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The Ultrac Sessanta is one of Vredestein’s aces in the Ultra High Performance (UHP) segment. The Sessanta is based on the strong points of the Ultrac series and has been optimised even further to give very good steering and handling characteristics. Giugiaro Design has given the Ultrac Sessanta a revolutionary design, with a line pattern that clearly shows that performance comes first.
The name Sessanta refers to sixty years of Vredestein’s existence in Enschede. In tribute to Vredestein’s unique collaborative partnership with Giugiaro Design, “sixty” is written in Italian: Sessanta.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
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 SESSANTA tyre review
Average based on 1,011 test results
Grip in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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Kilometers driven 12,799
09.10.2015fromMark.J Shame this tyre is no longer in production. Hope the new series is as good.
23.01.2015fromAnthony Randall an excellent tyre good value for money
10.12.2014fromKiran Only on front two tyres.Rear are existing tyres. Gripped exceptionally well in the summer. Seems to be less traction in icy conditions. The additional thickness of the tyre wall provides great protection for alloys when parking up against kerbs!
03.09.2014fromLeszek This tyre is all about sport design they looks brilliant. Tyres are very good in vet and dry condition hard to turn on traction control so they not loosing touch with road. Noise level is ok the same like my old Pirelli. Fuel consumption is maybe bit higher.Vredestein is Netherlands company and this tyre are made in Netherlands not like some big brands tyre you can think they are Germany but on tyre is made in ... I'm Happy with this Tyre