When you're driving your high performance car to extremes, you need a tyre that excels when pushed to the limit, that tyre is the Avon ZZ3.
With its aggressive-looking directional tread pattern, silica-enriched rubber compound for supreme wet weather grip, and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics, you can rely on the ZZ3 to take whatever you throw at it.
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.
AVON ZZ3 tyre review
Average based on 64 test results
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14.02.2014fromDaniel Due to a pothole, I had to fit a set of ZZ3 4 days before attending a trackday. These tyres were tortured on a warm dry track for a full 200km, heat cycled to the point of turning blue! They have since been my wet tyre on 2 other track days as well as road tyres for any other occasion. I am impressed! They were never intended to be put through what I have done with them and the tread wear has been very stable. Corning force was logged at just over 1G by Harry's lap timer. Get them again? without question!!!
12.02.2014frombexton excellent wear, very good grip in dry and extremely reassuring in wet. would highly recommend
06.02.2014fromPete Although I have read some poor reports of this tyre - I also read good reports. I originally decided to buy as Avon was a familiar name unlike many. I have now bought these tyres for 3 different cars (audi and porsche) and I have found them to be excellent value premium and safe tyre. I have taken many sharp corners at speed without any problems and I have never lost my grip in the wet. Definitely will buy again.