The Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
is one of the best performance values out there. I got a set last year for summer tires, and loved them.
Working at Tire Rack and taking part in our testing program
, I have naturally become a bit of a 'tire snob' so I needed to have something with top-of-the line performance, but like everyone else I have bills to pay and a finite budget.
They look great, they're some of the stickiest tires on the road and they don't break the bank, usually costing substantially less than other tires of similar performance. They're not a luxury tire, so don't expect a pillow-soft ride, but if you want ultimate grip at a moderate price, it is a hard tire to beat.