Dunlop Direzza DZ101 review
What is it?
The Dunlop Direzza DZ101 is an ultra high performance summer tire designed for sport compact cars like the Honda S2000 and Mini Cooper, among others. Available in sizes from 15" up to 20", and can also be fitted to slightly larger sport-oriented coupes and sedans
Strengths and weaknesses?
The Direzza DZ101 is a relatively average tire across the board. No standout qualities, but decent in the dry, arguably adequate in the wet, and with acceptable comfort characteristics.
How does the Direzza DZ101 compare?
In the competitive ultra high performance summer tire category, the Direzza DZ101 ranks thirteenth out of seventeen tires per user feedback.
In 2007 testing the Direzza DZ101 ranked fourth out of four ultra high performance summer tires tested. Drivers found fault with its wet handling in particular. While this criticism is not necessarily echoed by long term users of the tire, it does drive home the point that there is no area in which the Direzza DZ101 really excels, and keeps pace with top tier contemporaries.
Anything else to know?
This is a previous generation tire and there is limited inventory remaining. Check out the Dunlop Direzza DZ 102, which is this tire's successor.
And definitely have a look at the excellent BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2.
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