The new Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tire is one of the more serious high performance summer driving tires you’ll find on the market today. Right upfront we can tell you that you’d be hard pressed to find a better handling and cornering tire on dry pavement, whether that be on the street or at the track.
The tire itself features a directional tread design to go along with many other performance benefits. Some of these include an aggressive tread design with larger shoulder blocks and a wider than normal center rib to give you better handling capabilities.
Dunlop has integrated their unique Jointless Band Technology into the Direzza Sport Z1 tire. It effectively gives the tire a much smoother overall ride than most tires in its class. Circumferential grooves help provide very good wet weather traction by evacuating water from under the tire.
Prices on the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 range from around $90 for a 14″ series tire, to approximately $275 for the larger 18″ series models.
Who Are The Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Tires For?
Dunlop has designed the Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tire for owners of sport coupes and sedans who seek the closest thing to a racing tire that you can get for the street.
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Tire Sizes
- Awesome cornering and handling capabilities on dry pavement
- Traction on wet roads is very good for this tire
- Above average riding comfort
- Tire tends to be a bit noisy after 50% of tread life
- Do not even consider driving on this tire in snow and ice
Dunlop tires does not provide a treadwear warranty on this model for obvious reasons. But it does give you a 6 month or first 2/32″ of wear uniformity guarantee. In addition,
Dunlop includes a 6 year warranty against materials and workmanship. It provides for free first year replacement or 2/32″ of tread wear, followed by a prorated amount for the remaining time period. One note about this part is that Dunlop excludes coverage due to any abuse or racing on your part.