Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Described by the company as providing “unrivalled winter performance for the most powerful cars”, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro is Apollo Vredestein's brand new ultra-high-performance winter tyre.
It is the successor to the highly popular Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S.
Apollo Vredestein created the Wintrac Pro to address the growing demand for winter tyres in the 17-inch and larger UHP segment. The Dutch company launched it at The Tire Cologne in June 2018, using the slogan 'safety through technology.'
The evolution of Vredestein's tyre technology is is indeed clear to see in its impressive design and construction. Offering optimal grip and control, the Wintrac Pro is a winter tyre that was created to perform.
The Wintrac Pro demonstrates an innovative use of materials. Its compound features a unique combination of resin with a high silica content. This ensures the best possible handling and braking performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions.
Furthermore, the Wintrac Pro also features a state-of-the-art tread pattern. Its optimised directional sipes and grooves, as well as its sharply angled centre grooves and shoulder sipes, serve to improve handling in snow. At the same time, horizontal sipes in the central section of the tyre optimise acceleration and maximise grip while braking.
Moreover, the Wintrac Pro has a long and oval-shaped footprint. This is important because a footprint like this increases water evacuation from the tread, which in turn improves wet performance. What's more, a round footprint, such as that displayed by the Wintrac Pro, creates a more direct steering response and improves cornering ability.
Apollo Vredestein wanted to create a tyre that was not just excellent in design, but also when put to the test. The Wintrac Pro has therefore been subject to extensive laboratory and outdoor winter testing.
Vredestein Wintrac Pro Features
- Shorter stopping distances in wet conditions
- Impressive handling performance, even at speed
- Combines attractive design with advanced technology
- Available in speed rating Y (for use at speeds of up to 300 km/h) for a large number of sizes
Vredestein Wintrac Pro Tests & Reviews
The Vredestein Wintrac Pro is a relatively new addition to the market, so there are very few customer reviews or independent tyre test results currently available.
However, some data exists from internal testing carried out by Apollo Vredestein. These tests compared the Wintrac Pro to its predecessor, the Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S. They found that it provided handling that was 15% better on snow and demonstrated a 10% improvement on wet braking distances.
Vredestein Wintrac Pro Images
Vredestein Wintrac Pro Sizes
The Wintrac Pro is currently available in 35 sizes. The range will eventually be extended to more than 100 sizes.
This first set of sizes released is based on cars like the new Audi A6, BMW 5-series and Mercedes C-Class, as well as models from other premium manufacturers.
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