The tire is General Tire’s Ultra High Performance All-Season tire developed for drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and high performance sedans looking for tires that suit their year-round driving needs.
The General tire molds its all-season tread compound into a directional tread design featuring stable shoulders, independent intermediate blocks and a continuous center rib to combine dry road handling with hydroplaning resistance and wintertime traction in light snow. A high void-to-tread ratio and V-shaped sweeping lateral and longitudinal grooves curve from the center of the tread design to its shoulders to help evacuate water and promote hydroplaning resistance and wet traction. These design features also create pockets throughout the pattern that expose the edges of adjacent lugs to promote light snow traction. Three-dimensional sipes increase the number of snow-biting edges to aid wintertime traction, as well as lock together to enhance dry and wet handling.