Writer Matt Hankes
Car: Audi TT
Tires: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
location: London

Quiet tires

It has been fairly dry lately with not much precipitation to challenge my new R2's. This has given me the chance to marvel at how quiet the R2's are. I'm sure you're familiar with the sound a pick up truck makes going down the road. You can hear the tires forever. My Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV tires are 275/60 R18 so they are substantial in size. The fact that tires that big are almost silent on the pavement is impressive. The dry pavement handling is impressive as well. These new R2's are not unlike the WR2's that I had on my Audi S4. The Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV feels and sounds like a summer tire.

Supposedly, there is snow in the forecast for where we live in Vermont. I can't wait to see how the R2's do in some heavy snow.