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 Max Performance Summer Tires
We always look forward to testing Max Performance Summer tires — the
proverbial running shoes for cars. They're the pinnacle in tire technology,
blending the latest in tread compounds and internal components with highly
To find out how they drive, we selected several of the best and two of the
newest to compare.
Tire Rack - Dunlop Direzza ZII Introductory Track Drive
When rumblings of a replacement for the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
began, its fans debated the pros/cons of any change while they waited to
see if improvements could be made without losing the good in an already
The goal was simple if not easy: improve dry traction/handling without
sacrificing any wet/wear characteristics.
We found out if they succeeded in this preview of the Dunlop Direzza ZII.
Tire Rack - Latest vs Greatest Max Performance Summer Tires
Max Performance tires deliver an unsurpassed blend of dry/wet traction and
handling for the street via high-tech materials and advanced manufacturing.
They aren't hampered by the inherent compromises of an all-season tire. And
unlike Extreme Performance tires, they have good road manners.
How do the newest compare to the top tires in the category?
Tire Rack Tire Test - Testing the New Extremes of Extreme Performance Summer Tires
Extreme Performance Summer tires are not ordinary by any standards.
Designed to bring race tire-like performance to the street, today's Extreme
Performance Summer tires are capable of delivering ultimate dry traction
levels on par with yesterday's dedicated track tires. All this while still
providing longer treadwear and more reasonable road manners than any track
tire could ever deliver.
This year there is a bumper crop of new Extreme Performance Summer tires
with new products from Bridgestone, Kumho and Yokohama. Watch how these new
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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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Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
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British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.
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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Hankook Ventus V12 Evo Review
Hankook Ventus V12 Evo Review - Installed on Dodge Charger with about
15,000 miles on them. Get more details at
This Charger originally came with Goodyears's that melted in about 12,000
miles. My customer installed Hankook Ventus V12 Evo and is totally happy
with them. He says they ride and handle great.
Hankook Tire: The Future of Tyre Design
The high performance tyre of the future will be very different to the tyres
we drive on today, if the results of a recent design competition are a
A Hankook Tire competition in the US has challenged some of the country's
brightest industrial design students to imagine the role of tyres in
automotive design from new angles.
The winning entry by University of Cincinnati student Ben Zavala took the
brief somewhat literally, with his Tiltread car tyre rolling into corners
at an angle like a motorcycle tyre.
Zavala's breakthrough idea was to split the tyre into three parallel ring
sections, each mounted on a corresponding split section of wheel.
As the wheel turns and leans, the three tyre sections are individually
raised or lowered, allowing them all to maintain traction with the road
Tiltread's wheels are hubless and contain an electric drive motor which
varies power to each tyre section, allowing the sections to spin at
different rates during cornering.
University of Cincinnati associate professor Ralph Zammit said the
competition demonstrated just how great an impact improvement in tyre
design could have upon the overall efficiency, ecology and economy of road
"Hankook proposed a very challenging assignment that provided the students
with real-world insights as to how tyres are currently designed,
manufactured and the performance issues they must address," said associate
"Students were especially encouraged to consider sustainability needs such
as reducing and reusing raw materials."
Second place in the competition was taken by Mark Hearn who imagined an
off-road tyre called Motiv, which features numerous height-variable,
non-pneumatic tread blocks that can adapt to extremely rough terrain
without risk of blow-out.
Third-placed Miranda Steinhauser's proposal for an eco-friendly tyre also
impressed the competition judges.
The Tessela tyre's easily removable tread components allow consumers to
replace worn-out tread when required, rather than the whole tyre carcass,
reducing tyre waste and landfill.
Models of the first, second and third placed tyres were displayed on the
Hankook stand at the 2012 SEMA automotive show in Las Vegas.
Tire Rack - Extreme Performance Summer Tires
BFGoodrich introduced the Extreme Performance Summer category with their
g-Force T/A KD. Its dry traction and handling approached the level of
R-compound tires, but stayed street friendly. To reestablish itself in the
category, they launched the g-Force Rival to rival the dry performance of
other category tires.
Tire Force Test
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