2023 Summer Tire Market Overview

Every year it becomes harder and harder to argue that the German publication AutoBild aren't leading the tire testing game, and once again they seem to be a huge step ahead of everyone else.

For their 2023 summer tire test, AutoBild have started with fifty 225/45 R18 tires, mostly ultra high performance tires but also some touring bias rubber, and put them through a huge dry and wet braking test.

As always, the real fun will be published in the full review in a few weeks where the top twenty tires from this test will be put through a full examination, but this braking data does give us some interesting insights.

Once again Hankook dominate braking with the Ventus S1 Evo3, with the shortest average and the best performance in the wet, but the updated Pirelli P Zero PZ4 is now pretty close in the wet. The full test will include wear testing, so it will be interesting to see how these two tires perform when run on for a long time.

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is again excellent overall, as is the new Continental PremiumContact 7 and Michelin Pilot Sport 5. It's also great to see Yokohama up near the front with the Advan Sport V107, a tire we hope to test later this year.

Dry BrakingGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 33.2 MTriangle SporteX TH201: 40.3 M
Wet BrakingHankook Ventus S1 evo 3: 24.8 MZeta Alventi: 40.3 M

If you've scanned down to the results, you should have noticed at least one surprise, that is the Linglong Sport Master finishing seventh overall! Linglong have been quietly improving their products for year, so this isn't a huge surprise, but if it does that well in the full test it will be a huge step forward for the Chinese brand.

Bridgestone might be disappointed with the performance of the new Turanza 6, as will Continental as their tier 2 brand Semperit finished near the end of the field.

Stay tuned for the full test in a few weeks which will really show us how the top twenty tires stack up. 

Wet

Dry

Results

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1st: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+0.1 M99.7%
Wet Braking1st100%
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2nd: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Wet Braking4th+0.6 M97.64%
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3rd: Pirelli P Zero PZ4

Pirelli P Zero PZ4
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+0.8 M97.65%
Wet Braking2nd+0.1 M99.6%
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4th: Yokohama Advan Sport V107

Yokohama Advan Sport V107
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+0.3 M99.1%
Wet Braking4th+0.6 M97.64%
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5th: Continental PremiumContact 7

Continental PremiumContact 7
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+0.5 M98.52%
Wet Braking3rd+0.5 M98.02%
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6th: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

Michelin Pilot Sport 5
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking7th+0.9 M97.36%
Wet Braking7th+1.2 M95.38%
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7th: Linglong Sport Master

Linglong Sport Master
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking11th+1.2 M96.51%
Wet Braking6th+1 M96.12%
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8th: Falken Azenis FK520

Falken Azenis FK520
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+0.5 M98.52%
Wet Braking12th+2.2 M91.85%
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9th: Maxxis Victra Sport 5

Maxxis Victra Sport 5
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking7th+0.9 M97.36%
Wet Braking10th+1.9 M92.88%
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10th: Toyo Proxes Sport 2

Toyo Proxes Sport 2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking7th+0.9 M97.36%
Wet Braking11th+2.1 M92.19%
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11th: Sava Intensa UHP 2

Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking10th+1.1 M96.79%
Wet Braking16th+2.6 M90.51%
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12th: Kumho Ecsta PS71

Kumho Ecsta PS71
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking15th+1.9 M94.59%
Wet Braking9th+1.8 M93.23%
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13th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking13th+1.6 M95.4%
Wet Braking12th+2.2 M91.85%
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14th: Nexen N Fera Sport SU2

Nexen N Fera Sport SU2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking12th+1.4 M95.95%
Wet Braking14th+2.4 M91.18%
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15th: GT Radial SportActive 2

GT-Radial SportActive 2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking22nd+2.7 M92.48%
Wet Braking15th+2.5 M90.84%
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16th: Bridgestone Turanza 6

Bridgestone Turanza 6
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking19th+2.5 M93%
Wet Braking17th+2.8 M89.86%
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17th: Uniroyal RainSport 5

Uniroyal RainSport 5
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking36th+4.1 M89.01%
Wet Braking8th+1.7 M93.58%
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18th: Fulda SportControl 2

Fulda SportControl 2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking14th+1.7 M95.13%
Wet Braking24th+4.2 M85.52%
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19th: Giti GitiSportS2

Giti GitiSportS2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking21st+2.6 M92.74%
Wet Braking21st+3.3 M88.26%
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20th: Kleber Dynaxer UHP

Kleber Dynaxer UHP
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking22nd+2.7 M92.48%
Wet Braking19th+3.2 M88.57%
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21st: Ceat SportDrive

Ceat SportDrive
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking22nd+2.7 M92.48%
Wet Braking22nd+3.5 M87.63%
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22nd: Federal Evoluzion ST 1

Federal Evoluzion ST 1
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking17th+2.3 M93.52%
Wet Braking24th+4.2 M85.52%
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23rd: Avon ZV7

Avon ZV7
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking32nd+3.7 M89.97%
Wet Braking19th+3.2 M88.57%
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24th: Cooper Zeon CS8

Cooper Zeon CS8
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking34th+4 M89.25%
Wet Braking18th+2.9 M89.53%
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25th: Lassa DriveWays Sport

Lassa DriveWays Sport
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking19th+2.5 M93%
Wet Braking26th+4.5 M84.64%
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26th: Laufenn S Fit EQ+

Laufenn S Fit EQ Plus
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking17th+2.3 M93.52%
Wet Braking29th+4.8 M83.78%
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27th: Sumitomo HTR Z5

Sumitomo HTR Z5
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking28th+3 M91.71%
Wet Braking23rd+4.1 M85.81%
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28th: Gripmax SuperGrip Pro Sport

Gripmax SuperGrip Pro Sport
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking16th+2.2 M93.79%
Wet Braking31st+5.2 M82.67%
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29th: Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Plus
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking27th+2.9 M91.97%
Wet Braking27th+4.7 M84.07%
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30th: Apollo Aspire 4G

Apollo Aspire 4G
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking30th+3.3 M90.96%
Wet Braking30th+5 M83.22%
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31st: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking26th+2.8 M92.22%
Wet Braking34th+6.1 M80.26%
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32nd: Infinity Ecomax

Infinity Ecomax
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking32nd+3.7 M89.97%
Wet Braking32nd+5.6 M81.58%
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33rd: Sportiva Super Z+

Sportiva Super Z+
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking22nd+2.7 M92.48%
Wet Braking38th+6.6 M78.98%
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34th: Barum Bravuris 5HM

Barum Bravuris 5HM
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking40th+5 M86.91%
Wet Braking27th+4.7 M84.07%
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35th: Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3

Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking31st+3.4 M90.71%
Wet Braking35th+6.3 M79.74%
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36th: Radar Dimax R8 plus

Radar Dimax R8 plus
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking34th+4 M89.25%
Wet Braking33rd+5.8 M81.05%
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37th: Viking Protech Newgen

Viking Protech Newgen
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking37th+4.4 M88.3%
Wet Braking36th+6.5 M79.23%
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38th: Riken Riken UHP

Riken Riken UHP
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking28th+3 M91.71%
Wet Braking43rd+8.3 M74.92%
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39th: Platin RP 420

Platin RP 420
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking39th+4.7 M87.6%
Wet Braking39th+6.7 M78.73%
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41st: Semperit Speed Life 3

Semperit Speed Life 3
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking45th+5.9 M84.91%
Wet Braking36th+6.5 M79.23%
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43rd: Imperial Ecosport 2

Imperial Ecosport 2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking44th+5.6 M85.57%
Wet Braking40th+6.9 M78.23%
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44th: Zeetex HP6000 eco

Zeetex HP6000 eco
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking38th+4.6 M87.83%
Wet Braking45th+8.6 M74.25%
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45th: Rotalla RU01 S Pace

Rotalla RU01 S Pace
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking40th+5 M86.91%
Wet Braking41st+8.2 M75.15%
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46th: Minerva Radial F 205

Minerva Radial F 205
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking42nd+5.1 M86.68%
Wet Braking41st+8.2 M75.15%
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47th: Tracmax X Privilo TX3

Tracmax X Privilo TX3
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking43rd+5.5 M85.79%
Wet Braking46th+8.8 M73.81%
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48th: Tristar Sportpower 2

Tristar Sportpower 2
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking46th+6 M84.69%
Wet Braking43rd+8.3 M74.92%
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49th: Triangle SporteX TH201

Triangle SporteX TH201
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking48th+7.1 M82.38%
Wet Braking47th+14.9 M62.47%
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50th: Zeta Alventi

Zeta Alventi
  • 225/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking47th+6.7 M83.21%
Wet Braking48th+15.5 M61.54%
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