The Firestone Firehawk GTA-02 tire is often original equipment on select late model cars, and provides excellent all-season traction and responsive handling. The tread design is heavily siped and is asymmetric for improved performance in all-weather conditions. The small blocks are staggered in size which makes for an impressively quiet ride. Open grooves on the shoulders allow water to evacuate easily but are still massive enough for good grip at the limits of high speed cornering. The wide circumferential grooves also help evacuate water efficiently from under the tread to reduce hydro-planing. The casing has a spiral wrap around the plies that helps deflect the effects of centrifugal force, so the tire maintains it shape and has a solid footprint on the road at all speeds.