Hankook Ventus R-S3 Z222 High Performance Tire
Beginning with 2014 production, Hankook made changes to the tread compound of the Ventus R-S3; tires with the DOT ending in 14 will have the updated compound. These changes were made to improve treadwear and allow the tires to reach their ideal operating temperature faster. The Hankook Ventus R-S3 offers excellent dry performance all-around, with predictable and forgiving handling that inspires confidence and allows these tires to nearly match up to the Michelin Pilot Super Sport in dry conditions.
However, the Ventus R-S3 falls off when it comes to wet performance as these tires aren't good for at-the-limit driving in the wet. Treadwear, through improved, is on par with most extreme performance summer tires and not that great. This being said, the Hankook Ventus R-S3 offers some of the most grip you can get for the money, with excellent overall dry performance.