Here's a list of some of the prime Performance street tires that have come out this year. If you are worried about longevity, ride comfort, or ride noise, skip this post. If your concerned with maximum braking performance, maximum agility, and maximum wet and dry grip, keep reading. Just recently, the Toyo T1-R which replaces the T1-S in toyo's lineup. Fantastic wet traction (T1-S was in the top 3 tires), and hydroplane resistance, now with a quieter ride, better lateral support, and supposedly better dry traction. Average longevity for the T1-S is about 20k miles. Toyo T1-R http://www.toyo.com/tires/tire_lines/sports_car/tr1.html Falken has also released their RT-615 Azenis this year. The RT-215 was one of the most competitive street tires on the market, with incredible (almost Racing compound) dry grip, and extremely stiff sidewalls and excellent lateral support. Average longevity of this tire was 10-15k miles. The new RT-615 Azenis Sport has increased wet traction, hydroplane resistance, reduce road noise, and a better ride...at supposedly no cost to dry traction. Falken Azenis RT-615 http://www.falkentire.com/615micro.htm Last in this list is the new Hankook R212's. A relatively new tire/compound, this guy is turning heats. Good wet traction, good lateral support, decent ride noise and comfort. The autox and track guys are raving about the dry traction, as it seemingly is much better then the old RT-215 Azenis's, but with far better wet traction, and a fantastically low price. Hankook R-S2 Z212 http://www.hankooktireusa.com/pdf/uploads/Z212.pdf Just thought I'd drop these off in a thread, in case anyone was looking for a tire that was primarily concerned about performance over other aspects of driving.