PanteraDoug, no use for V rated tires?
Under 40 degree "driving" days?
No sun for months?
You're not selling NY very well to car people!
I do agree with your statement about R compounds not being suitable for average drivers. At the same time I'm hoping the typical Detomaso driver is above average in their skill considering the power and chassis layouts involved.
If you drive your car only a few thousand miles a year, primarily during the warmer, salt free months and not in standing water, R compounds are a fine.
They become even more attractive if you really enjoy the increased performance in spirited driving.
I will never go back to street tires for my fun cars.
Just offering another perspective that brings three new tire options to the 15" dilemma.