I don't understand why the rating is so low for this tyres. I have been driving very aggressive and they hold the road very well. Since I have so much power at the rear wheels. They actually grips very well. Noise is not a issue as with this super low profile tyres. And they are much quieter and more comfortable than my Golf Gti Mk6 with 225x40x18 tyres
I've been using these tyres on my vw passat driving very soften quick and hard these Tyre perform very well in all situation even at speed above 200kmph, obedient and safe. Cannot understand the bad review from people concerning these tyres. Only thing compare to my previous Dunlop le Mans, the steering wheel feel extremely light too much according to my taste but we get use to that very quick.. Would buy then again most probably.
I have to admit, I bought these tyres based on the reviews, especially when I saw the price. Dry: The grip and handling are above average when the temperature is below 20°C, as soon as it gets hotter, the performance gets progressively worse. And it isn't a minor difference, it is a very noticeable change in behavior. Cornering speeds are lower, tyres start to squeal pretty early, steering response is next to none and the overall ride is wobbly. Wet: Performance in wet is average at best, but the loss of traction is predictable and not dangerous. You need to be careful when going through puddles of water, the tyre really likes to lose the traction even at low speeds and as the tread wears down, it is getting worse. Overal: I have never had such mixed feelings about a tyre in my life. It can be pretty good when the conditions are right, but the "good performance window" is so small that you constantly need to keep an eye on the temperature and road conditions and adapt your driving style. Comfort: I can't judge as the ride in my car is quite bumpy regardless of the tyres I use, but it seems that the noise is low and ride quality is fine as well. I was previously using Conti Premium Contact 5 and will be switching to Michelin PS4S even though the Pirellis are not nearly worn out yet.