Today it is raining in Melbourne. I can tell you the wet weather grip of the Eagle F1s is phenomenal. I find I am uncharacteristically driving my 159 much harder with the new rubber (because I can) and the rain makes no difference. Very different to the PZero Neros.
Had the new 245/40 19 Conti Sport Contact 6s fitted at JAX Tyres, Preston this afternoon.
Of course a quieter and more compliant ride was immediately noticeable and after a quick sprint on the Eastern Fwy in the rain I could tell the Contis were more sure footed than the Pirellis ever wear. Unsure why? Perhaps more recent technology, a different groove pattern, the Conti reputation for wet weather performance, a different rubber compound or all of the above?
$885 for x4 incl. fitting.
What I'm most interested in now is how well these will wear in comparison to the Pirellis.
Stay tuned! I'll be back in a year or two!