Tire Rack - Testing Value-Priced Max Performance Summer Tires
When looking for a value, one doesn't often find maximum performance. And when you want the absolute maximum in performance, it's rare to find a real value.
There's a group of value-priced tires delivering handling that lands them solidly in our Max Performance Summer category. But how well do they combine a blend of excellent traction and reasonable pricing?
Tire Rack - Testing Value Priced Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
General and Kumho provide good performance levels paired with attractive
pricing. Both have recently released new Ultra High Performance All-Season
tires, so we decided to evaluate them side-by-side, along with two other
value-focused tires from the category: the General G-MAX AS-03 and Kumho
Ecsta 4X tires with the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 and Yokohama AVID
Tire Rack Tire Test - Raising the Bar: Testing New Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
Tire companies always work to improve on successful designs. Many succeed,
but not all. Continental hit a home run with the ContiExtremeContact Ultra
High Performance All-Season tire but then challenged their design team to
improve dry road handling and road manners without sacrificing winter
traction. Their solution is the new ExtremeContact DWS.
Pirelli faced a similar challenge with the popular P Zero Nero M+S as they
developed the P Zero Nero All Season.
Did Continental and Pirelli succeed in raising the bar? Watch the video to
Tire Rack - BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Introductory Drive
We got an advance look at the g-Force Sport COMP-2 before it was available
to the general public and had the opportunity to drive on production-spec
tires, comparing them to several other popular Ultra High Performance tires
in the marketplace. Here's what we learned about BFGoodrich's improvements
to this second-generation tire.
Jessi Lang - Tire Types 101 with Tire Rack
Jessi Lang, host of Wide Open Throttle, visited Tire Rack, the Official
Tire and Wheel Supplier for Automobile and Motor Trend magazines, to get
the answers to some basic tire and wheel questions. First things first,
"Tire Types 101."
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Hankook Ventus V12 Evo Tire
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Ventus V12 evo K110 Summer / Performance Tires by Hankook. This is a new
concept in ultra-high performance road tires that delivers exceptional
control, braking and comfort. Engineered to provide superior handling and
feedback for drivers of performance cars.
- Ground contact pressure is evenly distributed for optimal handling and
- Efficient water drainage for traction in wet conditions minimizes risk
- Improved acceleration performance and reduced pattern noise
The Ventus V12 evo K110 utilizes the latest technology to maximize steering
response and improve high-speed stability while the tire's water drainage
system ensures safety on wet surfaces. The K110 is a street tire with the
proven Ventus Ultra-High Performance tread compound. The directional tread
of the tire gives a sophisticated look and improves traction while
preventing against hydroplaning.
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Everything That You Wanted To Know About Tires
In this video, Jeremy from 1A Auto explains everything about car and truck
tires. Read below for helpful tire math, and the Speed, Load, and Class
- Tire Sizes
- Tire Age
- Tire Construction
- Tire Speed Ratings
- Tire Load Ratings
Here is a Tire Load Rating Quick Reference
Here is a Quick Reference for Tire Classes, Construction, and Acronyms
Bonus info (because we love math)!
Want to figure out how wide a tire is in inches? Just multiply the width by
the magical number .03937.
Example Tire Size: 235/45/17
235 x .03937 = 9.25 inches wide (This is the width at the widest. Usually
the tread itself is slightly less, because the tire "balloons" slightly at
Want to figure out the overall height of a tire in inches? Just do the math
below. It's easy!
Example Tire Size: 235/45/17
235 x .45 = 105.75 (That's the total height of the sidewall in
millimeters. Now we need to convert it to inches.)
105.75 x .03937 = 4.16 inches
Now since the diameter of the entire tire includes two sidewalls and a
wheel diameter, we have to add them all up...
17 + 4.16 + 4.16 = 25.32 inches
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Hankook Tyre Comparison
A car wearing worn tyres which are low on air pressure will take almost two
full car lengths longer to stop from 100km/h on a wet road. This video
shows the results of a test just released.
The leading Australian tyre and suspension engineer who conducted the
tests, Graeme Gambold, says: "That's the difference between going straight
through the intersection, straight into the car or truck in front of you,
or hitting a pedestrian -- it's that significant,"
Tyremaker Hankook commissioned to conduct the braking tests as part of its
tyre safety public awareness campaign called Pump it Up.
Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 Features & Technology
The new Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 (H452) represents the ideal balance of an
ultra-high performance tyre, without compromise in safety, and will be one
of Hankook Tyre Australia's volume selling tyres.
The S1 noble2 features a triple-radius profile that maintains maximum grip
under ultra high performance all-season driving conditions, and offers
lower rolling resistance for increased fuel efficiency. The tyre was also
developed through the use of 3D vibration analysis technology which
produces an advanced mould profile, designed to deliver uniform contact
pressure on the tyre's centre and shoulder blocks for secure braking
performance. Straight rib blocks are applied to the outside of the tyre to
reduce road noise.
Advanced 3D 'kerfs' have also been applied to the tyre to reinforce winter
traction and prevent wear without hampering wet and dry handling
The S1 Noble2 is available in 16-inch to 20-inch sizes, from 215 to 245
cross section, with aspect ratios of 40 to 55 and a W (270km/h) speed
rating. Priced from just $160 (incl. GST), this will allow entry into the
Hankook Great V8 promotion, until Jan 31, 2014, for as little as $640 for
the purchase of four S1 noble2 tyres.
For more information on the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2, visit
Hankook Ventus V2 Concept Video - Pep Boys
The Hankook Ventus V2 Concept H437 is for drivers with a passion for
performance. This tire delivers all-season traction no matter the weather
with its innovative Twister System 3D Wave Pattern Channel that forcibly
removes water from the tread contact patch, so you always have control.
The Hankook Ventus V2 Concept is available at your neighborhood Pep Boys
Auto Store today and shop online at
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Modifying the 2013 Subaru BRZ! The First Change a Driver Should Make - Wide Open Throttle Episode 39
On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang heads to Indiana to
experience firsthand the impact tires have on a vehicle's performance.
Find out how the 2013 stock Subaru BRZ behaves on the track and see the
difference a one-inch increase in tire-size makes in its overall
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Cheap tyres versus expensive tyres - What Car?
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Cheap rubber might be easy on your wallet, but is it really worth the
saving? We tested a selection of budget tyres against three premium brands
to find out.
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