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My incoming Turbo has Mission E wheels, but with M&S tires. I would think a car with amazing performance like the Taycan really needs summer (performance) tires. So I’m thinking about buying another set of Mission E wheels, but with summer tires. I’d appreciate thoughts from those who are operating a Taycan with M&S tires this time of year. Are they adequate, or do you wish you had a set of summer tires on the vehicle? A new set of shoes isn’t cheap, but then the car isn't a Yugo either. Thanks
 

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One of the things I'm most upset about is not being able to option summer tires on the 21" wheels. I don't understand shipping a Porsche with crappy no-season tires.

Tires aren't going to be cheap, and the car is so heavy they'll probably be a yearly replacement item. :p
 
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One of the things I'm most upset about is not being able to option summer tires on the 21" wheels. I don't understand shipping a Porsche with crappy no-season tires.

Tires aren't going to be cheap, and the car is so heavy they'll probably be a yearly replacement item. :p
I agree with what you said. There should have been an option to select M&S or Summer tires. So, I’ll get another set of wheels and tires and swap in the spring and fall. I don’t think M&S are going to work well for spirited driving in the summer. If I had M&S on my 991.2 GTS, in all likelihood it would have wound up in a ditch.
 

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My incoming Turbo has Mission E wheels, but with M&S tires. I would think a car with amazing performance like the Taycan really needs summer (performance) tires. So I’m thinking about buying another set of Mission E wheels, but with summer tires. I’d appreciate thoughts from those who are operating a Taycan with M&S tires this time of year. Are they adequate, or do you wish you had a set of summer tires on the vehicle? A new set of shoes isn’t cheap, but then the car isn't a Yugo either. Thanks
I am surprised that the cars in the US seem to be delivered with M+S tyres! I have the mission E wheels and my tyres are Good Year F1 Eagle I think. Absolutely summer tyres! I had wanted to have Michelin PS4S tyres but they do not seem to be available and approved for the Taycan as yet.

I can not imagine you will get the full experience of the car with M+S tyres and they may even be speed limited?
Strange that there is such a difference?
 

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The Turbo S can be optioned without AST, but not the Turbo for some reason. Maybe possible supply issue.
 

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Maybe they EPA tested the S with the summer tires, and the Turbo with A/S? Dunno, whatever the reason it sucks.
 

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One of the things I'm most upset about is not being able to option summer tires on the 21" wheels. I don't understand shipping a Porsche with crappy no-season tires.

Tires aren't going to be cheap, and the car is so heavy they'll probably be a yearly replacement item. :p
I can pull a full 1.0 G in Snow Tires. The All-Seasons are better.

But yes, when my All Seasons wear out, I’ll be going Full Summer on one set and Full Winter on the other set of wheels. Or maybe R Compounds & Snows. If the track days ever start up again.

As for my taste, I bought different wheels for winter vs summer, because I like having a variable look.
 

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Agree on all accounts. Not looking forward to the A/S tires on my 21s.

21" summer tire options that I have found to be available in OEM sizing:
Goodyear Eagle F1 (NFO Porsche)
Pirelli P-Zero (NFO Porsche)
Michelin PS4S - not Porsche OEM, but with the correct load/speed ratings of 104Y and 101Y.

And FYI, there are 21" winters available, if you so desire. Pirelli Sottozero Serie II.
 

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The Turbo S can be optioned without AST, but not the Turbo for some reason. Maybe possible supply issue.
Yes, I've ordered the 21" summer tires (probably Goodyear eagle f1) on the mission E wheels with matching white, and I've got the winter tires on the Tequipment Design high gloss black 20" wheels.
 

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I am personally getting the 20" Aero Wheels but I saw so many comments about not being able to spec Summer for 21" wheels and I see in the latest "Good to Know" app for USA which is Nov 2019 it shows only All Season tires available the 21" wheels as well. Looking at TireRack.com I did find these for those that already got all season but looking for summer.


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Disclosure: I have no personal interest in Pirelli and am not recommending this tire.
 

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Another interesting thing I saw on the good to know app is that you can put larger tires on the 20 inch wheels.

I was only aware of the 245&285 combo, but you can also mount ZR rated:
FA: 255/40 ZR 20 (103Y) XL
RA: 295/35 ZR 20 (108Y) XL
Image from Good to Know:
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A fair number of us in the U.S. got Continental ProContact RX on the 21s.
Before winter I will get Soto's on a dedicated set of rims.
Really no substitute for good performance 'snows' in the winter......A/S's are a compromise that's not ideal for either IMHO.
 

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