If you drive a sporty, high-performance car, you want the best performance tires on it – especially when it comes to replacement tires. If you want a no-brainer, go for the same brand your car currently has, but if you want to upgrade, here are some excellent choices for best performance tires.

  • Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 — In a tire test of the best performance tires, Car and Driver awarded first place to Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires, commenting: “As an all-around, high-performance tire, you can’t beat this Goodyear. It was the best performer in all three wet-track tests and was very competent on the dry.” As with other makers of high-performance and performance tires, Goodyear has several Eagle F1 tires available.
  • Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 – Michelin has a number of high-performance tires, and the Pilot Sport PS2 is original equipment on sports cars such as BMW M3, Porsche 911, Cadillac CTS-V, and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Micheliin Pilot Sport PS2 offers high-performance cornering, outstanding wet and dry performance. TireRack.com observes: “The Pilot Sport PS2 is a maximum performance summer tire member of the Michelin Pilot family of low-profile, high-speed tires….It combines world-class dry-road traction, handling and cornering.”
  • Dunlop SP Sport Signature – This line includes W- and Y-speed rated ultra high performance all-season radials developed to deliver year-round performance for drivers of sport cars, sporty coupes, and high-performance sedans. It blends treadware, handling and traction on dry and wet roads, as well as in light snow. Motor Trend comments: “The Dunlop SP Sport Signature and SP 60 tires are recognized… [by] Consumer Digest as among the best products in their categories, both earning a Consumer Digest ‘Best Buy’ designation.”
  • Continental ContiSportContact 3 – Developed for drivers of powerful sports cars, sport coupes, and luxury sedans, Continental’s ContiSportContact 3 tires feature an asymmetric design with solid tread blocks and continuous rib on the outboard shoulder to improve responsiveness and cornering stability. TireRack.com says: “The ContiSportContact 3 is designed to combine outstanding braking capability and agile steering precision.”
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE050A – Designed as a maximum performance summer tire, the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A is original equipment on the supercharged Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG sedan, while Potenza Scuderia version is used on the 12-cylinder Enzo Ferrari supercar, and run-flat version used on  BMW Z4 and 5-Series sedans. Road & Track, reviewing performance tires, said of the Potenza RE050A Pole Position tire: “The significance lies in the tire’s compound and construction. The main focus… is to improve handling response over the standard RE050A and prolong traction throughout the life of the tire, while an increase in silica content enhances wet-traction capability.”
  • Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07 – Developed for sports car, sports coupe, and performance sedan enthusiasts, the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07 is Yokohama’s extreme performance summer tire. These tires are original equipment on Lotus Elise, for example. As for trucks, the Yokohama Geolander HT/S, as reported in Modern Tire Dealer, was named a Consumer Digest Best Buy in Performance SUV/truck.
  • Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07 – Developed for sports car, sports coupe, and performance sedan enthusiasts, the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07 is Yokohama’s extreme performance summer tire. These tires are original equipment on Lotus Elise, for example. As for trucks, the Yokohama Geolander HT/S, as reported in Modern Tire Dealer, was named a Consumer Digest Best Buy in Performance SUV/truck.

    Other contenders for best performance tires include Hankook Ventus R-S2 Z212, BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KD, and Pirelli P Zero Rosso Asimmetrico.

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