Below is a list of the speed symbols and their characteristics:

"N" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 140 Km/h (88 Mph) |

"P" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 150 Km/h (94 Mph) |

"Q" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 160 Km/h (100 Mph) |

"R" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 170 Km/h (106 Mph) |

"S" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 180 Km/h (113 Mph) |

"T" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 190 Km/h (119 Mph) |

"U" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 200 Km/h (125 Mph) |

"H" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 210 Km/h (130 Mph) |

"V" |
For cars with a speed capability not exceeding 240 Km/h (e.g. 225.55 R 15 91V) |

"W" |
For cars having speed capability not exceeding 270 Km/h (e.g. 225.60 R 15 96W) |

"Y" |
For cars having speed capability not exceeding 300 Km/h (e.g. 275.40 R 18 94Y) |

"VR" |
For cars having speed capability over 210 Km/h (e.g. 195.50 VR 15) |

"ZR" |
For cars with a speed capability over 240 Km/h (e.g. 205.40 ZR 17) |

"ZR+" "W" |
Tyres marked with both designations for cars with speed capability over 240 Km/h but not exceeding 270 Km/h |

"ZR+" "Y" |
Tyres marked with both designations for cars with speed capability over 240 Km/h but not exceeding 300 Km/h |

Graphical diagram of the speed symbols:

Max Speed (sustained) Kilometres/hr |
Speed Rating | Max Speed (sustained) Miles/hr |
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N | P | Q | R | S | T | U | H | V | W | Y | Z | ||

300 Kph | 190 Mph | ||||||||||||

290 Kph | |||||||||||||

280 Kph | |||||||||||||

270 Kph | 170 Mph | ||||||||||||

260 Kph | |||||||||||||

250 Kph | |||||||||||||

240 Kph | 150 Mph | ||||||||||||

230 Kph | |||||||||||||

220 Kph | |||||||||||||

210 Kph | 130 Mph | ||||||||||||

200 Kph | 125 Mph | ||||||||||||

190 Kph | 119 Mph | ||||||||||||

180 Kph | 113 Mph | ||||||||||||

170 Kph | 106 Mph | ||||||||||||

160 Kph | 100 Mph | ||||||||||||

150 Kph | 94 Mph | ||||||||||||

140 Kph | 88 Mph | ||||||||||||

130 Kph | 81 Mph | ||||||||||||

120 Kph | 75 Mph | ||||||||||||

Max Speed (sustained) Kilometres/hr |
N | P | Q | R | S | T | U | H | V | W | Y | Z | Max Speed (sustained) Miles/hr |

Speed Rating |