
Vredestein is a Dutch-owned company which has been present on the market since 1945. The brand's range includes tyres for passenger cars, agricultural vehicles, vans, retro vehicles, 4x4 vehicles, lorries and bicycles. The company's headquarters and its oldest production facility are based in the Netherlands.