Corvette C6 Run-Flat Tires: Get More for Your Money

A couple of months ago I wrote "Get More for Your Money When Replacing Your Corvette's Run-Flat Tires" that covered fitments for the 1997-2004 C5 models of Corvettes. For those of you interested in the newer C6 model Corvettes (2005-2012), the front tire size is 245/40R18 and the rear size is 285/35R19. Although the original tires on the C6 Corvette are a newer design and generally higher regarded than the C5's tires, there's always room for improvement. 

Ultra High Performance All-Season

 Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
RFT
 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
ZP


If you need to drive your C6 Corvette in near-freezing conditions or light snow, take a look at an all-season tire. Two of my favorite run-flat all-season tires are made in the C6's sizes, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP and Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT. Even if you don't need the cold weather capability of all-season tires, they're quieter and have a bit longer treadwear than their summer-only counterparts.

Summer Tires

Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT
 Michelin  MichelinPilot Sport PS2 ZP
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP


The top summer performance run-flat tires would be the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP and Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT. Keep in mind that these tires will lose much of their grip as the temperature nears freezing. They're not designed to be used on snow-covered roads or during icy conditions.

To see all options available for your Corvette, shop by vehicle.

Comments

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Doc Rings

The website does not seem to indicate that the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position tires are run-flats. When I put them in my Cart, I get a warning that my original tires were run-flats (which is true for the Corvette). Any corrections for this article...and who is correct?
Monday, May 18, 2015 by Gary

Doc,

This tire came in both non-run flat and run flat models. What size tires are you looking at?

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