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The Vredestein Ultrac Satin is a summer tyre featuring a brand-new construction and compound. The focus during development was on safety and comfort. Superior handling and short braking distances are achieved through the use of a unique, traction-enhancing resin in the tread and Z-shaped sipes in the profile. The asymmetric profile and optimized footprint ensure excellent control when driving and a reliable steering response. Five highly energy-efficient compound improvements in the tread, tread base, sidewall, carcass and rim strip, as well as the optimised tyre geometry, reduce energy loss by 16%, providing a low rolling resistance (and therefore lower fuel consumption) without compromising the grip on a wet road.
Traction-enhancing resin in the tread
Asymmetric profile and advanced oval footprint
Optimised tyre geometry, 5 highly energy-efficient compound improvements
Profile designed by Giugiaro
Superior handling and short braking distances on wet surfaces
Optimal control and reliable steering response
Low rolling resistance (B label) for reduced fuel consumption
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Ultrac Satin tyre review
Average based on 132 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
19.08.2019fromROY HILTON THE ULTRAC SATIN IS A VERY GOOD MEDIUM CLASS TYRE WITH GOOD ALL ROUND GRIP, MAYBE A BIT SPONGY COMPARED TO THE CONTINENTALS I AM USED TO BUT ABSORBS THE UNEVEN ROADS OF TODAY BETTER THAN SOME OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE BRANDS AND A LOT MORE FORGIVING IF LIKE ME YOU ARE NO LONGER IN THE HAMILTON CLASS.
19.05.2019fromChris Much better than pirellis I bought the car with they are sharp in the wet great in the dry don't seem to be scrubbing off too quickly a real gem of a tyre saving money on premium tyres of which I don't think offer much more
22.11.2018fromPeter O These tyres do not instill the same confidence as the Bridgestones replaced. Slightly better comfort wise, but definitely generate more lateral shift and distortion than the old tyres on dry and wet roads. Too early to definitively comment on wear.