Originally Posted by CanAutM3
Not sure about this.
As a general rule, for a given inflation pressure, a wider tire will provide better lateral traction at the expense of longitudinal traction.
Absolutely... assuming you can put the power down. With 265 street tires and 420 odd hp that can be tricky. I agree with you at higher speeds, but coming out of slow corners you can come on the gas much sooner with 295 on an 11 than 265 on 9.5. If you're in a drag race from 60+, sure. But overall the 295 is quicker around a track.