Proven on the circuit, the 595RS-R is highly acclaimed and much demanded for drifting, sprinting and track-day applications. The sleek design and ultra high performance of the 595RS-R makes it the number one choice for those requiring a motorsport tire but with the assured standards of a street legal tire. Even DOT approved or E-Mark approved Federal competition tyres are designed and compounded for competition use only and are not intended for highway or road use.
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.
Federal 595 RS-R tyre review
Average based on 50 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
28.08.2018fromBen Very responsive tyre, loads of feedback and perfect dry road tyre. Warms up quickly and tonnes of grip. Not bad in the wet, but no where near as good as designated premium wet tires. Would definitely recommend for a summer fun vehicle.
04.11.2015fromDave brilliant tyre, I run all summer, and do many track days, 90% as good on track as more expensive tyres, yet usable on the road. hard wearing. downsides are noise and comfort, but thats not what you buy track tyres for! lol.. recomended
21.09.2015fromRupean Excellent,use these on track and grip in excellent, shame they cut up in the middle so much but still rate them highly.
07.09.2015fromKevin Fairclough Not for everyone. This is a tyre designed primarily for circuit driving not everyday road use, but if you want to enhance an eggressively sporty car with a tyre that responds well to being pushed hard in corners thin this is good value. It has a noticeably stiffer construction than regular uhp road tyres and its tread compound if pretty soft. steering if very direct but perhaps a little too lively on uneven surfaces. But its a trackday tyre really, so its all about the extra dry grip and its much better at taking the heat and abuse in that environment.