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      12-13-2011, 12:46 PM   #239
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Agreed, and I do find it a little odd that all of the show and test cars have had 215 A/S tires. I'd imagine some of this is to more easily expose the limits of the car to the journalists currently driving them, but if they come equipped this way, a quick tire change would probably be money well spent.
No, quite the contrary actually! As Year's_End has already pointed out the narrower rubber makes for VERY progressive breakaway characteristics.

In fact, it's not only the cheer grip we should be looking for in a tire... for a dd the most important thing is its breakaway characteristics. A tire should be predictable and if then you can add the grip you've found the best tire possible. It will always be a trade-off, though!

Slicks are not very predictable.