I have had Yokohama s.drive, absolute abysmal tire, and Continental contisport contact 2, which were a good tire to start with but wouldn't buy again, but this tire is a luxury. quiet ride, smooths out the bumps unlike the other tires, you would feel every single thing on the road. on this tire not only does it soften the bumps but also takes care of the pot holes. great aggressive looks on the tire, and most of all, awesome handling.
the difference is immediately when I got on the car. What is most impressive is the fact of its cornering and the way it handles on the rain and through puddles of water, its like there wasn't even any water. the tires sticks so well to the ground, its pretty hard for me to peel out when taking off, making the car launch very well.
to sum it up its pretty much a tire that i would have expected for a real sports tire to act. I would buy them again for my SS in a heartbeat.