Who said tyres could not be beautiful? With their nice rounded shape, tyres can be a real style statement for cars. Rims to match stylish tyres also add a touch of originality if you like to spruce up your car. If you want to see more, here is a selection of the best looking passenger car tyres, most of them available on the market.
Our selection is only based on design features as tyre tread and tread pattern… or simply our visual reaction! They are displayed in alphabetical order and is by no means a performance hierarchy.
Sports tyre: Bridgestone Potenza RE070
An asymmetric tread, an intricate pattern: a quick glance says that the Potenza RE070 sports tyre exudes high performance. Bridgestone has not designed this asymmetric striped pattern only for the look it will give the Subaru Impreza when fitted as original equipment. Indeed, the tread is there to deliver a high level of grip and a sporty drive.
All seasons tyre: Cooper Cobra Radial G/T
With its relatively simple tread pattern, the Cooper all season tyre has a polished appearance. Its key feature? White raised lettering with its name Cobra Radial G/T on the tyre sidewall and a look worthy of American cars in the 1970s. Besides its M+S marking and its all season tyre performances, the Cobra Radial G/T is reserved for drivers who want to keep the classic style of their vehicle.
Runflat tyre: Dunlop SP Sport 01 A
Amongst the best looking tyres, we chose the Dunlop SP Sport 01 A. This tyre is equipped with a run on flat system allowing you to continue driving with a puncture. It also has rim protectors to prevent scratches and any kerbing damage. At the centre of the tread, the wave-like pattern gives an additional touch to enhance its appearance. This tyre may please owners of saloons and luxury cars who are looking for sporty performance.
Electric car tyre: Goodyear BH03
At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Goodyear presented its concept tyre, the BH03. This tyre, capable of producing its own electricity, would be an additional source of energy for future electric or hybrid cars. Its futuristic aspect is in its appearance which is also used to increase its capacity to generate electricity. Likewise, the internal structure of the tyre forms a “3D network” to withstand the weight of a vehicle in the event of a puncture, thus replacing runflat technology.
SUV and van tyre: Vredestein Comtrac
Like interconnected Lego blocks, the Comtrac summer tyre for vans and SUVs has an elaborate tread pattern. Vredestein uses its technical know-how to satisfy the performance requirements of tyres used to drive on rocky terrain.
Ultra high performance summer tyre: Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta
Another sports tyre which does not lack style! With its beautiful ribbed lines, the Ultrac Sessanta is very popular with drivers looking for a thrilling experience. The Vredestein sports tyre also comes with a forward looking style imagined by Giugiaro Design. For a tyre in demand for sporty use, it still delivers a good level of comfort thanks to the HTS+ (Handling Tuned Sidewall) system.
Semi-slick tyre: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R
This semi-slick tyre is a popular choice with track day fans! The driver can head from the track to the road without having to change tyres. The Neova AD08 is another sports tyre with a directional tread pattern. Its design reminds us of a succession of flames which gives the tyre a refined but carefully designed look.
Concept tyre: Yokohama Futuro-e
To finish this list of the top best looking passenger car tyres, the Yokohama brand has recently launched a new concept tyre for SUV type vehicles: the Concept FUTURO-e. The tyre that will equip this new electric car has been developed using fuel efficiency technology: BluEarth. Yokohama has created this tyre exclusively for the new generation of vehicles from Maruti Suzuki India Limited. The Japanese tyre brand presents its innovation as a “tyre with a powerful and stylish design”. The tread combines small and large grooves with lugs, typical of SUVs.
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