The brand-new Vredestein Quatrac Pro, the first all-season tyre fully focused on the ultra-high-performance segment, has done very well in the all-season tyre test carried out by the respected German magazine Auto Bild for its October issue. The Quatrac Pro came second out of 31 models in the test on tyres in the size 225/45 R17. Next to this great result, the Quatrac Pro came in top position in an independent third-party test organised by Tire Rack in the United States. Tire Rack describes the new tyre as “a recipe for a paradigm shift in the category.”
Auto Bild started by measuring the braking distance of 31 all-season tyre models. The ten best models were then put through a more detailed inspection consisting of 16 trials in the categories ‘dry’, ‘wet’, ‘snow’ and ‘price’. The Vredestein Quatrac Pro came second overall, and was the only tyre model to consistently score high by ending first or second in each trial carried out.
The Auto Bild experts gave the Quatrac Pro the much sought-after vorbildlich (‘exemplary’) mark overall and were especially impressed with its handling on dry surfaces, traction on snow (where it was found to do even better than the specialised winter tyre used in the test for comparison), and driving on a circular track & handling on wet surfaces. Due to the robust shoulder blocks, it was judged to be as good as the summer tyre in the test.
The Quatrac Pro’s strong results in Tire Rack’s road, wet, and dry test make it clear that it is an excellent choice even when and where winter weather isn’t a concern. The model came in first in the objective tests dry slalom, wet slalom, wet total lap time, wet lateral Gs, and wet 50-0 mph ABS stop, and second in the objective tests dry total lap time and dry 50-0 mph ABS stop.
“The new Vredestein Quatrac Pro looks like a game-changer with its excellent performance in our test during warm everyday driving conditions,” says Woody Rogers, Product Information Specialist at Tire Rack. “We’re keen to see its snow and ice capability once winter weather arrives.”
The recently launched Quatrac Pro is the first all-season tyre tailor-made for powerful cars and SUVs in the ultra-high-performance segment. As such, it benefits from a performance-oriented construction and material design, as well as eye-catching design by Italdesign Giugiaro.