The new Micro Flexibility Compound ensures an optimum interlocking between tyre and road surface. This guarantees better acceleration and shorter braking distances at high and low temperatures – in wet or dry conditions.
The improved inner and outer tread pattern ensures best steering precision and support for lateral forces during cornering. The advanced Macro Block Design keeps you safe and in control at any manoeuvre. Stiff centre ribs and asymmetric concave longitudinal grooves greatly support overall stability.
The sophisticated Aralon350™ technology accelerates your vehicle safely up to 350 km/h. This newly designed strong Hybrid Cap Ply provides a controlled tyre growth – even at highest speeds.
The German magazine sportauto has published in issue 04/2019 the "Summer Tire Test 2019". The tested tire size was 245/30 R 20 90Y, test vehicle was a Honda Civic Type R.
The test was conducted by sportauto in cooperation with Bridgestone in Rome/Italy.
Rating for the SportContact™ 6: Very Recommended, Test Winner
About our SportContact™6
+ Best in wet overall
+ Best in dry overall
+ Best in wet braking
- Reduced Aquaplaning prevention
Secure grip in wet conditions is crucial for safe driving. Performance is graded into classes, A to G (although D and G are not currently used). The stopping distance between a class A tire and a class F tire can be as much as 18 metres.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with each subsequent class through to G increasing fuel consumption by between 0.42 and 0.56 mpg for a car which does 36 mpg.
This is the external noise made by the tire and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tires.