Tires should not compromise performance, therefore tire suppliers are chosen for each vehicle to develop and tune unique versions of their tire designs to suit the individual performance requirements of each.
The construction and materials of the tire are tuned to optimize the driving dynamics, whilst maintaining good tire life. Testing and development is carried out around the world on a variety of tracks and road surfaces.
The tires interact directly with the safety systems within the vehicle (Antilock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control, etc) and so exhaustive testing in both laden and unladen condition is undertaken to validate the performance.
The OE tires are optimized by considering a very wide variety of performance criteria; however, non OE tires compromise on all round vehicle performance.