Yokohama ADVAN A048 review
What is it?
The Yokohama ADVAN A048 is a streetable track & competition tire designed for sports cars, and performance-oriented coupes and sedans. While technically DOT legal, the ADVAN A048 is not recommended for routine road use, and is best suited for track and performance environments.
The ADVAN A048 served as the original equipment tire for the Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige.
Strengths and weaknesses?
The ADVAN A048 is a bit of a one-trick pony...
While offering excellent dry condition grip and handling capabilities, rain performance is adequate at best, and comfort characteristics are poor. The ADVAN A048 is a decidedly not a street-friendly tire.
Treadlife is quite limited.
How does it compare?
Suspect wet road traction, poor comfort, and limited treadlife results in a ranking of fourth out of four streetable track & competition tires per user feedback.
- Treadlife Warranty: None
- Uniformity Warranty: First 2/32" of wear
Anything else to know?
The ADVAN A048's dry condition performance advantage over extreme summer performance options like the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 R is unproven and likely marginal on most tracks. At the same time, its price, wet road condition performance, and comfort disadvantages are definite.
With the exception of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, the "streetable track & competition" category as a whole lacks appeal as compared to the "extreme performance summer" and "racetrack & autocross only" categories at this time.
Want superb dry condition performance with sufficient traction for the street in both dry and wet conditions? Then extreme performance summer options like the AD08 R and Hankook Ventus R-S3 are a fit.
Looking for maximum track performance? Racetrack & autocross only options like the Hankook Ventus Z214 are superior options.
The ADVAN A048 doesn't offer any advantages as compared to competition from these alternative categories. Accordingly, we suggest that you explore options.
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