Posted 19 July, 2019 at 11:41
The leading German automobile magazine for classic cars Auto Bild Klassik just published its annual tyre test, including the Vredestein Sprint Classic. The Vredestein tyre received excellent marks overall and was found to be in the top 3. According to Auto Bild Klassik, the Sprint Classic offers the best value for money, had the best grip and the shortest braking distance of all the tested models on wet roads.
The car used for the Auto Bild Klassik test was the Austin-Healey 3000 originally driven by Pat Moss as this female pioneer in the racing business and winner of many accolades in the 1950s and ‘60s became the first woman to win the Liège-Rome-Liège Rally in 1960. The magazine deliberately opted for this iconic car in order to test how well modern tyres would suit such a truly classic vehicle.
The Vredestein Sprint Classic, in size 185 R15, was subjected to eight tests on the Wachauring track just outside of Vienna: handling, braking, aquaplaning and track performance on wet surfaces and handling, braking, rolling resistance and noise on dry surfaces. The report from Auto Bild Klassik underlines that Vredestein provides “a harmonious handling with good cornering and plenty of grip on both dry and wet surfaces as well as a precise steering response with good feedback and short braking distances.”