Originally Posted by Qship
Just a quick follow up on this old post. I have done two long high speed roadtrips in very heavy rain, and one in constant drizzle. Wet conditions are absolutely no problem with these tires. They are sticky and even at speeds over 220kmph no hydrowedge builds.
In terms of wet braking, I had one of the closest calls ever when a fellow pulled out into the left lane on the autobahn without looking. This literally was a matter of split seconds, I dove onto the ABS since I was just wearing off speed before what I thought was certain impact. The car slowed like a ship dipping out of warp to just an eternal meter or two from his bumper with me absolutely standing on the horn. I rubbed off about 100kmph+ with no sliding or loss of control at all on a section of full wash out wet road (the kind that normally causes split second hydroplaning.) Hats off to the suspension, electronics, and tires. Fraction of second.
Sorry for the story, but these tires are more than ok in the rain.
Wow that was a close call. Glad it turned out the way it did.