Summer 2015 is finally here, so we've taken a look at the top 5 tyres you should be fitting to your performance sports car. Designed for normal to fast road driving, these tyres all work best in 18" inches and above, and offer some of the best grip and steering feel in the market.
Launched back in 2011, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport defined its own market segment as a fast road, maximum performance tyre a step above ultra high performance tyres. Four years, on, the SuperSport is still the the go-to tyre for many thanks to its unrivalled steering feel, impressive dry grip and low wear, all somehow combined with low noise and relatively a high comfort. Get them if you can find them in your size.
Also launched in 2011, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is the most reviewed tyre on TyreReviews, and thanks to a few updates during its life, still offers one of the best all round blends of performance, comfort and price. No top performance tyre list could be complete without the Asymmetric 2 included, and we're very much looking forward to its replacement in 2016.
Hankook have been quietly making progress with their product range over the past five years, and will be the first "new" premium tyre brand before long. For now, the Hankook Ventus S1 Evo and Evo 2 represents excellent value for money, with the both the original and new version of the tyre scoring extremely well in tests this year. Get the new '2' version if it's available in your size.
The go-to tyre for supercar and hypercar owners hasn't always tested well in the smaller sizes, but things have changed in the past few years. The P Zero is now an excellent all round tyre that's as at home on a Golf GTI as it is on an Aventador.
Unlike Hankook who have been steadily improving, Nokian have always made good tyres. Nokian are known as a premium winter brand in Europe, and as awareness of the Nokian brand spreads into the UK, the tyres are being sold in more locations than ever. They're the current top user rated tyre on TyreReviews and offer an excellent blend of performance, and mid range pricing.