2020 Challenger Hellcat
Sure, but anyone who does is a borderline neanderthal. Monkey-see, monkey-do types in my opinion. The Pirrellis are bad. This doesn't mean one goes out and puts DRs on the car. A DR on the street typically has less grip than a performance focused street radial and it's a bit of a misconception that folks "think" they're doing fantastic on them, when in reality, they were likely trading up from a bad or worn tire into something new, where anything other than the old tire would have been better. They're great for 100mi or so, but as they pick up debris, the traction falls off pretty rapidly... not to mention that most have abysmal inclement weather and turning performance. If someone wants max street performance, you can't go wrong with a soft summer compound tire from Michelin, Conti, or even some more of the budget friendly ones like Firestone Indy 500s. I wouldn't put a set of Nitto tires on any car. I have never owned a set of Nittos that performed well. Their DRs have thin sidewalls and most cars can't launch well with them as a result. I race on M/Ts or Hoosiers. The Sport Cup 2 is a decent tire, as far as performance radials go. They're designed primarily for folks who want to drive to the track and not change tires. They're not the best drag tire, be it that they're designed for cornering. They are also have a very short tread life... 5,000-7,000mi on street use, and only 1-2 track days before they're toast. They're unidirectional specialty use tires and never were intended for permanent use on a street car.Are not a lot of cat drivers swapping on the Nitto DRs, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires for daily use on the street? I've ready nothing but negative comments about the stock rubber that comes on the "regular" HC redeyes.
In short on those PSC2 tires, if they work for someone, there's a much cheaper tire that will work better for street use. Bang for the buck, I used M/T Street Comp tires on my 1,000whp car and they did fantastic. I had a set of 325s on the rear that I paid a chunk for, but they rivaled the then Pilot Super Sports in grip and cost considerably less. Granted, I was also beadlocked and deflated to about 26psi on the street to accomplish that. I got about 14k out of them.
For our cars, a good summer tire in appropriate temperature is ideal for the street. On my piddly little 717hp NB Hellcat, I am having a blast on the PS4S All-Season 275/40/20. They hold WOT in 2nd and I can hard launch in 1st with a good bump start and care on the roll-on into WOT. I've even pulled a 4s 0-60 in the rain. They should also last for 30k miles. If they don't I get money back
Disclaimer: I'm not the world's best driver, but I've got a good bit of big power car experience. Driver mod matters, but also so does the sidewall height if you want traction. The taller the better.. which is why I don't get along with Nitto. Also, when not on the car at the track, my drag radials are pulled off, cleaned, degreased, and stored in tire bags. Getting road FOD on them is against my religion.