This looks to be General's new tire into the high performance summer category. It has a AA traction and A temperature. It looks like it is ranked 2nd in its category on Tire Rack. I have owned my share of big name tires over the years. I won't buy Goodyear, Michelin, and Pirelli tires anymore. They are way over priced for what you get. I been happy with brands like Falken and most recently Barum. I have a set of Barum tires on my car right now. I bought them at America's tires. They are a small German tire company owned by Continental Tire. So since Continental owns General Tire, I see another great tire at a lower price point.