2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

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FALKEN TIRE AZENIS FK453
falkentire.com

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The next generation Azenis FK453 will become the new Falken flagship – our most advanced ultimate high performance tire to date. The Azenis FK453 line is set to target sports cars and ultra-luxury coupes and sedans. Offered in a wide array of sizes, from 16- to 22-inch wheel diameter, the FK453 is versatile, resourceful, and exceeds the every driver’s demand. Using the latest technologies, the FK453 delivers advances in control and grip with significant improvements in handling and reductions in road noise.

 

FIRESTONE FIREHAWK GT
firestonetire.ca

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

This tire has a dual personality. On one hand, it’s all racing-inspired in looks and performance, with a wider footprint that takes corners like a pro and traction technology that gives you rock-solid control on wet surfaces. On the other hand, an advanced technology called Veri-Pitch that minimizes pattern and road noises often found in performance tires. It doesn’t get any better than that.

 

FIRESTONE FIREHAWK™ WIDE OVAL™ INDY 500®
firestonetire.ca

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

Firestone’s flagship ultra-high performance tire, the Firehawk™ Wide Oval™ Indy 500® is tuned for confident handling on both wet and dry roads. The tread pattern centre elements promote excellent response and braking performance, while the circumferential grooves and special 3D block helps channel water out of the footprint area to improve resistance to hydroplaning.

 

GENERAL TIRE G-MAX AS-03
generaltire.ca

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The G-MAX AS-03 is a dominant all-season ultra-high performance tire that delivers precise response in dry and wet conditions with excellent snow grip. The Interlocking Tread Blocks, which allows the tread blocks to work together when interlocked to improve handling and reduce heat for increased treadlife. The G-MAX AS-03 consists of Replacement Tire Monitor technology (RTM) and Visual Alignment Indicators (VAI) to help owners detect tire wear. The RTM indicator is clearly visible on the tire’s centre rib. The VAI works through short sipes on both shoulders of the tire which visually alert owners of any misalignment. This feature allows for correction(s) to be made before the tires are ruined.

 

GOODYEAR EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC 2
goodyear.ca

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 with revolutionary ActiveBraking Technology incorporates race-derived technologies for precise handling on both dry and wet roads. A new tread compound with motorsport resins helps provide superior grip levels, leading to enhanced dry handling and dry braking performance. A lightweight, racing-derived construction also contributes to excellent dry handling, as the vehicle’s unsprung mass is reduced, for enhanced steering precision and handling. It also features a crossed-plies carcass structure, which contributes to torsion stiffness for steering precision, handling and braking on dry road surfaces.

 

 

GOODYEAR EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC ALL-SEASON (Available July 2012)
goodyear.ca

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season is an all-new design with an asymmetric tread pattern that features a Dry Handling Zone on the outside shoulder for enhanced handling and grip; an All-Season Zone on the inside shoulder for increased water evacuation; specialized Tread Compound with Functionalized Polymers – for enhanced performance characteristics, such as wet traction and dry handling; TredLock Technology – with microgrooves that provide biting edges for enhanced wet traction; and Traction Teeth – providing further biting edges for traction in rain and snow.

 

HANKOOK TIRE VENTUS V12 EVO
hankooktire.ca

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

Ventus V12 evo summer UHP tire is built with innovative tread design, HPSR silica compound and SCCT technology to provide superior precision in handling, stability under high-speed driving conditions, and efficient water channeling. Exceptional grip will be provided on both dry and wet pavements. Available in 66 sizes from 16- to 21-inch in 30 ~ 55 series. Y and W (ZR) speed rated suitable for performance driving.

 

KUMHO TIRE ECSTA 4X - TRUE ALL SEASON TIRE
kumhotire.ca

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

No matter what the weather -- live life to its fullest -- go where and how you want! The Ecsta 4X delivers class-leading ultra high performance in wet and dry conditions without leaving you stranded in the snow! With a 60,000 km limited tread wear warranty, limited road hazard coverage, the Ecsta 4X combines value and performance to give you an ultra high performance experience you cannot find anywhere!

 


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