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 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
Tire Rack - Testing Dunlop's Latest Max Performance Summer Tire
Max Performance Summer tires blend the latest technologies into a package
that can maximize acceleration, braking and cornering power while remaining
civilized enough for the daily commute or a night on the town.
The Sport Maxx TT is the newest from Dunlop in this category. It combines a
motorsports-inspired tread compound with Touch Technology for enhanced
tire-to-driver communication and Kevlar-reinforced sidewalls for handling.
Has it maximized Max Performance? We found out when we compared it to three
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?
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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.
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 All Weather Tires
New Category of tire, the all weather tire. Provides all year traction and
convenience for Canadians. Gives you all the traction you need and saves
Tyre Safety: Premium v. Budget Tyres Wet Braking Test - Continental Car Tyres
Choosing a tyre can be difficult. They look similar and until you get them
on the car, you don't know how they are going to perform out on the road.
Watch this wet braking test to see the difference between a set of premium
tyres and a set of cheaper budget tyres that look similar but perform very
differently on the road.
The budget tyre took an average of 14 metres or 3 and 1/2 car lengths extra
to stop. When the premium tyre had come to a stop, the car on budget tyres
was still travelling at 31mph.
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 - Testing Value Priced Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
We often assume a good deal comes with a catch. After all, there is no free
When it comes to tires, there is a wide range of brands, products and
prices. Finding the best balance of performance and price yields a good
value. Among today's Ultra High Performance All-Season tires, there are a
number of good choices. How do they perform?
Tire Rack Tire Test - Testing Max Performance Summer Tires Tuned for North American Drivers
Driving in the U.S. and Canada vs. Europe or Asia is very different. The
condition of our roads, the mix of urban driving plus extended highway
cruising and even consumer preference vary. Continental Tire recognizes
this as they develop tires tuned specifically for North American drivers.
To find out how well their most recent example, the ExtremeContact DW,
meets the needs of the North American market, Tire Rack compared it to
three other Max Performance Summer tires: the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric,
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 and Pirelli's P Zero.