Early spring 2012 brought a new and exciting tire from BFGoodrich, the g-Force Sport COMP-2, which I wrote about soon after its release. At the time, our tire techs had been invited to test the tire at an event sponsored by the manufacturer using an assortment of vehicles in various conditions. While the results of the test were impressive, we were anxious to get the tire back home to our track and use our vehicles to get a closer look. Last month, we were able to put the COMP-2 through its paces here in Indiana and found that our initial impressions were correct that the tire can hold its own with the best in its category.
Our extensive Real World Road Ride and test track have always separated the contenders from the pretenders, and both tests provided valuable information yet again when we compared the COMP-2 to the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport, the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 and Yokohama S.drive.
At the track, the COMP-2 came in a close second in the dry to the the Potenza RE760 Sport with its excellent handling. The tire proved to be superior when the track was watered down. At the end of several days at the track, the COMP-2 proved to be a little more responsive and displayed somewhat higher cornering traction compared to the competition.
Out on the road, the COMP-2 was near the top with excellent handling at the expense of a little more road noise. Overall, just a fraction of a point separated all four tires for overall supremacy on the road.
In the end, here is how they stacked up:
- BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2
- Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
- Yokohama S.drive
- Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500
If an Ultra High Performance Summer tire is in your future, check out our full test report before making your decision.