Jul 8, 2011 update to the Mazda MX-5 Miata project car

STR Tire Smackdown

John Rogers leans into the tight right-hand 180 on the new Tire Rack test course.

Trying to figure out which tire to race on for the rest of the summer? We’re about to make that decision a little easier.

Drivers Chris Harvey and John Rogers put our red Mazda MX-5 through its paces on the Tire Rack test track, comparing six different 245/40R17 Extreme Performance tires in both dry and wet conditions.

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Hankook Ventus R-S3 Z222

Kumho Ecsta XS

Toyo Proxes R1R

Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Results from the dry-weather test will appear in the August issue, which will land in your mailbox in just a few days. Wet test details will be published in the following issue. Like many of the results we’ve uncovered during this project, the ones from these tests may surprise you.

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John "Woody" Rogers
John "Woody" Rogers
7/8/11 5:03 p.m.

Trying to figure out which tire to race on for the rest of the summer? We're about to make that decision a little easier.

Drivers Chris Harvey and John Rogers put our red Mazda MX-5 through its paces on the Tire Rack test track, comparing six different 245/40R17 Extreme Performance tires in both dry and wet conditions.

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Hankook Ventus R-S3 Z222

Kumho Ecsta XS

Toyo Proxes R1R

Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Results from the dry-weather test will appear in the August issue, which will land in your mailbox in just a few days. Wet test details will be published in the following issue. Like many of the results we've uncovered during this project, the ones from these tests may surprise you.

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