Tire Rack Tests Extreme Performance Tires

Extreme performance summer tires are developed as street tires, so they can be daily driven in warm weather. Their concentrated focus, however, is on track performance and fast lap times.  Recently, Tire Rack took a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, Dunlop Direzza ZIII, Falken Azenis RT615K+ and the Hankook Ventus R-S4.  What did Tire Rack learn?  Read up on results here, or watch the video below.



Tire Rack, family-owned and headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, is America’s largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories. Their team of over 100 test drivers (their sales team) tests tires from every major tire manufacturer on the company’s state-of-the-art, 11.7-acre test facility. The findings are then posted on the company’s website, www.tirerack.com, where consumers can make an educated decision on a tire, wheel or performance accessory purchase.


Tire Rack has also collected results from over 150,000 consumer surveys representing over 2.3 billion miles of real-world tire data, the largest known cache of such information anywhere. In addition, various testing and informational videos are available online in their Video Center at www.tirerack.com/videos. Since 1979, Tire Rack has grown from a single-point retail store in Indianapolis to encompass over 2.7 million square feet of space in nine distribution centers across the country. A diverse and broad in-stock inventory from 26 major tire and 60 wheel brands can be delivered anywhere in the country, most in one business day. A national network of over 7,500 independent Recommended Installers is available to assist customers with installation of their purchases.