Tyrereviews.co.uk Awards Conti 2010 Brand of the Year
Tyrereviews.co.uk has presented its awards for 2010, making Continental its Brand of the Year. The growing consumer review website, which compiles information on the year’s major tyre tests and buying guides in addition to user-generated opinions and scores, said that “Continental have been near unstoppable in 2010. Of the 11 tyre tests entered, Continental won 6 of them. Where Conti didn’t win, they placed in the top 3 positions, a truly astounding run.” The site also made Conti’s SportContact 5P Performance Tyre of the Year; Pirelli’s P7 Cinturato was Touring Tyre of 2010; Dunlop’s Winter Sport 3D was made the site’s Winter Tyre of the Year; while Hankook’s Ventus S1 Evo was made the site’s number one Mid Range Tyre. Michelin also picked up a gong for Launch of the Year after its unveiling of the Pilot Super Sport (covered in the December 2010 edition of Tyres & Accessories).
Tyrereviews.co.uk commented that the 2009-launched SportContact 5P won two out of three tyre tests in which it appeared, receiving “almost flawless praise on TyreReviews”. Pirelli’s P7 Cinturato was labelled “a breakthrough in ultra low rolling resistance tyre technology, with Auto Zeitung claiming it’s the first tyre to offer truly sporty grip and handling characteristics while still providing excellent MPG figures”. Dunlop’s Winter Sport 3D scored well in seven tyre tests, winning four of them, while users of TyreReviews praised “their performance in both the snow and on dry and wet roads”. The Hankook Ventus S1 Evo was praised for “(competing) with the premium brands… Winning the AMS summer tyre test” and scoring “well in nearly every tyre test it entered in 2010”.
Meanwhile TyreReviews expected Michelin’s Pilot Super Sport to “feature heavily in 2011”, having launched in “a stunning location [Dubai], over 10,000bhp spread across £2 million + of cars and an interesting tyre to boot.” The website also looked forward to the launch of Continental’s “first track day tyre, the Continental Force Contact”.
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