2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

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MARANGONI M-POWER
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2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

Marangoni M-Power is the new precision tool developed by Marangoni’s labs to highlight the performance characteristics of supercars and sports cars. Thanks to its innovative asymmetrical tread with optimised block binding system, M-Power is a tire with extremely progressive handling, designed for a sporting drive with maximum comfort, fast but at the same time precise and safe, able to guarantee maximum grip, exceptional road holding when cornering and minimum braking distance. The four longitudinal grooves also reduce the typical aquaplaning effect of closed sporting patterns. M-Power has been designed to highlight the power of high performance sports cars, and combines meticulous scientific research, Marangoni’s extensive racing experience and the latest production methods.

 

MAXXIS VICTRA MA-Z1
maxxis.com

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The Maxxis Victra MA-Z1 was engineered for the driver who demands the best balance between dry and wet performance. With a unique silica-based tread compound, this tire offers greatly improved traction in wet conditions, along with reduced rolling resistance. The Victra MA-Z1 also provides enhanced stability, with a solid center rib for excellent handling and stiff shoulder blocks for superior cornering. The modern unidirectional tread design improves handling in wet and dry road conditions, while the high stiffness casing offers impressive steering feedback, controllability and the confidence to take on your favorite open road.

 

MAXXIS VICTRA Z4S
maxxis.com

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The Maxxis Victra Z4S combines sporty handling, refinement and long tread life. With a solid center rib and large shoulder blocks, the Victra Z4S provides excellent cornering performance and stability. To improve refinement, the Victra Z4S features multi-pitch tread blocks and a unique casing design to minimize pattern noise and harshness. This tire also offers a specially formulated silica tread compound for improved rolling resistance and wet traction.

 

MAXXIS VICTRA RC-1
maxxis.com

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The Victra RC-1 is a tire built by racers, for racers. Whether you’re a club racer, track day enthusiast or an enduro racing warrior, the RC-1 was designed to deliver outstanding results in dry conditions while retaining excellent heat-cycle performance. The RC-1 utilizes a pattern that eliminates annoying tread-squirm and delivers great steering response, smooth break-away characteristics and consistently fast lap times. Maxxis engineers also used high-end raw materials to ensure superior durability throughout the life of the tire.

 

MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORT
michelin.ca

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The Pilot Super Sport features an asymmetric design molded of Michelin’s bi-compound tread rubber featuring a Le Mans inspired dry compound outboard side-by-side with their latest generation of wet compound inboard. The lowvoid outboard shoulder features a track type compound to withstand the stresses of high performance cornering while the notched center ribs and inboard shoulder feature a compound designed for superior performance at very high speeds and in wet conditions.

 

NEXEN N9000
nexentireusa.com

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The N9000 from Nexen features four prominent wide and straight channels in the tread design. The straight center rib block offers a serious improvement in handling. The wide shoulder design offers an upgrade in cornering stability. The organic design of the lateral grooves offer a resistance to hydroplaning on wet roads. With a size range of 16- to 20-inch and 55 to 35 series, the N9000 fits many popular sport compacts and sport sedans.

 

NITTO NT05
nittotire.com

2012 Performance Tire Buyers Guide

The NT05 is a max performance tire that was developed through extensive computer simulation modeling and on-track testing. These rigorous development procedures helped produce a street tire that provides precise and responsive handling and performance. Knowing the tire is responding to your inputs will inspire your confidence. The specifically formulated tread compound and reinforced internal construction were engineered to emphasize dry road response, traction, handling, and high-speed capabilities.

 


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