Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tires
These are my favorite tires and also the tires that I have installed on my own car. The Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec are the perfect tire for the E46 BMW. They are Dunlop’s Extreme Performance Summer tire created for performance car, sporty coupe and touring car style sedan owners demanding a race tire-like grip for use on the street. Perfect for autocross, drifting and other track events, the Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec is designed for the driver who does not want to wait for their tires to heat up during early runs. These tires heat up quickly to get to optimum working tire temperatures and stay there.
Dunlop’s proven track record
Dunlop continues to use their proven tread design for the Direzza Sport Z1. Star Spec specific tread compound helps reduce lap times from the starting grid to the checkered flag by creating more traction in temperate climates and consistent grip on every lap. This gives the Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec compound a wider operating range than the original Direzza Sport Z1. They attain maximum grip earlier and stay there longer, providing you with more performance across the range.
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec construction
The Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tread is molded along a unidirectional pattern featuring notched shoulder ribs and large shoulder blocks which increase stability. The large rib in the center is there to create consistent traction with the road surface and increase grip whilst cornering. In the center there are two circumferential channels with wavy shoulder grooves that provide water displacement to enhance grip in wet weather. The tire is created with two wide steel belts that are strengthened with joint-less bands (JLB) which are spirally wound and made of polyamide to provide extra strength. They produce a smooth ride and fantastic high-speed stability, with steel cord, two ply polyester sidewalls to resist lateral movement and enhance cornering stability allowing faster, safer cornering.
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec overview
Overall the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tires are one of the best high performance street tires available and a great investment to improve the handling of your car. If you are looking for tires other than the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec then please check out the E46 tires page.