Best performance car tyres for the ultimate driving experience in 2021
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Swapping out your car tyres for performance tyres does not only make your car look cooler, but it also can enhance your everyday drive.

Category: Car Ownership Advice

There are numerous benefits to using performance tyres:
  • Better traction and braking
  • Increased responsiveness
  • Greater control and manoeuvrability
  • Higher resistance to heat build-up
  • Elevate your driving experience
So, when you are intending to make a tyre change, let's look at 10 performance tyres that are perfect for everyday street driving. And no, you do not need to be a track driver to consider performance tyres.
Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE004
sgCarMart Drivers' Choice 2021 - Best Performance Tyres

The RE004 is a remarkable tyre with outstanding sports characteristics, and it's compatible with a wide range of vehicles
The Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE004 is a street performance tyre with enhanced handling and response characteristics than its predecessor, Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003.

The RE004 promises exceptional handling, performance, ride quality, and instantaneous response thanks to its aggressive and dynamic tread pattern.

Experience better cornering and braking performance due to the RE004's wide inside rib that maximises the contact with the road whilst its rigid connecting blocks increase the road-holding ability by reducing excess movement at high speed.

Tyre size: 14" to 20"

Distributed By: Bridgestone Tyre Sales Singapore Pte Ltd
Contact number(s): 6540 4196
Michelin Pilot Sport 4

If you're looking for a premium performance tyre with almost no weaknesses and you don't mind dropping in some serious cash, this is it
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (PS4) offers an exceptional grip and performance and is a highly sought-after tyre by many petrol heads in Singapore.

The PS4 has an ultra-reactive tread pattern that can adapt continuously to the road conditions to deliver the best traction on wet and dry asphalt. It also has a unique blend of 'functional elastomers' and silica combined with wide and deep longitudinal grooves that enhance stability in wet conditions.

The PS4 also features a premium touch finish on the sidewall for a distinctive and elegant look, along with a deep rim protector that guards against light wheel damage.

Tyre size: 16" to 21"

Distributed By: Chin Seng Hin Pte Ltd
Contact number(s): 6861 6106
Kumho Ecsta PS31

With the Kumho Ecsta PS31, you can now enhance your car handling performance without breaking the bank
Kumho Ecsta PS31 is a high-performance summer tyre that combines a perfect balance of high-speed stability, handling, low road-noise, comfort and safety for sports coupes and sedans. It is also one of the most affordable high-performance tyres featured in this list!

Despite being a summer tyre, the PS31 handles itself well in wet conditions, and the solid continuous centre rib improves wet braking. At the same time, the four wide circumferential grooves work with diagonal sipe microgrooves to evacuate water from the footprint for improved wet grip and overall handling.

It even has a unique 3D dimple design to help dissipate heat for longer tread life.

Tyre size: 15" to 18"

Distributed By: Toyotsu Binter Automotive Parts Pte Ltd
Contact number(s): 6345 7611
Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2

The RT 2 is a reliable choice if you're a driving enthusiast who wants a combination of well-rounded performance with precision steering
The Sport Maxx RT 2 is an asymmetric ultra-high performance summer tyre engineered by Dunlop with phenomenal traction and braking capabilities in any road condition.

Its key features include large shoulder blocks, ultra-stiff breaker cords, short braking blocks and a flat tread profile that allows a higher rubber-to-road for boosted steering precision, cornering grip and a shorter high-speed braking distance.

Another standout feature is the Multi Radius Tread (MRT) design. It's a design that employs 10 different radii for highly effective pressure deployment on the road contact patch. This design gives you smoother transitions from straight lines to corners with significantly better control over the evolution of the footprint in all driving conditions.

Tyre size: 17" to 21"

Distributed By: Toyotsu Binter Automotive Parts Pte Ltd
Contact number(s): 6345 7611

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

This tyre has a stiff coupling of carcass and tread patterns to give you excellent steering control and a more confidence-inspiring driving experience
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tyres truly shine when it comes to wet braking, dry handling performance and ride comfort

The tyre comes with innovative technologies, including Impulse Control Compound Technology, Active Braking Technology, and a highly refined silica compound. You can expect exceptional grip, sporty handling, and a shorter braking distance on wet and dry roads with this tyre.

Tyre size: 17" to 20"

Distributed By: Goodyear Singapore Tyres
Contact number(s): 6939 6888
Giti Sport S1

The GitiSport S1 is the top-end model from Giti that gives the best-wet grip and fuel efficiency
The Sport S1 is arguably the best tyre you will find in the Giti product catalogue.

The Sport S1 delivers excellent grip and short braking distance from its innovative tread compounds, increasing fuel efficiency and mileage! You won't have to worry about uneven tyre wear, road noise, and a bumpy ride because its innovative profile design and optimised tread block geometry takes care of all that.

It may be an ultra-high performance summer tyre but do not look down on its wet performance. It comes with a grade 'A' wet grip grading, plus a wet grip elastomer (a high-density polymer) with four wide grooves for superb water drainage and wet braking results. Furthermore, its curved shoulder design enables the tyre to cut into the water for maximum contact with the road and negates the chance of aquaplaning.

Tyre size: 16" to 21"

Distributed By: Giti Tire Global Trading Pte Ltd
Contact number(s): 6249 5399
Continental ContiSportContact 6

The ContiSportContact 6 is a tried-and-proven tyre with secure handling characteristics, precise steering and low noise
The new Continental ContiSportContact 6 is a max performance tyre designed for sports cars and passenger cars. This tyre replaced the Continental ContiSportContact 5 P (which sat above the ContiSportContact 5). It's also the OE tyre for the new Honda Civic Type R, which recently destroyed the Nurburgring front-wheel-drive lap record, setting a 7:50.63, only 10 seconds slower than a Porsche Cayman GT4!

The innovative reinforcement material, Aralon 350, helps improve the SportContact 6's high-speed stability by 10% compared with the 5P and claims that steering precision increases by a weighty 14%.

Additionally, dry handling performance is allegedly 11% better, thanks to a new tread pattern made up of big shoulder blocks and new interlocking elements. The compound's use of BlackChilli technology allows the material to flex over tiny road imperfections thanks to increased micro-flexibility.

Tyre size: 19" to 22"

Distributed By: Stamford Tyres
Contact number(s): 6262 3355
Yokohama Advan Sport V105

For those who demand the best from their sports cars and performance sedans, the ADVAN Sport V105 is the tyre you can trust to get the job done
The Yokohama Advan Sport V105 is a decent all-rounded tyre by today's standards. It is an ultra-high-performance tyre developed to provide motorists with reliable wet traction, superior handling and longer road life.

Using the Sport Compound 5S, with high-grade micro silica in constructing the tyre's tread, the V105 also features an increased groove area in the tread pattern - maximising wet weather performance.

Yokohama utilises Martix Rayon Body Ply to enhance the tyre's steering precision with its improved rigidity capabilities.

To improve the tyre's resistance to wear and tear, Yokohama also uses its Orange Oil Compound as part of its makeup along with its Unique Sport Profile Ribs.

Tyre size: 16" to 20"

Distributed By: YHI Corporation (S) Pte Ltd
Contact number(s): 6264 2155
Toyo Proxes CF2

Proxes CF2 tyres give more mileage and are noticeably quiet on the road
The Toyo Proxes CF2 is a tyre developed for fitment on medium and high-powered cars. The developers created the tyre to take advantage of the latest materials, structures, and tread pattern design to guarantee a high level of safety, durability, savings, and comfort.

Proxes CF2 benefits from a full-silica tread compound - Super Active Polymer Compound to improve rolling resistance and mileage. Its wider main grooves allow excellent wet braking (Grade B) and water clearance. Proxes CF2 is the right fit for drivers looking for a high performing and safe tyre for medium and high-powered cars.

Drivers recommended this tyre for its excellent quality and price. It was said to be a well-rounded tyre that 'behaved' and was safe for use even after 20,000 miles.

Tyre size: 13" to 18"

Distributed By: TS Auto Pte Ltd
Contact number(s): 6755 2901
Nexen N'Fera SU1

N'Fera SU1 is well made and has a good grip for a low-cost tyre
Nexen N'Fera SU1 features excellent dry and wet traction with its optimum split surface siping. It promises driver safety with a sophisticated groove pattern design and four wide longitudinal grooves that deliver excellent water drainage to prevent hydroplaning even at high speeds. The 3D Lateral Grooves created by special 3D blocks engineering technology complement the main grooves by providing reduced braking distance with enhanced block strength on any road condition.

NEXEN has also incorporated 3 Strong Tread Ribs to the Nexen N'Fera SU1 to improve the handling performance. The rib centre blocks bring optimal strength balance to drivers, allowing better handling performance to manoeuvre the vehicle with increased stability. The wet handling of SU1 is adequate compared to some premium tyres, but what it truly excels in is its dry grip with low road noise.

Tyre size: 13" to 20"

Distributed By: Hock Tyre Pte Ltd
Contact number(s): 6746 6686
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