This tire has totally changed the enjoyment of my car. The test was right on the money. The car now goes exactly where it's pointed. When our group runs through the twists I have never had the slightest slip. When it's time to stop, it's like an anchor was thrown out. I can't hear any tire noise, but a Porsche 911Sc is not a Lexus. The ride is quite comfortable for a tire in this class. I have 10,000 miles on them, and I haven't hit the wear bars yet. I usually only get 8,000 miles to a rear pair, so I'm happy. As to rain, I can't give a good asesment, as I live in the desert, and don't drive it when the monsoons come. I will definitely be buying another set when these wear out.