performance tires

It’s time to talk about Performance tires! I posted a list of the top All-Season Car Tires, not it’s time to discuss the top Performance tires.  If you’re looking for summer tires that grip the road and just help with overall performance?  There are the best ones out there.  I broke it into three sections to help you decide the best tires for your needs.  The groups are All-Season Performance, Summer Performance and Race Level Performance.

All-Season Performance

These tires are all-season, but provide a small boost in performance over normal all-season tires.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS All-Season Tire – 225/45R17 91W

  • All-season passenger tire for coupes and sedans
  • Enhanced performance in dry conditions
  • Improved water evacuation for outstanding wet handling
  • Increased traction in light snow conditions
  • Easy-to-read tread wear level indicators

Atturo AZ800 Performance Radial Tire – 245/30R22 96W

  • Silica based tread compound for excellent traction and long tread life.
  • Produced with ha – free oils
  • Jointless tread ply technology for high speed durability
  • Rim guard provides protection against curb damage to custom wheels

Goodyear Eagle RS-A Radial Tire – 245/45R18 96VR

  • Aggressive shoulder tread blocks for increased cornering grip
  • Asymmetric construction for enhanced handling and ride quality during straight driving
  • Wide lateral grooves for improved wet traction
  • Reliable traction in multiple driving conditions for year-round performance

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Performance Radial Tire – 225/60R16 98H

  • Longer Tire Life
  • All Season Performance
  • Improved Fuel Economy
  • Noise Reduction

Real Performance Level

These are a little pricey, but worth every penny if you’re looking for performance! Overall these tires are a little more expensive then the lower models, but there is a huge increase in performance. They will hug the road and are much quieter then All-season tires. Please realized that these are summer tires only and should only be driven in nice weather.

BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW NT High Performance Tire – 285/55R20 119V

  • Cutting-edge appearance for your tuned ride
  • Choose Traditional or New Tread to customize your look
  • Rounded shoulder profile for predictability at the grip limit
  • Excellent stability, wear, and handling under high torque loads
  • g-Control sidewall inserts for tremendous cornering force

Zenna Argus UHP Performance Radial Tire – 255/35R19 96W

  • Outstanding Ride Control: Tread designed for stability with large contact patch
  • Noise treated tread design: This baby is quiet
  • All Season Design and Mud & Snow rated for all driving conditions
  • Exceptional Wet and Dry performance for all weather conditions

Nitto NT555 EXT High Performance Tire – 275/40R17 98W

  • High-performance summer tires for sporty coupes and sedans
  • Reinforced shoulder blocks for cornering stability
  • Circumferential and lateral grooves for increased water evacuation
  • High block rigidity for maximum road contact
  • Tread compound designed to emphasize dry grip and high-speed traction

Nitto NT555 EXT High Performance Tire – 285/40R17 95Z

  • High-performance summer tires for sporty coupes and sedans
  • Reinforced shoulder blocks for cornering stability
  • Circumferential and lateral grooves for increased water evacuation
  • High block rigidity for maximum road contact
  • Tread compound designed to emphasize dry grip and high-speed traction

Racing Caliber Performance Tires

Now if you’re really looking for racing performance tires, these are for you. I wouldn’t use them for normally everyday driving and don’t think about using these in the rain or any other bad weather. But since this category is listed as Performance, I wanted to put a true performance tire on the list. Not your everyday performance tire.

Nitto NT05R Drag Radial Tire – 315/35R20 0R

  • New drag specific compound
  • Large center tread block
  • Sidewall construction with high-modulus bead filler and large shoulder blocks
  • Engineered for maximum traction at the starting line
  • Excellent dry traction and continuous contact patch

We hope that you found this list helpful. If you have any questions on what the numbers in the description mean or questions in general around buying tires or tire maintenance, check out our Car Tire Buying and Tire Care Guide.

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