The Yokohama ADVAN A13C tire is an ultra-high performance summer tire created as an original equipment tire for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR, MR and MR Touring high performance four door sedans. It is built to provide complement to the Eibach springs, super all wheel control, Brembo calipers and bilstein shocks of the Evo. The Brembo calipers help with the generation of traction and handling promoting better stopping power. As a summer tire the ADVAN A13C should not be driven in close to freezing temperatures and is not ideal for driving through snow or on ice. It is suitable for wet and dry conditions only. The Advan A13C feature a summer tread compound that has been molded into an asymmetric pattern. The tire features continuous center ribs with outboard and inboard treads blocks on each side. These features have been tuned to provide the tire with better traction, better handling and better stability on the road. The tire also features circumferential grooves that help to resist hydroplaning by allowing water to flow through the tire’s footprint and away from the surface so the tire stays in contact with the road. Internally there are two wide steel belts that have been reinforced with spirally wound nylon which provides the tire with its strength and durability. Sidewalls can provide resistance to lateral deflection thereby enhance the predictability of the response of the vehicle.