Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 78%
Wear 75%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 83%

The Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Hankook Ventus V12 evo k110

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Tyre review data from 49 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 409,960 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2017 Car and Driver UHP Tyre Test - 4th of 5 tyres

  • Overall - This tire possesses the rare and admirable ability to maintain relatively high grip compared with its peak grip even as the tire begins to slide. This is particularly apparent when the front end begins to push into understeer. Where other tires scrub speed and sail off the driving line, the Hankooks hang on longer and with only a slight drift off the intended path. This means the driver is scarcely penalized for sloppy piloting. The Hankook is easy to drive at the limit, with quicker than average recovery when the driver attempts to reel it all in.
    In other categories, the Hankook impresses less. The Ventus V12 Evo2 is laterally soft when loaded up in a corner, and steering inputs are imprecise. On wet surfaces, its favorable progressivism dries up. It also emits tones that penetrate the cabin, with a high-pitched zip as it rolls and loud thumps over imperfections.
    And while easy to drive, the Hankook's performances in both dry and wet tests were only marginally better than those of the Goodyear. Its fourth-place position was cemented by this objective performance that placed it in, well, fourth place.

2015 AMS Performance Tyre Test - 4th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Good performance on wet roads, short braking distance in the dry
  • Negative - Relatively weak resistance to aquaplaning, high rolling resistance
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Questions and Answers for the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

2016-10-12 - Hi,Need new tyres for my vw passat 1.9tdi....which should i go for....Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 k120 or Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 k117..... which one has better tread life ? Also with more stiff sidewalls for hard cornering,wet braking,ideally an all rounder......moderate to fast aggressive driving.....so dont want to loose grip on wet corners etc..... thanks in advance

Unfortunately we have no direct experience with any Hankook tyres, but we believe the S1 is the sportier version of the two tyres.


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Top Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 Review

Given 90% while driving a Mazda mx 5 (225/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
Quality doesn't always come with a high price. Perfect tyres!
198 - tyre reviewed on February 15, 2016   

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Given 85% while driving a Saab Automobile 93 Aero 1.9 TTiD (225/45 R18) on for 1,000 miles
Great grip in wet and dry. They are quiet but do leave me feeling like the car is floating a little but when needed I know the grip is there. Maybe I'm just getting used to them after my other tyres
9 - tyre reviewed on January 8, 2019   
Given 86% while driving a Suzuki swift sport (195/55 R15 W) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Excellent dry grip, also very good wet grip, pretty predictable/progressive at and over the limit, very silent and comfortable too since the sidewall is on the softer side. Might not be suitable for those who likes hard sidewall but to me its still fine because my cars are already rather stiff so this tire compliments the car well. For this size, the bench mark was the Michelin PS3 but this V12E2 I feel performs equally good if not better in the dry while the PS3 only better a bit in aquaplaning resistance. With the price only about 70% of the PS3 (at least in in where I live), I'll take this V12E2 anytime any day, surely the best value for money.
1 - tyre reviewed on December 19, 2018   
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Given 76% while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer EX 2.0 MIVEC (MAN) (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
Pro - Tyre was imported from Korea but very affordable price. Dry was quite good, fast steering turn in, no issue for weekend B-road fun drive. Wet grip was quite good also, never facing skip or aquaplaning. Tire noise consider low for direction tire.

Con - Wear bit high
0 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2018   
Given 81% while driving a BMW 330D Touring (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 24,000 average miles
Pretty economical to run, relatively quiet, responsive with a good degree of comfort. Good feedback on the road surface, good reaction to steering inputs and predictable breakaway. You have to willfully push them to break traction which on a bigger diesel with plenty of torque is a commendable grip. Mine have covered 24k now all round and I could probably eke a bit more out of them, but the shoulders are nearly done (typical BMW), the noise level is rising from the blocks wearing down and the tyre hardening through age and heat cycles. Plus of course winter approaches so I need all the depth I can get when the weather turns really nasty.
Would buy these again if I could pick up the deal I got on these first time round, but for now it's back to an old favourite - the GoodYear Eagle Assy 3.
8 - tyre reviewed on November 22, 2018   
Given 60% while driving a Honda Accord (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 40,000 average miles
Extremely noisy tires although they handle weather well I wish I could get a brake and and replace tires so I don’t have to keep hearing rackety noise that is tiring! Please advise
19 - tyre reviewed on October 9, 2018   

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