The AZ800 features a silica-based tread compound with carbon black elements that extends tread life and maximizes traction. The tread pattern is furnished with large shoulder blocks that deliver powerful handling, reliable handling grip, and consistent stability. The tread is furnished with sipes that offer enhanced winter grip. A group of four primary channels amplify the AZ800's sporty look while simultaneously enhancing wet and dry grip. Each tread block is equipped with oblique lateral grooves that promote swift water dispersion while on the road in order to eliminate hydroplaning risks. The interior shoulders of this tire utilize finely sliced blocks that minimize noise and evacuate water away from the contact area for optimal wet performance. The AZ800 is also equipped with broad shoulder blocks that maintain steady rubber to road contact during intense lateral cornering applications.