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Direzza ZII Star Spec

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Have We Reached the Performance Peak in Extreme Performance Summer? (06:24)
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To evaluate the ultimate performance and daily livability of some of the newest and best Extreme Performance Summer tires, we gathered the reigning champion Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, our old friend Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, the new-to-us and recently updated Falken Azenis RT615K and the brand new Nexen N FERA SUR4 for a road ride and track test.

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Ratings & reviews Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

CONSUMER SURVEYS
Based on 66 submissions of our online survey.
Average Rating:
Performance Category: Extreme Performance Summer
  • Survey Stats
  • 386,801 Total Miles Reported
  • 2 out of 8 in Extreme Performance Summer Tires
  • 96% vs. best in Extreme Performance Summer Tires
Would You Recommend?
8.2 - Good
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Wet Performance
7.5 - Good
  • 7.4 Hydroplaning Resistance
  • 7.6 Wet Traction
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Dry Performance
9.3 - Excellent
  • 9.3 Cornering Stability
  • 9.3 Dry Traction
  • 9.3 Steering Response
Winter/Snow Performance
N/A
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Comfort Performance
7.3 - Good
  • 7.7 Ride Quality
  • 7.0 Noise
Treadwear Performance
7.9 - Good
Note: Consumer Survey Ratings are from 0-10 with 10 being the highest.
CONSUMER REVIEWS

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  • Have We Reached the Performance Peak in Extreme Performance Summer? (06:24)
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    To evaluate the ultimate performance and daily livability of some of the newest and best Extreme Performance Summer tires, we gathered the reigning champion Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, our old friend Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, the new-to-us and recently updated Falken Azenis RT615K and the brand new Nexen N FERA SUR4 for a road ride and track test.

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  • How Well Do Extreme Performance Tires Handle the Extreme? (07:12)
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    Today's Extreme Performance Summer tires may be just the thing to coax the potential to thrill out of your sports car, coupe or sedan. To keep pace with competitors and the ever-moving performance target for the category, we're seeing some brands make tweaks to existing products.

    How well do the newest evolutions from Hankook and Dunlop handle the extreme?

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  • Project STR Wrap-Up: Introduction (03:26)
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    Watch as SCCA drivers John Rogers and Chris Harvey talk about how Per Schroeder's (of Grassroots Motorsports) idea evolved into Project STR. From selecting the vehicle to acquiring the parts to testing the improvements, Rogers and Harvey take a look back at the project.

  • Project STR Wrap-Up: The Suspension (02:35)
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    How did Project STR drivers John Rogers and Chris Harvey tweak the suspension of the Mazda MX-5 for both street and track driving? Which off-the-shelf products from Tire Rack were used to fine-tune balance and handling? And did they see improvements in lap times? Find out in this wrap-up of Project STR.

  • Project STR Wrap-Up: The Tire & Wheels (03:06)
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    What additions made the biggest improvement to the Project STR Mazda MX-5 driven by John Rogers and Chris Harvey during SCCA competition? The starting point: a larger Tire & Wheel Package. Get the details when you watch this video! And learn about the myth they busted as a result of their work on this project, too.

  • The 2010 Mazda MX-5 & Project STR (02:14)
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    Tire Rack and Grassroots Motorsports Magazine teamed up to build a competitive car for SCCA STR Class autocross competition. 2010 was its inaugural season and it was a good one! Watch as we go from our first race to the "Big Dance" at the national championships in this video recap of the year.

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