The latest Dunlop Sport Classic tires offer classic car owners the best of both worlds: a classic look and feel, combined with modern handling and braking performance. The latest construction and compound technologies provide excellent grip, stability and steering in dry and wet conditions. And at the same time, the tread pattern still has this typical authentic look cherished by classic car owners.
MODERN SILICA COMPOUND Excellent wet grip and braking performance Adaptability to road surface for increased road contact.
STATE-OF-THE-ART REINFORCED OVERLAY MATERIAL Stability and steering precision also at higher speeds Stronger carcass maintains tire stability and steering up to higher speeds.
LATEST SHOULDER BLOCK TECHNOLOGY Modern dry handling and braking performance fit for classic cars Robust shoulder blocks with reinforced connection between the blocks provide increased stiffness to optimize force transmission.
CLASSIC TREAD PATTERN WITH BLOCKY DESIGN AND OPTIMIZED GROOVES Enhanced grip on wet roads and aquaplaning resistance as in modern tires High number of multi-oriented blocks generating numerous biting edges for increased grip and efficient groove distribution design for better water evacuation.
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.