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The Ultrac Vorti is an Ultra High Performance tyre in the absolute top segment of the market. The tyre was developed in close collaboration with the Italian design company Giugiaro, and its slimline design and asymmetric profile give this tyre an extremely sporty and unique appearance. The tyre excels in terms of grip, handling, comfort and braking behaviour on both dry and wet road surfaces. By making use of innovative technologies, the tyre is also surprisingly quiet.
The Ultrac Vorti is also available in rear axle sizes with an adapted profile and specially-tailored structure, especially for sports cars that have different tyre sizes on the front and rear axle. Due to the fact that it is the front tyres that dissipate the majority of the water when the road surface is wet, the focus for the rear tyres was on increased grip and stability.
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 Vorti tyre review
Average based on 181 test results
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08.05.2020fromPhil Thelwell These have been a very good choice of tyre and a little surprised they are not more commonly available. Big plus for me has been the cost saving with no discernible trade off in either performance, durability or comfort.
18.08.2014fromMark Excellent tyre all round. I previously only purchased Continental whichare excellent also but the Vreds is as good if not better. Its marginal but the Vreds are cheaper and therefore my preference.
14.05.2014fromNickb So much better than the previous original tyres on this car. Bought these after reading reviews on here and they were right. Better tyre and cheaper
04.03.2014fromMartin Good replacement for Bridgestone Potenza.