In today’s installment of Video of the Day, WOT host Jessi Lang shows us why tires are more important to a vehicle’s performance than you may think. On the latest episode of WOT, Lang and Co. head to Indiana where the Tire Rack warehouse and test track are located. Tire Rack is the official supplier of tires to Motor Trend and offer rubber for just about any vehicle on the road today. Lang choose to outfit a Subaru BRZ with new rubber from Tire Rack before she went to the test track.
Wearing the new tires courtesy of Tire Rack, Lang rips around in the 200-horsepower BRZ. The Subaru BRZ, when wearing stock wheels, relies on 17-inch summer tires to get around and Lang gets a feel for how they handle on the track before swapping them out for 18-inch wheels and tires. Before she returns to the track, the knowledgeable crew over at Tire Rack explains how changing a tire’s size can affect a vehicle’s performance. The guys at Tire Rack explain the differences between summer, winter, and all-season tires; something lost on many people.
After the explanation, Lang once again takes to the track with the new tires to see if the she can tell the difference. We’re not going to ruin the video for you though so check out what Lang thought after changing out for a new, bigger set of tires below.