Earlier this week I had the pleasure of traveling to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to participate in the Acura High Performance Driving School. The course allows drivers of all skill levels to explore the world-renowned track using provided cars and equipment.
Although equipped with roll cages and necessary safety equipment, the Acura TSXs we drove were mainly stock and were equipped only with anti-roll bars and sticky Kumho Ecsta XS tires. Having been on a couple of different tracks using various tires, I was very impressed with how the Kumhos held up in comparison to others I had previously tested. When pushed at the limit, they took the track abuse well, remained extremely sticky and did not slide.
Admittedly, these sorts of tests are my favorite as they allow me to make appropriate recommendations to grassroots and professional racers alike that are looking for great performance without breaking the bank. These tires feature a stiff sidewall allowing for very little roll and soft tread compound that loves to grip. The Kumho Ecsta XS is available in a range of sizes from 15"-19" and provides maximum traction in dry conditions and overall great performance with an outstanding price.
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