Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance
The high performance tire for tough snow conditions
The UltraGrip 8 Performance is a high-performance tire built to handle the toughest winter snow conditions.
Designed to deliver superior braking performance on snow, this high performance Winter tyre uses innovative siping technology used in the famous UltraGrip 8. The UltraGrip 8 Performance also has a full silica tread compound and hydrodynamic grooves for better performance in the wet and resistance to aquaplaning.
- Confident handling on snow
- Excellent performance on ice
- High aquaplaning resistance
- Fuel-efficient design
Reduced risk of aquaplaning. Special hydrodynamic tread grooves quickly channel water away from the tire surface, helping you keep control on wet or slushy roads.
Confident handling on snow. Travel with confidence on snow-covered roads. The UltraGrip 8 Performance provides superior grip and braking on hard-packed snow, thanks to the integration of three different types of sipes. The saw-shaped central rib works like a snowplow, grabbing onto surface snow for extra traction.
Excellent performance on ice. The UltraGrip 8 Performance features a large contact patch that improves handling on ice. The silica tread compound maintains good grip at low temperatures.
Fuel efficient design. The tire’s low-weight construction reduces rolling resistance, lowering your vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
- Mix of 3 siping technologies
- Saw shaped rib at centre with variable edge angle
- Full silica tread compound using the latest mixing technology
- Directional design with hydrodynamic grooves
- Cool cushion layer
- Excellent snow handling performance
- Enhanced braking and traction on snow
- Optimum handling and braking on snow and ice
- Better aquaplaning
- Good performance on slush
- Better rolling resistance
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.