With summer over and most of the U.S. feeling their first cool temperatures of fall, many are mourning the loss of another autocross season. For a lucky few however, ambient temperatures will stay warm enough to allow for "spirited driving" for some time to come.
Based on our testing and customer feedback, the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec continues to be one of the leading Extreme Performance Summer tires for dry and wet handling for the enthusiast driver. In fact, sets of these Dunlop tires were used by our Project STR team for wet traction competition at the 2011 SCCA Solo Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska!
This particular Dunlop auto tire was developed for serious sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan enthusiasts looking for race tire-like traction on the street or for autocross and track events. The Z1 Star Spec is also designed for the drivers of lighter weight vehicles who are often confronted with working tire temperatures up to the point of generating peak grip.
If you are one of the lucky ones who doesn't have to deal with Old Man Winter's cold temperatures, take a look at what customers have said about their experience with the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec:
"I am on my second set of these tires and all I can say is, they are phenomenal! They are very good when used at the track." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2002 Volkswagen GTI VR6
"These tires can grip! I have been taking corners a little faster than normal and have not had any loss in grip when cornering. These are great tires and road noise is at a minimum." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2009 Honda Civic Coupe
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