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 |  Aug 24 2012, 4:03 PM

Tires can make all the difference when it comes to performance, which is why Hyundai will offer a summer tire option on it’s compact Veloster.

“We could do better in terms of tires [and] we had always planned to have a summer option,” CEO John Krafcik told Autoblog.  The stickied tires will be Michelin Pilot Super Sport 215/40ZR18, and should offer significant performance improvement over the Veloster’s standard sumho Solus KH25 all-seasons.

In brake tests, the new tires stopped the car in 121 feet from 60 mph, and while on a wet pad, stopped the car in 136 feet. This represents an improvement of 14 and 22 feet respectively.

The new slicks will be available on both the turbo and non-turbo version, but must be had with the optional 18-inch wheels. Bumping up to the better tires will cost a $1,200 premium.

GALLERY: Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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[Source: Autoblog]