After driving on a set of the prior generation tires, you definitly notice the C2's improvements in ride comfort and wet traction. The dry grip is familiar and confident. Only negitive ... I wish the tire had an XL rating to deliver more turn-in response but that could also could detract from ride comfort. Overall ... BFG has introduced a great value in this tire when compared to the additional $141 (or more than 2x's the cost of tis tire) of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2. Save the extra $564 over the PS2 and give this tire a try ... you will not be dissapointed.