Vredestein Wintrac Pro review

Former summer champ Vredestein has been absent from our tests since 2016

Former summer champ Vredestein has been absent from our tests since 2016. It’s good to see the firm back in our winter test, a category that was its own in the UK before the interest in swapping tyres for the seasons grew. The Wintrac Pro was launched in 2018 and is designed for the performance end of the market; perhaps that explains its bias towards wet and dry abilities. It scores two podiums in the dry and is sharper than most on the handling track.

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That liveliness is repeated on the wet handling circuit, where it has good front-end grip, allowing you get on the throttle earlier. It is less assured on snow, though, where it ranks seventh across the four tests. The balance is not so good, because the strong front prompts the rear to move more than most. Fuel economy is disappointing for a new design, too.

We say: Strong in wet and dry, but snow grip and fuel economy need work

Blackcircles.Com says: This isn’t the best-known model, but buyers who do choose this tyre leave favourable reviews. They particularly focus on the Wintrac Pro’s good grip in wet weather conditions

Overall 97.70%5th
Snow braking95.10%8th
Snow traction94.50%7th
Snow circle92.70%9th
Snow handling95.30%7th
Straight aquaplaning92.60%4th
Curved aquaplaning95%5th
Wet braking95.30%7th
Wet handling97%4th
Wet circle98.40%4th
Dry braking98.40%3rd
Dry handling99.50%3rd
Rolling resistance76%9th
Cabin noise92.40%8th
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