Like many other tires in the ultra high performance street category, the A052 carries a laughable 200UTQG treadwear rating. The DOT approval combined with the treadwear rating make the tire legal for many competition classes where slicks are prohibited. It provides more than enough grip for Solo’s needs.
Keeping the grip where it needs to be is the job of an OS Giken differential paired with the factory ratio ring gear.
At Formula D Atlanta’s Global Time Attack round, Fuentes scored a win in Limited RWD with a 1:31.270 – faster than many Limited AWD cars, and even some of the Unlimited RWD ones, too.
This is Solo Motorsports’ first full season campaigning the 135i, but the car is not done being developed. With new local partners coming on board, Solo looks to change a few things here and there to make an even more potent track package. Look for coverage of the changes in the near future.
But, if you just need an oil change, Solo can do that, too. You might just find my E30 there, now and again.