This is a ultra performance summer tire. It is not made for temperatures below 50. When warmed up, I have taken curves at 100 mph and lost no traction. The car was literally glued to the road. This tire is not for everyone, but if you buy the SVT with the track pack, it is made for the track. Thus these are track tires. Of course you can break them lose. My GT500 has a tuner and some other mods so it is making over 600 horsepower to the crank. The tires are going to break lose. Better the tires than some part of your mechanicals. Hope this is helpful.