Very few things are as disappointing as having a car that fails to live up to your expectations, especially not having the best summer tires for when you want to go all out. As such the importance of finding the right tires for your car is critical. For the novice and casual motorist, a quick glance at leading manufacturers gives an idea of where to go. But even then, big brands can have numerous tire models in the same segment. Ideally one’s gut is often enough to point one in the right direction. However, if you are a bit stumped, there are some proven options out there.

Michelin PILOT SUPER SPORT

Michelin PILOT SUPER SPORT Full - 660x550

17"
205/45R17
215/45R17
225/45R17
235/45R17
245/40R17
245/45R17
18"
215/40R18
225/35R18
225/40R18
225/45R18
225/50R18
235/40R18
235/45R18
235/50R18
245/35R18
245/40R18
245/45R18
255/35R18
255/40R18
265/35R18
265/40R18
275/35R18
275/40R18
285/35R18
295/35R18
19"
225/35R19
225/40R19
225/45R19
235/35R19
235/40R19
245/30R19
245/35R19
245/40R19
255/30R19
255/35R19
255/40R19
255/45R19
265/30R19
265/35R19
265/40R19
275/30R19
275/35R19
275/40R19
285/35R19
285/40R19
295/30R19
295/35R19
305/30R19
305/35R19
325/30R19
345/30R19
20"
225/35R20
235/35R20
245/30R20
245/35R20
245/40R20
245/45R20
255/30R20
255/35R20
255/40R20
255/45R20
265/30R20
265/35R20
275/30R20
275/35R20
285/25R20
285/30R20
285/35R20
295/30R20
295/35R20
305/25R20
305/30R20
315/35R20
325/25R20
335/30R20
345/30R20
21"
245/30R21
245/35R21
255/35R21
265/30R21
265/35R21
285/30R21
285/35R21
295/25R21
305/25R21
325/30R21
22"
295/30R22
90 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Capable wet performance with class-leading dry performance
  • Superior handling in spirited driving
  • Quiet and comfortable while cruising
  • Excellent tread wear life thanks to clever construction
  • Supplied as original equipment on some of the world’s fastest supercars
The Bad
  • Summer only, shouldn't be used in near freezing temperatures and on snow or ice
  • Can be a little noisy compared to other tires
Dry Traction96
Cornering Stability95
Steering Response94
Ride Quality89
Noise87
Wet Performance90
Treadwear82

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport has been sitting atop the ultra- high performance road-going tire market since its introduction in 2010 and comes with an unmatched tread wear warranty of 30,000 kilometers. The Pilot Super Sport is comfortable in everyday travel and performs sublimely in spirited driving. Add to that Michelin’s obsession with cutting edge tire technology with their excellent record at races like Le Mans and it’s not hard to see why the Pilot Super Sport wins awards and comparison tests like they’re going out of style.

BFGoodrich G-FORCE SPORT COMP-2

BFGoodrich GFORCE SPORT COMP2 Full - 660x550

15"
195/50R15
195/55R15
16"
205/45R16
205/50R16
205/55R16
215/55R16
225/50R16
225/55R16
245/50R16
255/50R16
17"
205/45R17
205/50R17
215/45R17
215/50R17
225/45R17
225/50R17
225/55R17
235/45R17
245/40R17
245/45R17
255/40R17
255/45R17
275/40R17
18"
215/40R18
215/45R18
225/40R18
225/45R18
235/40R18
235/45R18
235/50R18
245/40R18
245/45R18
255/35R18
255/40R18
255/45R18
265/35R18
275/35R18
275/40R18
19"
245/40R19
245/50R19
255/35R19
255/40R19
275/40R19
285/35R19
20"
245/45R20
255/35R20
255/45R20
275/40R20
84 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
Dry Traction92
Cornering Stability90
Steering Response90
Ride Quality78
Noise73
Wet Performance87
Treadwear80

Bridgestone POTENZA RE-11

Bridgestone POTENZA RE11 Full - 660x550

16"
205/45R16
205/55R16
225/50R16
245/45R16
17"
205/45R17
255/40R17
18"
225/40R18
225/45R18
235/40R18
245/40R18
265/35R18
265/40R18
275/40R18
19"
225/40R19
235/35R19
245/35R19
245/40R19
265/35R19
275/30R19
285/35R19
305/30R19
325/30R19
86 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Top class traction and grip on wet surfaces
  • Great feedback
  • Extraordinary cornering ability
  • Dry performance is just amazing in general
The Bad
  • Noticeably noisy
Dry Traction94
Cornering Stability94
Steering Response92
Ride Quality82
Noise82
Wet Performance81
Treadwear79

The Bridgestone Potenza Re-11 is an extreme performance summer tire that will allow the drivers of sport cars, coupes and sedans to get the best out of their car. It provides world class traction and grip on both wet and dry surfaces. Cornering at all speeds is balanced and precise, and the steering is insanely responsive. The Potenza Re-11 gives you a whole new level of control over your car. They’re a bit on the noisy side, however that’s to be expected from an extreme performance tire.

Bridgestone POTENZA S-04 Pole Position

Bridgestone POTENZA S04 Pole Position Full - 660x550

16"
205/55R16
17"
205/45R17
205/50R17
215/45R17
225/45R17
235/45R17
235/50R17
245/40R17
255/40R17
18"
215/45R18
225/40R18
225/45R18
225/50R18
235/40R18
235/45R18
245/35R18
245/40R18
245/45R18
255/35R18
255/40R18
255/45R18
265/35R18
265/40R18
265/45R18
275/35R18
285/30R18
285/35R18
19"
225/40R19
225/45R19
235/35R19
235/40R19
245/35R19
245/40R19
245/45R19
255/35R19
255/40R19
265/35R19
265/40R19
275/35R19
275/40R19
285/30R19
285/35R19
295/30R19
305/30R19
20"
245/35R20
245/40R20
255/35R20
275/35R20
285/30R20
295/30R20
86 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Surprising ride comfort for a max performance tire
  • Incredible traction, handling and braking on wet surfaces
  • High-levels of cornering grip
  • Wears less than you'd expect
The Bad
  • None that stand out
Dry Traction93
Cornering Stability90
Steering Response90
Ride Quality85
Noise84
Wet Performance88
Treadwear72

The Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position is a maximum performance summer tire developed for the drivers of sport cars, coupes and sedans. It’s a tire for serious drivers who want to push the capabilities of their high-performance car. On dry pavement, the Potenza S-04 Pole Position is an absolute joy to drive. Traction, handling, braking, and cornering grip are all fantastic. And they’re equally as impressive on wet surfaces. Also, for a max performance summer tire, ride comfort is surprisingly good and so is the tread wear. The Bridgestone S-04 Pole Position is a tire that helps you get as much driving enjoyment as possible.

Continental EXTREMECONTACT DW

Continental EXTREMECONTACT DW Full - 660x550

17"
205/45R17
205/50R17
225/45R17
225/50R17
235/50R17
285/40R17
18"
215/40R18
225/40R18
235/40R18
235/50R18
245/45R18
255/45R18
285/30R18
285/35R18
285/40R18
295/35R18
19"
225/40R19
225/45R19
245/45R19
255/30R19
265/30R19
305/30R19
20"
245/45R20
255/35R20
275/35R20
335/25R20
21"
245/35R21
85 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Perfect grip in dry weather conditions
  • Little to no understeer
  • Smooth and comfortable ride due to soft compound
  • Improved rain grooves in tread pattern delivers superior wet grip
  • High-speed braking massively improved and much more stable
The Bad
  • Noise levels increase as tire starts to wear
Dry Traction90
Cornering Stability85
Steering Response83
Ride Quality87
Noise83
Wet Performance88
Treadwear77

Are you in need of a powerful maximum performance tire? Do you want a balance of affordability =, tread wear, grip and comfort? The Continental ExtremeContact DW is the perfect tire for drivers who want a mix of all out handling and comfort. They have to traction to handle themselves in both wet and dry conditions. But wet performance is where they really make their mark. Wet traction,handling and braking is amazing. They hold your car tightly to the road so you can feel safe,confident and secure as you slice through water. While relatively quiet, noise levels can increase as they begin to wear. Do you value money just that bit more than performance? Are you looking for a quiet, comfortable ride with a long tread life? Then the Continental ExtremeContact DW is the tire for you.

Michelin PILOT SPORT PS2

Michelin PILOT SPORT PS2 Full - 660x550

17"
205/50R17
205/55R17
225/45R17
235/50R17
255/40R17
265/40R17
275/40R17
335/35R17
18"
225/40R18
235/40R18
245/35R18
245/40R18
265/35R18
265/40R18
285/30R18
295/30R18
295/35R18
315/30R18
19"
235/35R19
245/35R19
245/40R19
255/35R19
255/45R19
265/35R19
275/35R19
275/40R19
285/35R19
285/40R19
295/30R19
305/30R19
20"
265/30R20
305/35R20
21"
245/35R21
265/35R21
22"
255/30R22
295/25R22
87 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Excellent steering feel makes this a great tire for drivers
  • World class dry traction and handling
  • Great wet weather performance
  • Will truly maximize your car’s performance
The Bad
  • Below average tread life
  • Fairly expensive
  • Produces a slightly harsh ride
Dry Traction94
Cornering Stability93
Steering Response92
Ride Quality85
Noise85
Wet Performance86
Treadwear73

The Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 is specifically designed for use on high-powered sports cars. If you’re looking for a tire that will significantly improve your car’s capabilities, you’ve found it. These tires deliver exceptional dry grip without sacrificing wet weather performance in both dry and wet conditions. However, don’t expect them to last you that long, as the tread wear is a bit below average. The Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 is exclusively for serious drivers that want to maximize their car’s potential and are not afraid to pay for it.

Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Dunlop DIREZZA DZ102 Full - 660x550

15"
195/50R15
195/55R15
205/50R15
205/55R15
16"
195/50R16
205/45R16
205/50R16
205/55R16
215/50R16
215/55R16
225/50R16
225/55R16
17"
205/45R17
205/50R17
215/45R17
215/50R17
215/55R17
225/45R17
225/50R17
235/45R17
235/50R17
235/55R17
245/40R17
245/45R17
255/40R17
18"
225/40R18
225/45R18
235/40R18
235/50R18
245/40R18
245/45R18
255/35R18
255/45R18
265/35R18
275/35R18
275/40R18
19"
225/35R19
235/35R19
245/35R19
245/40R19
265/30R19
275/30R19
285/35R19
20"
245/35R20
245/40R20
255/35R20
22"
265/35R22
84 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Great combination of price and performance
  • Precise steering even in cool weather
  • Resists hydroplaning
The Bad
  • Easily develops flat spots
Dry Traction88
Cornering Stability87
Steering Response86
Ride Quality82
Noise83
Wet Performance80
Treadwear80

When it comes to seasonal tires, it is not often that one comes across a unique product that makes the cut. The cost factor that comes with owning tires made for a specific period in the year makes this segment challenging for most manufactures. As such, when a reputable brand like Dunlop comes up with a specific summer tire one can’t help but get excited. This they have done with the Direzza DZ102 tires. The Direzza DZ102s can be fitted to sports cars, high performance coupes and high spec sedans. These are high end vehicles and a Dunlop Direzza DZ102 review is one way to ascertain whether the tires are suitable for the job at hand.

General Tires GRABBER UHP

General Tires GRABBER UHP Full - 660x550

16"
255/65R16
17"
255/60R17
275/55R17
18"
235/60R18
255/55R18
19"
255/50R19
255/55R19
20"
275/55R20
285/50R20
295/45R20
295/50R20
22"
305/40R22
305/45R22
23"
305/40R23
24"
305/35R24
84 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Braking is fantastic in both dry and wet conditions
  • Great feedback when cornering
  • Hard to beat on value for money
The Bad
  • Noise picks up as tires start to wear
  • Not to be driven in wintry conditions exceeding light snow
Dry Traction91
Cornering Stability86
Steering Response87
Ride Quality81
Noise76
Wet Performance87
Treadwear79

There’s a reason why General Tires Grabber UHP is one of the top high performance tires on the market for performance pickups, sport utility and sport activity vehicles. It combines value,style and performance together perfectly. Braking and traction is solid in both wet and dry conditions. And the tough sidewalls make for great cornering with excellent driver feedback. It’s simply a great all-round tire with solid overall capability. But noise levels do tend to increase as the tires start to wear. And forget about driving in wintry conditions exceeding light snow.

Bridgestone POTENZA RE760 Sport

Bridgestone POTENZA RE760 Sport Full - 660x550

16"
205/45R16
205/50R16
17"
205/45R17
205/50R17
215/45R17
225/45R17
235/45R17
245/40R17
245/45R17
265/40R17
18"
215/45R18
225/40R18
225/45R18
235/40R18
235/45R18
245/40R18
245/45R18
255/35R18
255/40R18
265/35R18
275/40R18
285/30R18
295/35R18
19"
225/35R19
225/45R19
235/35R19
235/40R19
245/35R19
245/40R19
255/35R19
265/35R19
265/40R19
275/35R19
285/35R19
305/30R19
20"
245/35R20
255/40R20
275/30R20
285/35R20
295/30R20
84 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Very good traction in dry weather
  • Proper response during driving stunts
  • Allows for interchangeable mounting
The Bad
  • Price
  • Drivers report sidewall flexing at higher speeds
Dry Traction89
Cornering Stability87
Steering Response87
Ride Quality84
Noise84
Wet Performance79
Treadwear76

High performance and treadwear seem to be a tradeoff that most drivers have to accept. Owners of sports cars, sports coupes and performance sedans are likely well aware of this conundrum. By their very nature, performance vehicles have to overcome high levels of friction as they rapidly accelerate and when coming to a brisk stop. This can be devastating for a tire’s durability. Our Bridgestone Potenza re760 Sport review may however, suggest that this needn’t be the case. The popular brand has come up with a tire that they claim will provide all the performance thrills without compromising on tread life.

Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX GT

Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX GT Full - 660x550

18"
235/40R18
235/45R18
245/40R18
245/45R18
255/35R18
265/45R18
285/35R18
19"
245/40R19
255/35R19
265/35R19
20"
245/40R20
255/35R20
255/45R20
265/30R20
265/35R20
265/45R20
275/30R20
275/35R20
295/30R20
325/30R20
21"
255/40R21
265/40R21
275/30R21
275/35R21
84 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Sensational dry traction and grip
  • Surprisingly comfortable for a max-performance tire
  • Increases acceleration and improves braking performance
  • Offers outstanding driver feedback and responsive handling
The Bad
  • Very expensive with below average tread life
  • Not suitable for snow, ice or freezing temperatures
  • Weak sidewall is prone to damage
Dry Traction89
Cornering Stability88
Steering Response87
Ride Quality82
Noise82
Wet Performance82
Treadwear75

The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT is a max-performance summer tire that trades off wet grip capabilities and ride comfort to deliver the maximum dry grip and performance available. If you own a high-performance sports car, and don’t mind paying the hefty price tag, then these tires can definitely help to maximize your car’s potential in dry conditions. Traction and handling is exceptional in dry weather once they warm up, and you can expect to see an instant improvement in your car’s acceleration and braking performance. But don’t expect them to last too long as they wear out quickly.

Michelin PILOT SPORT 3

Michelin PILOT SPORT 3 Full - 660x550

17"
215/45R17
18"
235/40R18
245/40R18
255/40R18
285/35R18
19"
245/45R19
255/35R19
275/40R19
20"
255/40R20
285/35R20
85 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Incredible tread life
  • Increases your vehicle’s fuel economy
  • Glues your car to the road in wet conditions
  • Improves handling and driver feedback
The Bad
  • Low level of ride comfort
  • Awful in the snow
Dry Traction94
Cornering Stability92
Steering Response93
Ride Quality81
Noise77
Wet Performance86
Treadwear70

Looking to improve your car’s performance and get value for money at the same time? Then the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 is the tire for you. It balances an outstanding tread life with precise steering response to give you more driving pleasure and greater control. With great wet traction and hydroplanning resistance for when you get caught out in the rain. And superior driver feedback so you can launch yourself deep into corners with supreme confidence. To sum it up they’re quiet, grippy and long lasting tires that will deliver 40,000 miles of driving enjoyment before they need to be replaced.

Yokohama ADVAN A11A

Yokohama ADVAN A11A Full - 660x550
83 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Enjoy a smooth, comfortable ride without any noise
  • Quick and communicative steering response
  • Brilliant dry traction and solid cornering
  • Reliable and durable with great tread wear
The Bad
  • Dangerous in the winter or on snow
Dry Traction87
Cornering Stability86
Steering Response90
Ride Quality82
Noise79
Wet Performance77
Treadwear81

Are you looking for a tire that balances sport and comfort? Do you want to enjoy a quiet, peaceful ride without the annoying noise produced by many other high-performance tires? The Yokohama Advan A11A is designed for reliable handling at high speeds, precision cornering, and above all else, comfort. With excellent tread wear and consistent traction and braking performance to keep you safe in wet conditions. But lacking the overall performance and value for money of similar tires.

Goodyear EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC 2

Goodyear EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC 2 Full - 660x550

17"
225/45R17
235/45R17
245/40R17
18"
235/40R18
235/45R18
235/50R18
245/40R18
245/50R18
255/35R18
265/45R18
275/45R18
19"
225/35R19
235/40R19
245/35R19
255/30R19
255/35R19
265/30R19
265/40R19
275/30R19
285/35R19
295/35R19
20"
235/35R20
265/35R20
82 Reviewer
Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Braking in the wet is amazing
  • Tread wear is minimal
  • Grip in dry conditions is superb
  • Delivers a high-level of comfort
The Bad
  • Traction drops off in cold weather
Dry Traction88
Cornering Stability86
Steering Response86
Ride Quality82
Noise79
Wet Performance84
Treadwear72

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is the ideal choice of tire for drivers who want a balance of performance and ride comfort. Braking, handling and steering response is extremely predictable and reliable. The Asymmetric 2 is definitely a tire you can count on. Traction is brilliant, especially in wet conditions, but does begin to drop off as temperatures start to fall. With a surprisingly long tread life, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is terrific value for money.