Nankang AS2

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 90%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 65%
Wear 90%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 65%

The Nankang AS2 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus

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Tyre review data from 2 tyre reviews averaging 79% over 16,100 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test - 8th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Best resistance to aquaplaning, good comfort, acceptable in the dry.
  • Negative - Long braking distances and poor handling in the wet, very high rolling resistance.
  • Overall - Conditionally recommended.
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Top Nankang AS2 Review

Given 60% while driving a Ford Focus ST 225 (2003 2007) (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 100 spirited miles
Incredibly unstable due to the large water channels in the threads - making the rubber inbetween quite thin/small, and it flex. Very noticeable in high speed atleast and during hard braking, car squirms like a snake. And if road is uneven you have to countersteer for each lean the car makes. (by a small amount of course but noticeable)
Maybe not so noticeable on cars that already have this character due to soft suspension and high profiled tyres etc.
55 - tyre reviewed on May 3, 2015   

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Given 60% while driving a Ford Focus ST 225 (2003 2007) (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 100 spirited miles
Incredibly unstable due to the large water channels in the threads - making the rubber inbetween quite thin/small, and it flex. Very noticeable in high speed atleast and during hard braking, car squirms like a snake. And if road is uneven you have to countersteer for each lean the car makes. (by a small amount of course but noticeable)
Maybe not so noticeable on cars that already have this character due to soft suspension and high profiled tyres etc.
55 - tyre reviewed on May 3, 2015   
Given 89% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium X (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
Bought these at half the price of the main brands (my tyre size was coming in around £200 each for most makes).
To be honest, I've notice no difference in handling, grip or stopping ability at all compared to the 2 previous big brands I had.
And so far they've lasted twice as long on the front compared to the last pair.
Noise levels not bad either.
9 - tyre reviewed on February 10, 2015   
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