Kumho Ecsta PS91

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 83%
Wear 74%
Comfort 79%
Buy again 85%

The Kumho Ecsta PS91 is a Extreme Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

Benefiting from the company’s enviable motorsport achievements, PS91 is aimed squarely at supercars and such mouth-wateringly quick passenger saloons as BMW M cars, Mercedes-Benz AMG models and Audi RS ones. The entire range is Y or (Y) rated and offered in sizes from 18 to 20 inches in diameter. The focus is on maximum grip and braking performance in the dry, combined with outstanding feel in all conditions.

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Tyre review data from 25 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 191,810 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2019 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Very quick on first dry handling lap, with good steering feel and car balance.
  • Negative - Tyre overheated very quickly in both dry and wet handling, which changed the balance to high levels of oversteer. Very poor wet braking. Average levels of comfort.
  • Overall - The Kumho PS91 initially felt like a strong tyre with good steering and balance, but this soon changed as the tyre heated up, resulting in instability and low levels of grip.
    Conditionally Recommended.

2017 Auto Bild Sports Cars Tyre Test - 7th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Good resistance to aquaplaning, short braking distances on dry roads, well priced
  • Negative - Low lateral stability and strong understeer on wet roads, slow response to steering and relatively poor grip on dry surfaces, increased rolling resistance
  • Overall - Satisfactory

2017 Motor Mag UHP Tyre Test - 4th of 9 tyres

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Top Kumho Ecsta PS91 Review

Given 97% while driving a Vauxhall Astra VXR (245/35 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Replaced Pirelli P Zero k1 tyrew with the Kumhos. I am realy happy that i made the change. The tyre is better on dry and wet in lower temperatures that the p zero. The p zero is slightly better in wet on warm days, but the kumho has a little bigger level of grip at dry, and does not need that high temperatures. Allso the tyre is realy good when puahed hard, doesent lose the grip level by heating up, the level ia going higher and higher. Perfect for everyday and fast road curve driving. Not tested on the race track, but it should perform ok for a street tyre. The stif sidewall is allso a good thing, much stiffer than p zero. I can highly recommend that tyre, they car has more overall grip than with p zero. Wear looks also ok for now.
77 - tyre reviewed on October 1, 2016   

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Given 90% while driving a Ford Mondeo Mk3 1.8 (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
best tyre for the price, the grip is there dry or wet, very balanced tyre , the wear is average but they are cheap, overall you get a premium tyre for lesss money
0 - tyre reviewed on September 26, 2019   
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Given 61% while driving a BMW 320D M Sport (225/45 R18) on mostly town for 5,000 easy going miles
Will start by saying these tyres wear quickly on heavy cars!! I have a BMW 320d M Sport and I have done 5,000 miles / 8 months on these tyres and they are now 4mm tread left. So I am expecting these tyres to last up to 10,000 miles :-(

Overall these are good tyres for grip both wet and dry and smooth running. Some things they are not good for are very hard sidewalls so you have to pump the type up to around 36psi to get decent roll on them. Also I was not impressed with the fuel eco on them as they are F grade.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 27, 2019   
BMW 218d Active Tourer (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 0 average miles
Absolutely terrible tyres had them on my 330i lasted 50000 miles I drive sensible & only do 20 miles a day, worst tyre I’ve experienced never again
1 - tyre reviewed on July 8, 2019   
Given 87% while driving a Kia Motors (225/40 R18 W) on mostly town for 2,500 average miles
I had these tyres on now for just over 6 months after swapping out the ES32 ecos that came with my car and quickly noticed a difference on the way back. Steering weight was slightly heavier, more responsive while turning and more steering feedback. While driving hard I haven't heard any tyre squeal and grip is more than enough both in the dry and wet. While cruising around town it's reasonably quiet and comfortable for this class of tyre. Wear seems to be good so far and I can still see the tread's flag decals on the rears. I would definitely buy these again especially considering they are much more affordable than premium brands while having similar performance.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 5, 2019   

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