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Extreme Performance Summer

Extreme-performance tires offer the highest level of street performance. What they lack in comfort and wet condition handling, they more than make up for with maximum dry-grip performance. While these are not specifically track tires, they are best used in situations where competition-level performance is needed. Using them for everyday short-trip driving is like using dynamite to kill flies.

Extreme Performance Summer

  1. 5.0 Nitto NT01
    2007 Extreme Performance Summer
  2. 4.5 Nitto NT05R
    2009 Extreme Performance Summer
  3. 4.5 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
    2008 Extreme Performance Summer
  4. 4.1 Kumho Ecsta PS91
    2013 Extreme Performance Summer
  5. 4.0 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R
    2014 Extreme Performance Summer

Premuim Touring Summer

  • 13" to 18" fitments available
  • Generally more comfortable and lower noise
  • Lower fuel use than UHP tires
  • Not ideal on high performance vehicles (Porsche, BMW)

These tires are designed to blend a performance tire's appearance with a passenger tire's smooth, quiet ride. Grand Touring tires are often used as Original Equipment and place more emphasis on handling and high-speed capabilities than high performance tires.

They are also almost always less expensive than their higher-performance cousins.

Premuim Touring Summer

  1. 4.7 Nokian Line
    2013 Premuim Touring Summer
  2. 4.5 Continental PremiumContact 6
    2016 Premuim Touring Summer
  3. 4.4 Nankang CX668
    Premuim Touring Summer
  4. 4.4 Toyo Proxes CF2
    2013 Premuim Touring Summer
  5. 4.2 Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun
    2014 Premuim Touring Summer

High Performance Summer

A slight step down from UHP summer tires, these are built for good performance and predictable handling at high speed, and provide good ride quality. Many OE tires, except for those on very high-performance cars, will fall into this category. HP tires are much more likely to carry “H” speed ratings.

High Performance Summer

  1. 5.0 Pirelli Cinturato P1 Plus
    2014 High Performance Summer
  2. 4.5 Nexen N'blue HD Plus
    2014 High Performance Summer
  3. 4.4 Lexani LX-Twenty
    2016 High Performance Summer
  4. 4.4 Toyo Extensa HP
    2009 High Performance Summer
  5. 4.4 Barum Bravuris 3HM
    High Performance Summer

Max Performance Summer

Max Performance Summer tires are designed to offer the highest blend of dry/wet traction and handling via the latest in design and technology.

They're the pinnacle in tire technology, blending the latest in tread compounds and internal components with highly engineered designs.

Max Performance Summer

  1. 4.8 Nitto NT05
    Max Performance Summer
  2. 4.6 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    2012 Max Performance Summer
  3. 4.5 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
    2017 Max Performance Summer
  4. 4.5 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
    2011 Max Performance Summer
  5. 4.5 Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position
    2011 Max Performance Summer

Ultra High Performance Summer

  • Typically 18" and above
  • Designed with sporty handling in mind
  • Ideal for performance cars
  • OE fitment for margues like Porsche, BMW

UHP summer tires are generally low-profile, high-steering, response monsters made for cornering the hottest cars at the hottest speeds. They will almost always carry “V” or higher speed ratings. Their wet conditions capabilities will be more toward the useless side.

UHP tires can handle the extra horsepower of sports cars, but they’re pricier and don’t last as long as regular all-season tires.

Average predicted tread life is 35000 miles.

UHP tires have been around for decades but were traditionally found on high-end sports cars. Now more and more manufacturers are offering them on performance-tuned versions of mainstream vehicles, such as the Buick Regal GS, Chrysler 300S, and Ford Fiesta ST. Even the Chevrolet Impala and Lincoln MKZ come in versions that can be outfitted with UHP tires

Ultra High Performance Summer

  1. 4.7 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
    2008 Ultra High Performance Summer
  2. 4.6 Falken Azenis FK453
    2011 Ultra High Performance Summer
  3. 4.6 Nitto NT555 G2
    2015 Ultra High Performance Summer
  4. 4.6 Toyo Proxes T1R
    2007 Ultra High Performance Summer
  5. 4.5 Nitto NT555 EXT
    Ultra High Performance Summer