The Yokohama ADVAN NEOVA AD08 tire is summer tire providing extreme performance. It was created for drivers of performance sedans, sports coupes and sports cars. Anybody with a passion for sport driving will love these tires. Their design helps them to provide great traction, responsive handling and control when driving on dry or wet roads. The Advan Neova AD08 cannot be driven in near freezing conditions nor should they be driven in ice or snow. The tread is made from Micro Silica and Hyper density carbon. This combination provides adhesion in dry and damp conditions. This compound is molded into a tread pattern which is in a directional design with twin circumferential ribs in the center and extra wide uni block shoulders which help to increase the steering response and cornering stability of the tires. There are also two steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wound nylon to provide high speed capability and strength. There are an additional three circumferential grooves along with HydroArc channels within the shoulders that help to improve their wet traction. This tire features tuned compounds to maximize the tires performance and traction within a range of ambient temperatures. Because of the compounds used to create these tires should be kept at temperatures no less than 14 degrees Fahrenheit so as to avoid damage to the tire and to maintain its performance.