Dunlop SP Sport 01 A/S review
What is it?
The Dunlop SP Sport 01 A/S is an ultra high performance all season tire designed for performance-oriented coupes and sedans, sport trucks, and even sports cars that see year-round use. Served as the original equipment tire on certain Volkswagen Jetta models.
Strengths and weaknesses?
User data suggests that the SP Sport 01 A/S is characterized by lackluster to poor performance across essentially all evaluative metrics. Winter condition capabilities and comfort characteristics are particularly poor, with ride quality being near worst in class.
Treadlife is also notably below average for the ultra high performance all season category.
How does the SP Sport 01 A/S compare?
All of the above characteristics combine for a subjective user ranking of twenty-second out of twenty-four tires in the category. The SP Sport 01 A/S is simply outmatched by current category competition like the Continental ExtremeContact DWS & updated Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06.
Anything else to know?
Very limited sizes and inventory available. Numerous users report sidewall bubbles and structural integrity issues.
The SP Sport 01 A/S lacks performance, reliability, and durability. We suggest that you consider alternative ultra high performance all season tires when it comes time to replace your OE tires. The previously mentioned Continental options are just about can't-miss, and the Dunlop Signature HP is also strong. The same cannot be said for the SP Sport 01 A/S.
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