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Best tires for daily driven Lotus Evora S

Not sure if this question has been asked before, but curious what tires the daily drivers use on their Evora. I just replaced my 2 rear tires with P-Zero Corsa at cost of $1650 CDN. My Evora S is nice weather driven only, non-tracked & approx 5000-6000 km per year. I can't imagine replacing tires every 10,000 km for daily driven cars.
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Often asked question.

I went back with the Corsas, a bit reluctantly, because they are simply the best tire. Sooooo nice.

The Michelins they put on the 400 are pretty much the tire of choice for most folks if available.

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I agree XHILR8N. The performance of the Corsa is unparalleled. Since I only put 5000-6000km on my car yearly, means new rear tires every 2 years. I am curious on those people putting 10,000-12,000km on their Evoras yearly.... New tires every year???
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I just (3 days ago) got my rear Corsas changed after 12,000 km...I was hoping for 15,000 km. C$1,500 + tx for the set. The only replacement I may consider one day is the PSS Cup 2 if I can find the right size. The regular PSS are not as sticky as the Corsas. I guess I got used to the wear of my old tires and didn't find them so bad to drive but now I'm running on brand new tires, the car feels incredibly planted. When I tried the Evora 400 a couple of weeks ago, I gave it lots of credit to be more planted than my Evora S...well this might have been mostly because my tires were done and I didn't notice.
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What gets us is going distance in straight lines. All that sweet negative camber yields eye opening grip in turns but wears these 60 threadwear tires to the bands on the insides of the rears in about 8000 miles. One day you think you are different because there is so much visible thread left on the outsides and centers. Then omg there's the bands. Ouch!

Could change the camber but why not just get a Camaro?
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I like my nitto nt05 275/35/20's way better than the factory corsas.. They last as long, but cost a BUNCH less. They are a bit louder, but I dump after the turbo so I can't even hear them. They aren't as good in the rain, but are minusculy less grippy on dry road than the corsas around the turns.
But they do hold better in a straight line at WOT. spin a lot less than the corsas.
At discount tire I had them duromiter a new corsa and a new nt05, nt05 was like 5 higher.
And they look damn good. The thicker sidewall fills the wheel well better, and I don't rub. Not sure what I'm gonna do when I need new fronts, no nt05's are close enough.
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If you care about getting the most out of the car, the corsas are the only option

but I have racecars that make the Evora feel like a boat, so even if I drove on slicks every day I still wouldn't be exillerated by its handling. Which is a total bummer, but, I'm happy to take the economical tire route since I have other cars I'd rather push to their limits!

And I put 20k a year on it, so corsas 2-3 times a year, eh. I'll pass!
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On the S, I tested the Michelin PSS, good overall perfs, personnally I really don't like it due to a lack of feeling vs the P-Zero Corsa, but it was, at least, 50% more durable than the P-Zero Corsa.

But my beloved tire since I tried them is the Yokohama Advan Sport V105 which remplaces the V103. Really fast on dry condition, better than the P-Zero Corsa in the wet, the best of all in aquaplaning. The car is amazingly balanced with these. I should be just a bit slower than the P-Zero Corsa on a track day, but more "funny" to drive, same feeling, sensations as P-Zero Corsa, but mainly better in all other purpose (rain, fast roads, durability), which is 95% of my daily "sport & fast" use.

Last set on my MY12S were still in "legal" condition after 15.000km with 2 track days in Spa and Zolder.

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I only got 4000 miles out of my OEM Corsas, and when it was time to replace them, they were $3600 for 4 tires with a 4-6 months backorder, so I went with MPSS. The Michelins are very, very good tires, but they're not as good as the Corsas.

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When I bought my second hand Evora S, I put 4 new Pirelli P Zero tires (stock) on it. I am a normal 'sporty' daily driver, no extreme acceleration and hard cornering. So far I put 17.000 km (10.600 mi) on it and there is enough tread (5 mm) for an extra 10.000 km (6.000 mi) I think. I must be a smooth driver . Here in Holland you pay € 250,-- for a rear tire 20 inch, so no money pit for me.

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Second set of Pilot Super Sport rear tires at 28K+ miles. The first set of Michelins lasted 18K miles vs the OEM Pirellis only 10K miles.

TireRack - $534/pair + $100 install at the dealer.

I liked the Goodyear replacement rear tires when I had the Elise - also much better mileage then the OEM Yokohama.
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Sumitomo HTRZ3's have been a favorite of mine for all around public use for years. I really love them on my 2011 S. 285 rears!
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Appreciate everyone's input. When it comes time to replace all 4 tires I will try something other than P-Z Corsa. Problem in western Canada seems to be availability of size. Tried several different venues but no one had anything in 275/30/20. Finally, located a set of Corsa's at Lambo dealer that were ordered for someone else.
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Appreciate everyone's input. When it comes time to replace all 4 tires I will try something other than P-Z Corsa. Problem in western Canada seems to be availability of size. Tried several different venues but no one had anything in 275/30/20. Finally, located a set of Corsa's at Lambo dealer that were ordered for someone else.
Even In Toronto they are hard to find. I got my new Corsas from the Lotus dealer...Corsa LS, right size and the cheapest price I could find. If you're in Calgary or Vancouver, maybe you can get them from the dealer. Tirerack is an option but with the exchange, shipping and duties, it gets up there. Good luck!

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Time of the year (again) when I need to start thinking about the replacement of my Corsa rear tires. @KCZ , you mentioned that you didn't like the PSS as much. Did you install size 275 or 285?

Everyone, I'm interested in your in put on my 2 questions:

1. After 20,000 km, my front Corsas now have 3/32" left. Do you think they will last another season (about 10,000 km)? Feels like a stretch to me but I thought I would get your views.

2. The new Michelin PS4s are tempting...a slight improvement over the PSS in dry conditions but a significant improvement in the wet apparently with less road noise. For me, the important aspect is to minimize understeer. I'm just afraid that I'm going to be worse off vs the Corsa. But the 400 is set up on PSS so perhaps the PS4s won't be so bad?

The PS Cup 2 is another option but the more I read about them, the less interesting they are. They seem to be a tire for tracking more than anything, to be absolutely avoided in wet conditions.

I'm not really considering other models at this point. Thanks in advance for your input!


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I'd also be interested in what people think of the PS4s for when its time for me to get new tires. I've currently got Continental Extreme DWS for winter and Bridgestone Potenza for summer on my daily driven S. Pleased with both so far. 10,000 miles on each set with tread remaining. Not tracked.
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After considering thread wear, cost and so on, I'll be sticking to Pirelli Corsas. Would going to a size wider on the front help reduce understeer?

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