Confident sport handling on dry and wet roads
For high performance cars
The Fulda SportControl delivers exceptional control on dry and wet roads, while also lowering fuel consumption. The SportControl is designed for controlled sporty driving. Benefit from confident handling and shorter braking in wet conditions. You’ll also enjoy lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions.
- Controlled sporty driving
- Superb control in the wet
- Lower fuel consumption
- Drive with peace of mind
Controlled sport driving. Get the most from your high performance car. The tire tread features progressive humps that distribute pressure evenly across the contact patch. The result is better handling at motorway speeds, with precise cornering control.
Superb control in the wet. Drive with confidence in rainy conditions. A full silica tread compound works with Aqua Flow grooves to deliver shorter braking distances on wet roads – up to 3 meters shorter than competitors’ tyres.*
Lower fuel consumption. Lightweight construction makes the tyre easier to roll, resulting in lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In independent tests, the SportControl offered 14% lower rolling resistance than the competition.*That adds up to significant cost savings over the tyre’s lifetime.
Drive with peace of mind. The tread pattern is optimised so that wear occurs evenly across the tyre surface. This ensures a smoother, quieter ride and longer tyre life.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.