Driving precision with DuPont™ Kevlar®. The Dunlop SportMaxx TT is powered by DuPont™ Kevlar®.
Drivers of high performance cars want to experience the dynamics of their vehicle. To experience this requires superior dry handling, high-speed stability, excellent acceleration and reduced braking distances. Dunlop has created the SP SportMaxx TT ultra high performance tyre to provide outstanding grip and driving pleasure. Precision handling, powered by DuPont™ Kevlar® - for high performance sports cars: Driving precision with DuPont™ Kevlar®, superb handling and cornering, excellent grip and braking.
Multi Radius Tread Technology for significantly better control
Touch Technology for a total driving experience
Kevlar Apex for improved driving precision
Great steering response at high speeds
Very good wear resistance
Rim protection that protects expensive alloys from kerbing
Excellent acceleration and braking performance
Very good control on dry and wet surfaces
Excellent grip and braking ability. Enjoy superior grip and shorter braking on wet and dry, thanks to a unique tread compound containing motorsports derived nanoparticles. The asymmetric groove arrangement enhances grip further, giving you more control at motorway speeds.
Driving precision with Kevlar® technology. The SP SportMaxx TT benefits from DuPont™ Kevlar® technology to bring performance to a higher level. This tough compound creates a stiffer sidewall, leading to improved driving precision. Dunlop Touch Technology ensures high levels of responsiveness and road feedback.
Superb handling and cornering. The tread design of the SportMaxx TT manages the pressure across the tyre more effectively, improving handling performance on wet and dry. Smooth transitions from straight to curve give you more time to feel the road and react, even at high speeds. Stiff shoulder blocks add extra stability when cornering.
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.
Silica-Plus Compound. A motorsport derived tread compound that delivers high levels of grip, particularly on wet roads and in low temperatures.Benefits Superb braking and acceleration performance; high grip in wet and cold-weather conditions; low wear and tear.
Nanoparticles. Tread compound mixed with nanoparticles of racing carbon black. These nanoparticles are combined with resin and polymers to provide excellent adhesion on dry and wet roads.Benefits Superior dry and wet grip, precise braking, improved wear.
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.
Variable land to sea ratio. Asymmetric tread design with a variable land to sea ratio delivers high levels of aquaplaning resistance. The massive outer shoulder block ensures rapid and turbulence free water drainage, while also ensuring outstanding cornering stability.Benefits High aquaplaning resistance; increased road contact; enhanced cornering stability and steering precision.
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.
Flatter tread profile. The new generation of Dunlop tyres features a flatter tread profile with a 4-8% bigger contact patch, depending on size and type of tyre. A bigger contact patch delivers more stability and enhanced road feedback, allowing tires to respond quickly and precisely.Benefits Increased stability and steering precision; reduced heel and toe wear; excellent cornering stability and precision; superior dry grip.
Multi Blade System. Winter driving conditions can vary greatly. From cold and dry to snow or sleet, these conditions make very high demands on a tyre. Dunlop’s multiple blade system meets this challenge head on, with different types of blades for varying winter road conditions.Benefits Consistent performance in various winter conditions.
Dual Silica Compound. This compound improves acceleration performance and promotes low wear and tear.Benefits Superb braking and acceleration performance.
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 MAXX TT tyre review
Average based on 18 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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Internal noise level
29.10.2014 from Gerald Richards Very pleased with the road-holding and tyre life on the Mercedes C Class Sport is better than more expensive premium brands. Also use the Dunlop Winter Sport 3D.
30.05.2012 from StefanG Not an inspiring drive and not hard-wearing. I'd forgive the first point if the second point was outstanding, but they are only a 'competent' tyre in my opinion. I'll be trying something else shortly as they're due for renewal
20.02.2012 from Mark poor wet driving, horrible wear...
12.06.2010 from Des Faul Nice tyre, good for summer use, really sticky but suffers from high wear as a result, , , Had Pirelli pzero neros before and would have the dunlops over them any day.