My tires are old and hard – and it they have to be replaced. This was the first time I spent considerable amount of time researching tires. I asked some folks on FerrariChat.com and looked online for reviews.
I got 3 members of FerrariChat and Car and Driver (http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/monsters-of-grip-nine-summer-performance-tires-tested-comparison-test) recommend the Michelin Super Sport as “the best” max performance tire – only problem is, they don’t make it in the original spec size for the Mondial. One person recommended the Bridgestone Potenzza – (which got 2nd place in the car and driver test) but alas – not available in the original size either…
Which leaves only two tires left – (based on the Car and Driver comparison test)
The Hankook was a little bit cheaper (The Yokohama’s had a $80 rebate through TireRack) –but reading the review got me hooked:
“Tire Rack’s Rogers spends half a year managing a fleet of seven test cars and more than 100 test drivers. He said that on any given day with a single driver, the Michelin, Yokohama, Toyo, or Hankook might finish quickest in a dry autocross because of variances in driving styles. But, on average, the Yokohama ends up the winner, meaning more drivers go quicker with this tire than any other. “
Placed an order!