Falken, Michelin, Pirelli and Nitto Rated Top UHP Performers in US
The US publication Consumer Reports has rated the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 and Pirelli P-Zero best overall in tests of 21 different ultra-high performance summer tyres for the November issue, with both models achieving “Excellent” scores. Consumer Reports also tested a group of 15 different all-season, UHP tyres for the same issue. In that group, the magazine rated the Falken Ziex ZE-912 and Nitto Neo Gen ZR best overall-again with “Excellent” scores.
The Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 achieved an overall score of 85 points in Consumer Reports testing, coming in slightly ahead of the Pirelli P-Zero. Both tyres were reported as providing superior dry and wet grip and handling. The Michelin displayed a slight edge for hydroplaning resistance while the Pirelli had an edge in dry and wet handling.
There was a near-tie, too, in Consumer Report’s tests of the all-season ultra-high performance tyres. A fraction of a point separated the Falken Ziex ZE-912 from the Nitto Neo Gen ZR. After scores were rounded, both finished with 85 points overall. The Falken and the Nitto offered impressive wet and dry braking. While delivering only fair performance in snow conditions, these all-season tyres still proved themselves far better on wintry roads than those models made specifically for summer use.