The new tires from Hankook are the Ventus RS2 z212. I have been reading on an SCCA board, aswell as honda-tech, and people are really likeing these tires. They are realitively cheap, at 64 a peice for 195/50/15 and 78 a peice for the 205.50.15's. With grip, people are comparing them to both the new and old azenies. From what I have read, they beat the old azeneis in several areas including rain, resisting over heating, 3lbs lighter, and dry grip. Another 200 tread wear tire so I would expect about the same tread life. I am really thinking about them. I need new tires. Currently I am rolling on some GSR fat fives (one with a bent rim) with 2 kelly charge POS all season tires, and then some cooper tires with a buldge in them. They are so beat up, even after I got them ballanced, I get a major vibration above 65mph. My snow tires fell better then them lol.