This tire changed the literally performance of my car. It already handled very well but, the performance increase provided by the Conti Extreme Contact DW was noticeable from the first day. I reccomended them to a friend that has a highly modified Audi S4, he too had the same reaction as mine. I can't imagine a better Bang for the buck tire. In fact, trying to find a better performing tire would probably cost hundreds more and the gain you would be achieving wouldn't be worth the performance/dollar amount.