I bought the BFGoodrich Comp 2 Tires for my 09 Focus US. They sold me on their brochure, of course. Here is how they describe them on their website "Accelerate faster1, corner harder5& brake shorter3for next-level control and next-level fun on the street." I have a blast driving my Ford. It's not a sports model (even though SES stands for Special Edition Sport, which is just a trim level) but the acceleration, the braking, and the cornering, are amazing. A Ford, with some BFGoodrich tires. Puts you in the driver seat, and let's the driving enthusiast become one with the machine.