For drivers that want the ultimate in dry weather grip the answer is the "R-Compound" tire. These tires have sticky heat-resilient rubber compounds similar to a racing slick packaged into a design that the Department of Transportation (DOT) approves for use on passenger vehicles. (Dry) Street-Friendly Tires For drivers that plan on driving short distances to and from the track a few manufacturers make more resilient tires using less radical rubber compounds and more street-fr
Moving up one level in summer performance our next post covers summer-only tires that provide the best in response and warm-weather (wet and dry) grip but are not suitable at all for driving in even light snow. A tire in one of these categories will be found as original equipment on all sports cars and fitted on most enthusiasts cars. Based on experience, manufacturer data and extensive research the three tires we've selected represent the best in their respective categories.