Kumho Ecsta SPT review
What is it?
The Kumho Ecsta SPT is an ultra high performance summer tire designed for sports cars, and sporty sedans and coupes. The Ecsta SPT is positioned as an affordable, original equipment replacement/upgrade summer tire option.
Strengths and weaknesses?
Good overall grip and performance in dry and wet road conditions.
Comfort characteristics are in line with the top tier ultra high performance summer tire options. So too is treadlife.
While not exceptional in any evaluative category, the Ecsta SPT is very solid overall.
How does the Ecsta SPT compare?
Certainly the Ecsta SPT lacks the outright performance of class leaders like the BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2, Dunlop Direzza DZ102, and (perhaps) the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500. But it's well-rounded nonetheless, and without any noteworthy deficiencies. Tire Rack users rank the Ecsta SPT seventh out of seventeen ultra high performance summer tire options.
In 2010 Tire Rack comparative testing, the Ecsta SPT finished behind the Yokohama S.drive, and just ahead of the aforementioned Firestone in final scoring for a second overall finish.
Anything else to know?
Kumho often offers a well balanced combination of reasonable performance, civility/comfort, and value, and the Ecsta SPT is one such example.
Special/closeout pricing may apply to one or all Ecsta SPT sizes available, making it one of the top buys within the category at this time. Especially for those who are budget-minded.
While not excellent in any particular capacity, the performance of the Ecsta SPT will be more than adequate for most drivers, and the value is undeniable.
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