2014 Auto Review Max Performance Tyre Test
A 444bhp Mustang Boss 302 might not be the last word in car dynamics, but it's what the Russian magazine Auto Review have chosen to use for their 2014 Max Performance tyre test. Wearing massive 255/40 R19front tyres, and 285/35 R19 rears, this was never going to be an "ordinary" tyre test, and the inclusion of a drifting test only highlighted the testers were out to have fun driving while getting their data.
After the clinical nature of German tyre tests, this is a great way of being different, and could put a different spin on the overall results. But it didn't.
The Continental still won thanks to a commanding wet performance, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport was still excellent in the dry and wear tests but lacked a little in the wet, the new Hankook had another a strong all round performance and the Goodyear was still a great all round tyre... other than aquaplaning, which has never been a problem in smaller sizes.
Locul 1: CONTINENTAL SPORT CONTACT 5P AO
Dry: 28 / Wet: 46 / Comfort: 8 / Noise: 8 / Wear: 9
Locul 2: MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORT
Dry: 29 / Wet: 42 / Comfort: 9 / Noise: 9 / Wear: 10
Locul 3: GOODYEAR EAGLE F1 ASSYMETRIC 2
Dry: 26 / Wet: 46 / Comfort: 8 / Noise: 9 / Wear: 9
Locul 4: HANKOOK VENTUS S1 EVO2
Dry: 26 / Wet: 47 / Comfort: 7 / Noise: 7 / Wear: 9
Locul 5: BRIDGESTONE POTENZA S001
Dry: 25 / Wet: 42 / Comfort: 9 / Noise: 9 / Wear: 10
Locul 6: PIRELLI P ZERO CORSA
Dry: 30 / Wet: 36 / Comfort: 7 / Noise: 9 / Wear: 6
Locul 7: KUMHO KU 31
Dry: 21 / Wet: 35 / Comfort: 8 / Noise: 8 / Wear: 9