Editor choice

Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT Review

The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT is a great choice for a summer tire due to its excellent grip and handling in wet or dry conditions. While it may not be the best choice for winter, it offers decent comfort and a smooth ride on the summer roads. Additionally, the treadwear of this tire is quite good, making it a reliable option for lasting journeys.

8.2Expert Score

Max Performance Summer

Wet Performance
Dry performance
Comfort performance
Treadwear performance
Dunlop Tires
Dunlop Tires
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT outperforms 91% of tires in the Max Performance Summer category.
  • Great grip and handling in wet or dry conditions.
  • Decent comfort and a smooth ride.
  • Nice treadwear and reliability
  • Noise after enough wear
  • Not the best choice for winter

The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT is a Max Performance Summer tire designed for sports cars, potent coupes, and high-performance sedans to deliver maximum performance. The SP Sport Maxx GT tires are created to give excellent driver feedback and responsive handling in the summertime, meaning that are unusable in any freezing temperatures together with the snow and ice.

The SP Sport Maxx GT features an asymmetric tread design with firm tread blocks and a continuous middle rib, which is molded from Dunlop Motorsport’s highly developed carbon black tread compound. Altogether it provides the tire`s constant contact with the surface and improves the vehicle`s handling and high-speed controllability on the road.

Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT Tread Pattern

The tire’s internal frame is made of two steel belts that are bolstered by Dunlop’s Hybrid Jointless Band (JLB) spiral-wrapped Aramid for high-speed durability and weight reduction. Tires with a rayon cord casing and distinct bead enhance high-speed capability and ride quality.

Wet performance

The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT is a great choice for those looking for amazing wet-weather performance. These tires feature great treadwear and grip the road exceptionally well with no skidding or wheel spinning, even in heavy rain. With their outstanding traction and confident handling, one can be sure to enjoy a safe and comfortable ride no matter the conditions.

8.3Expert Score

Hydroplaning resistance
Wet traction

Dry performance

The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT is a great choice for drivers who want outstanding dry performance. With superb traction and steering, this tire provides confidence and peace of mind on the road. Whether you’re driving in straight lines or around corners, the SP Sport Maxx GT will give you the performance you need to get where you need to

8.8Expert Score

Cornering stability
Dry traction
Steering response

Comfort performance

The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT is a tire that provides a smooth, quiet ride with great comfort. It is perfect for highways and other roads where you want a decent and comfortable ride. These tires grab and ride great, with low road noise. The only downside is that the road noise from these tires increases when their resource is about to end.

8.2Expert Score

Ride quality
Noise score

Winter&snow performance

The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT is a great summer tire with both excellent wet and dry performance. However, SP Sport Maxx GT was not developed to meet winter conditions, even mild ones. The tire couldn`t be stored or used in any freezing temperatures let alone be used on ice or snow.

7.7Expert Score

Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
Ice Traction

Overall, the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT is a great tire with great grip and handling in both wet and dry conditions. It has decent comfort and provides the driver with a smooth ride, and is also fairly reliable. However, it can be quite noisy after enough wear and may not be the best choice for winter driving.

Custom Cars Riding on Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
235/40ZR1895Y XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″25 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.5″8.3″25.4″823DE
235/40R1891Y SL240 AA A51 psi10/32″25 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.5″8.7″25.4″823DE
235/45ZR1894Y SL240 AA A51 psi10/32″23 lbs187.5-9″8″9.3″8.3″26.3″794DE
255/35R1894Y XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″25 lbs188.5-10″9″10.2″9.2″25″836DE
255/35R1894Y XL240 AA A50 psi100/32″25 lbs188.5-10″9″10.2″9.2″25″836DE
265/45ZR18101Y SL240 AA A51 psi10/32″29 lbs188.5-10″9″10.5″9.2″27.4″764DE
255/35ZR1996Y XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″27 lbs198.5-10″8.5″10.3″8.9″26.1″799DE
245/40ZR20(99Y) XL240 AA A50 psi9/32″28 lbs208-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.5″27.7″754DE
255/35R20(97Y) XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″25 lbs208.5-10″9″10.2″8.4″27″774DE
265/30ZR20(94Y) XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″29 lbs209-10″9.5″10.7″9.2″26.3″795DE
265/35R2099Y XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″31 lbs209-10.5″9.5″10.7″8.7″27.3″765DE
265/45ZR20(108Y) XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″34 lbs208.5-10″9″10.5″9.2″29.4″711DE
265/45ZR20(108Y) XL240 AA A50 psi8/32″35 lbs208.5-10″9″10.5″9.1″29.4″712DE
275/35ZR20(102Y) XL240 AA A50 psi9/32″31 lbs209-11″9.5″10.9″27.6″758DE
295/30ZR20(101Y) XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″30 lbs2010-11″10.5″11.9″11″27″774DE
255/40R21102Y XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″31 lbs218.5-10″9″10.2″9.1″29″720DE
265/40ZR21(105Y) XL240 AA A50 psi8/32″35 lbs218.5-10″9″10.5″9.1″30.4″689DE
275/35ZR21(103Y) XL240 AA A50 psi10/32″31 lbs219-11″9.5″10.9″9.5″28.5″732DE
275/35ZR21(103Y) XL240 AA A50 psi9/32″31 lbs219-11″9.5″10.9″9″28.5″732DE

Enable registration in settings - general