AutoCross! Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec VS Bridgestone RE-11

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star SpecIs your car forum buzzing with comments about this tire or that tire but you just don't know which one wold be best for you? We have tested these and have some good information to help you decide!

The Dunlop Direzza Z1 has recorded some of the fastest times on our test track.  This is a tire that has a very fast lap speed for the price for sure. But buyer beware: This tire has a very narrow sweet spot that can frustrate beginners as much as it rewards experienced drivers. The Bridgestone RE-11 however, is the most predictable and progressive handling Extreme Performance Summer tire in the catalog. The Bridgestone RE-11 actually posted the lowest average time for our test drivers even though it is not the fastest running tire. That basically says to you that a fairly large range of skill find this tire easier to reach the limit than any other in the category.

Give them a try and let us know which you find better, too!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Norman Bonnette

I have just put a set of the R11's on my 92 Miata and found them to be GREAT. These are very sticky tires that run smooth, and quiet. They give great road feel and driver confidence. The R11's handle great in both dry and wet conditions as well. I would say without a doubt they are the best tire I have mounted on any of my cars for performance.

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