Nankang NS2R

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 87%
Wear 73%
Comfort 55%
Buy again 79%

The Nankang NS2R is a Extreme Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 32 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 103,161 miles driven.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
175/50 R13 72V          
175/50 R13 72V          
185/60 R13 84V XL   F B 71  
185/60 R13 84V XL   F B 71  
185/60 R14 86V XL   F B 71  
185/60 R14 86V XL   F B 71  
195/50 R15 86W XL   F B 71  
195/50 R15 82W   F B 71  
195/50 R15 82W   F B 71  
195/50 R15 86W XL   F B 71  
205/50 R15 89W XL   F B 71  
195/55 R15 85W   G B 71  
195/55 R15 85W   G B 71  
195/55 R15 89W XL   F B 71  
195/55 R15 89W XL   F B 71  
205/45 R16 87W XL   F B 71  
205/45 R16 87W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R16 89W   F B 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F B 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F B 71  
205/40 R17 84W XL   F B 71  
235/40 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
235/40 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
235/40 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
255/40 R17 94W   F B 73  
255/40 R17 94W   F B 73  
255/40 R17 98W XL   F B 73  
255/40 R17 98W XL   F B 73  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F B 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F B 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71  
235/45 R17 97W XL   F B 72  
235/45 R17 97W XL   F B 72  
255/35 R18 180Y XL   F B 73  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   F B 73  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   F B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 72  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 72  
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225/45 R17 £77.00 - £102.00 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Available in 36 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Nankang NS2R Review

Given 93% while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 5SPD (265/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Super grip, Dry or Wet. I had this tire on my Evo8(700hp) and BMW M4.
Both cars are for daily and track. About 10,000 miles or more.
In short, NS-2R treadwear 120 is almost identical to AD-08. This is not what I feel, data says so. Lateral G; AD-08 1.3G, NS-2R 1.3G. Braking G; AD-08 0.8G, NS-2R 0.8G. Best Lap time also was very identical within 0.1s. Which means its drivebility is about the same too.
This is insane performance when you think of the price tag.
Mileage is also crazy. Almost not understandable. I don't understand why NS-2R goes more than 30~50% more than AD-08. Why doesn't the other tire companies make like Nankang does?
For the money, I'd give the best rating except comfort. But Hey, No sport tires are comfortable.
189 - tyre reviewed on March 18, 2016   

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Given 72% while driving a Renault R26.R (235/40 R18 W) on track for 250 spirited miles
Fitted these for track purposes having been using Conti Force Contact for the last few years (which are sadly no longer made). Dry grip is impressive and communication/feedback is very good. I found them to be pretty progressive when they started to give up - but as you'd expect - not as good as the Conti (which were twice the price I hasten to add).

I haven't yet tried them in the wet so can't comment on that side of things, but they are incredibly noisy (sounds like all four wheel bearings have failed) and the ride is unforgiving - which is absolutely fine in a track tyre.

In short, I wouldn't run them as road tyre (even if they do turn out to be brilliant in the wet) but as a very cost effective track day they get my vote. I'll try the AR-1 next and just hope it doesn't rain...
0 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2019   
Given 74% while driving a Volkswagen 1.8 20vT Sport (225/45 R18) on mostly country roads for 400 spirited miles
Iv had cheap summer tyres and have driven a few cars wearing pilot sport s porsches with cup 2 tyres etc so i understand what to get out of a FF car and RWD the nankang NS2R do suffer in the rain abit but thats when u push it and only silly sausages push there cars in the rain but on a track they will be hard to get abit of temperature in them. But in the dry i have a 1000kg golf with no interior & no sound deafening so i cant actually hear if they are loud tyres im not gonna complain about things being too stiff because im not 60 years old i do long journeys in my golf and iv driven worse cars that make you want to fall asleep but anyway iv gone of track, the NS2R warmed up will definitely give you good feedback to where you need to set your car up in suspension and handling entering and exiting a corner with less stress no its not a pilot cup 2 but for the money i got mine from italy for £ 312 for 4 tryes thats pocket money
4 - tyre reviewed on March 19, 2019   
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Given 73% while driving a Vauxhall Astra VXR (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 15,000 spirited miles
Amazing on dry conditions, the grip and handling are amazing, on wet conditions are awful. Extremely tough ride, amazing life time.
17 - tyre reviewed on September 14, 2018   
Given 79% while driving a Opel Tigra (205/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Using it on my underpowered daily driven Tigra Twintop 1.8.
Wanted to try something different, with the goal of the vehicle in mind.
Goal of the car is to go everywhere doing 80 km/h (corners, roundabouts etc.) and it functions as intended.
Obviously the car has more modifications to get this done.

It is a very predictable tyre, with a nice soft boundry between grip and slip.
Sidewall stiffness isn't all there, but a lower sidewall could've most likely fixed that. Nevertheless decent feedback.
Has surprising comfort on short agitations from the roadsurface, on motorway speeds the tyre noise is clearly apparent however.
In the wet, just stick to the speedlimits.

Will buy again
1 - tyre reviewed on August 21, 2018   
Given 43% while driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse (255/40 R17) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
Please read this review! it nearly cost me my car!!!!!

Recently got these on and thought I would try these on the rear instead of my Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas, reviews seemed promising and thought why the hell not!

the car is setup for track and I love AD08R tires and these were ment to be as good for a lower cost! I have had these on for a few hundred miles on the road first to see how they do and to wear them in abit,

dry grip is good but not brilliant, I find it lacks something and jitters around alot and is not quite planted!

wet grip!!! well today showed me how bad they are in the wet!!! i nearly lost the cars back end because the tires felt like it was on ice! NEVER have i had this before EVER!!!!!!!! they are ok in a straight line in the wet but any corners it hates it! i was going just 55 MPG on an off ramp off the Motorway and it was not fun and I had to swerve acros the 2nd land and not hit the barrier! luckly I was able to regain control or it could have been very bad for my car!

for this reason if you want these tires BUY THEM FOR DRY USE ONLY!!!! I would hate to know how they are in the colder months even on track!

back to the Vredesteins I go as they are very good and even handle track events very well
35 - tyre reviewed on July 30, 2017   

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