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The Vredestein Wintrac Pro answers the growing market demands in the 17-inch and higher ultra-high-performance segment. The new winter tyre makes no concessions in terms of performance, offering maximum grip while cornering, short stopping distances on wet roads and great handling, even at high speeds. The Wintrac Pro is available in speed rating Y, making it appropriate for use at speeds of up to 300 km/h for a large number of sizes. The tyre merges an attractive design (created in collaboration with Giugiaro) with advanced technology.
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.
Wintrac Pro tyre review
Average based on 65 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
25.03.2022fromRafe Saunders I have pulled out double decker busses up hills on snow covered roads (5 inches deep) with ice patches without the need for snow chains with these tyres. I also drive to Italy on these tyres in the summer and have no issues with them running in 35C.
These tyres are exceptional!.
10.06.2021fromMaurice Varney The tyres provide sure-footed grip in all conditions giving confidence to my drive.
17.05.2021fromKevin Huge improvement on tyres supplied with car - it is an EV so grip when accelerating from start is very important on wet and snowy roads as it picks up speed very quickly. I live in rural area with hills and had quite a snowy and icy winter - although it is a 2x4 car I did not have any problems on snowy roads, including a need to drive for work on an unploughed road in around 10cm of fresh snow in Scotland. I have used Vredestein Snowtrac on another car and find these just as good on snow and more versatile on rain, and prefer them to Michelin Alpin which are supposedly a more premium tyre.
14.03.2021fromGeorge K. Feel almost as good as on summer tyres