Plesantly surprised with the New Direzza II's so far, I am very happy with the new found rear end grip under heavy throttle and agressive steering input. Normally with a heavy right foot and my old Hankook RS2's the rear end easily broke loose under normal AWD settings. So far these tires have far exceeded the Hankook's and seem like they could be a match for the Bridgestone RE11's. Time will tell if they are fully on par with the RE11's. Great tire, certainly a good match for my 450hp STi so far.