Originally Posted by 79_T/A
Get a 275/40/17 Nitto NT01 and run it all around. You want same size tires front and rear. These are heavy cars, they need as much tires as you can get. I prefer the Nitto NT01 over the R888. The Nitto will last longer and yeild similar times. It is not as sensitive to heat cycles and is typically good down to the chords. The R888 turn to crap pretty quickly on track. It is not highly regarded among track oriented tires.
Thanks for the info. I looked at the NT01 but I found a really good deal on the r888. I'm going to give them a shot for this track day season. I hear great things on the NT01. If I don't absolutely love the R888, I will try the NT01 next time.
I went ahead and ordered four 275 r888. I'll let you all know what I think about them soon.