Hi all, I'm strongly considering buying a Elise in around 6 months and I think it's likely I'll be going for a Cup 250.
While this is a very track focused car I will be using it on the road more often than not (in fact it will be my only car, I just don't have room for two). I've owned a number of VX220/Elise in the past so I'm fairly okay with the idea of it being my only car (I really only need to drive for fun and don't need a car for commute but there are times outside of summer when I'd need or want to drive the car). So with that in mind I was considering what rubber choices I had over the A048 which are great on track but not great in rain or standing water (and honestly on the road I never feel you can get enough heat into them).
The issue I seem to be having is with the size of the fronts on the Cup 250 (195/50 W), it limits choice. I've considered -
Avon ZZS - good in the dry and as I understand it much better and handing rain and standing water than the A048 but their speed raiting is a V rather than a W (I wouldn't be doing 150mph on the road but I'd rather not drop speed rating, seems like a bad idea)
Toyo T1-R - okay in wet and dry (not a big fan personally) and the fronts are again rated at V (rears are W rated)
Yoko AD08/07 - I love these and correctly rated but I would need to change the size to 175/55 on the fronts
So the question I have I guess is, is there any issue with running 175/55 on a Cup 250 and will they fit on the 250 Cup rims? Should I just consider a 220 Sport (although I really do want the 250 Cup to be honest)?
I've looked around for the answers but can't find the answer to the above. Thanks for any help!