A multi-talented tyre for mid class and luxury vehicles
The Dunlop SP Sport 01 is a high performance tyre that balances sporty handling and wet performance with driving comfort.
Superb performance in various conditions
High speed handling
Enhanced grip on wet
Quiet, comfortable ride
An impressive tyre, which meets the original equipment demands of many premium vehicle manufacturers. The Sport 01 promotes enhanced levels of braking and handling in wet and dry conditions and delivers low level noise and comfort A multitalented tire for mid class and luxury vehicles: Superb performance in various conditions, high speed handling, enhanced grip on wet plus quiet and comfort ride.
Reassuring road holding in both dry and very wet conditions with excellent aquaplaning resistance.
Improved fuel efficiency and reduced tread wear combined with more reassuring handling at high speed and a quieter ride.
Minimum in-car and pass-by noise, with nimble cornering due to closed outer shoulder.
Specific bead seat system. Strengthens the link between tyre and rim for a more precise driving experience. Like the grip between your hand and the steering wheel, the Specific Bead Seat System enhances control and conveys outstanding road feedback. Benefits Enhanced road feedback; greater stability and precision.
Jointless Belt (JLB). A Hybrid Overlay Technology that reduces circumferential deformations at high speeds.Benefits Superior high speed stability Jointless Belt (JLB) A Hybrid Overlay Technology that reduces circumferential deformations at high speeds.Benefits Superior high speed stability.
Maximum Flange Shield (MFS). A rim flange protection system. MFS employs a profile of rubber that runs around the circumference of the tyre above the wheel flange. This creates a protective buffer zone.* Benefits Protects expensive alloy wheels from kerbing.* Only available in select sizes.
Asymmetric Tread Design. Asymmetric tread design provides improved handling and aquaplaning resistance. The continuous center rib increases stability and precision. The asymmetric groove arrangement enhances grip on wet and dry surfaces.Benefits Improved performance on straight lines and around corners.
Rim protection that protects expensive alloys from kerbing
More responsive steering
Longer tread life
High aquaplaning resistance
Enhanced grip on wet. The full silica compound ensures high levels of grip and braking power in wet and dry conditions. Special blocks in the tread rapidly disperse water in heavy rain conditions.
High speed handling. Experience smooth and stable motorway driving. The tyre keeps its shape at high speeds for precise cornering control. The asymmetric tread pattern increases stability on straight roads and around corners.
Quiet, comfortable ride. Enjoy a quieter ride thanks to a block design that cancels out irritating frequencies. The tread pattern is optimised for even wear, increasing comfort and prolonging tyre life.
Superb performance in various conditions. The SP Sport 01 unites three key performance properties in one innovative tyre. The asymmetric tread features three distinct zones that give you an ideal balance of sporty handling, high aquaplaning resistance and smooth driving comfort.
High speed and cornering stability. The SportMaxx GT maintains its shape at motorway speeds, which helps to enhance stability and wear resistance. Pressure is distributed across the contact patch, resulting in smoother transitions from straight to corner.
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.
Dunlop SP SPORT 01 tyre review
Average based on 57 test results
Grip in dry conditions
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12.12.2014 from Lloyd Jones Excellent tyre (and service from mytyres !)
Have used them for a number of years and get around 28,000 miles.
02.08.2014 from Kevin All round good quality tyre, although too new to comment on wear rate
30.11.2011 from Adamix Brilliant. No comment.
01.10.2011 from s baleric Great tyres for the dry and wet roads, grip very well. But on the downside these tyres are appalling in the snow/ice, offering no grip at all!