Wintrac Pro takes podium in Auto Bild Sportscars winter tyre test
The German auto magazine Auto Bild Sportscars recently carried out its annual winter tyre test, and designated the Vredestein Wintrac Pro as one of the best among the models evaluated. Apollo Vredestein’s ultra-high-performance tyre was one of two to receive the prestigious vorbildlich (‘exemplary’) label.
Auto Bild Sportscar put 10 tyres in size 255/35 R19 through their paces in its test, which consisted of 14 trials in the categories ‘snow’, ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. The Wintrac Pro did especially well in handling and circuit speed on wet surfaces as well as aquaplaning. The Auto Bild Sportscar experts were impressed with its “outstanding performance on snowy and wet roads, good safety reserves during aquaplaning, precise steering, short braking on wet surfaces and stable dry handling.” Overall, they found the Wintrac Pro to have “a balanced performance at the highest level.”
Published in the November issue of Auto Bild Sportscar, the results follow a series of recognitions enjoyed by the Wintrac Pro in the German car press this autumn. The tyre was already among the top six out of 53 models in sister magazine Auto Bild’s winter tyre test and received the bronze in comparable reviews carried out by Auto Motor Sport and Autozeitung.
The Wintrac Pro
The Vredestein Wintrac Pro ensures short stopping distances on wet roads, superb grip while cornering and excellent controllability, even at high speeds. Its superior performance is due to a tread pattern with smart sipe and groove directions, an optimised footprint and an advanced tread compound designed specially for handling and braking on wet, snowy and icy surfaces.
The Wintrac Pro was presented during a high-profile launch at The Tire exhibition in Cologne in 2018 as an unrivalled winter tyre for powerful cars, including the BMW 5-series, Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Volvo XC90. It has proven a great success as Apollo Vredestein’s answer to the growing demand for ultra-high-performance tyres in the size range of 17 inches and above.