Accelera 651 Sport

The 200tw Accelera 651 Sport combines performance grade race-compounds and street legal drivability in one compound race tyre. It shines in a race environment, but is designed for stable driving overall, making it your ultimate companion both on and off the track.

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 71%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 76%
Wear 77%
Comfort 76%
Buy again 80%

Tyre review data from 23 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 142,460 miles driven.

The 651 Sport is ranked 19th of 36 Summer Trackday and Competition tyres.

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Top 3 Accelera 651 Sport Reviews

Given 90% while driving a SEAT Leon Cupra (235/35 R19) on mostly motorways for 8,000 average miles
very good grip treadware 100 do the job and i will buy again
Helpful 152 - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2018
Given 34% while driving a Mazda MX5 2.0 SE (ND 2015 onwards) (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
So I bought Accelera 651 Sport. Somewhere like EP tires Accelera 651 Sport. And I promised to post, so here it is.
To sum up, don't buy! And whoever wants to buy them, no matter what, and I prefer to break both hands before he clicks on.
 At they have a nice review, so I risked it, but I did. I put the tires on the rear axle, where I need to have strength and certainty, because the MX-5 rests mainly on the butt in the corners. When I bought unknown tires, I expected them to be able to slide more or not have a fixed sidewall, or they would be too hard to be noisy, or could disappear quickly - at worst they could have a tricky moment to slip. But I was naive, the EP tires of Accelera 651 Sport showed up as a semislick parody, perhaps as an amateur copy. What followed after the change I really did not expect.
 Already when they arrived, I was intrigued that they had a strange black and soft touch. The gaps were very wide. In fact, the inscriptions and the cut of the sample look quite amateurish as with any protector. Also, the tire profile is not as "square" as in Yokohama, and so the width of the interface is smaller. Well, but I bravely put them on and carefully set off on the road.
 Well I am cautious to napos..tý, because at low speeds, although a drop of rubber, but nicely glued, but over 90 kmh began to swim. Attention! On a dry flat road without tracks or anything. I just want to overtake on the plane and just the maneuver to the left and back my back swung so that my anti-skid and anti-skid system started to flicker. This is always the same, and even on the best road it is not possible to go straight over 120kmh - the car starts to swim and the orange angel on the deck flashes as runaway! Even on a straight ride, after a perfect journey, there is a sudden feeling that my bike has gone to the tracks and pulls, while trying to balance it, the back of the stall and the stabilization system hit - on the plane!
 I began to suspect that this was a totally different design from Yokohamas. Yokohamy is a solid tire with a touch-hard pattern that is soft as a parameter and simply has a perfect grip when heated. Therefore, Treadwear (UTQG) has only 200. However, this number does not mean quality. It just means the tire doesn't last as long as the one with UTQG 350. And here someone decided to abuse it. The tire looks like a semislick and has UTQG as a semislick, but it's not semislick. Rather, it looks like a soft winter blend with a summer pattern. The mixture is really soft to the touch, and at a new sample height of about 1cm (assuming) it simply starts to chew at higher speeds and the car rips uncontrollably from left to right. So the sidewall design is solid, but the sample is chewing.
 I even had my bicycles outweighed if it wasn't but everything was OK. Finally I put the new Accelera back and the old Yokohama back - and everything is OK again. I can go fast and safely again. I have already left for one season with the winter on my front and I like a softer front that bites the corner. In this feature, the Accelery is fine, better than the winters, more sticky. I just had to buy another, new Yokohama on my ass.
 EP tires Accelera 651 Sport, therefore, can not recommend driving over about 70 km / h. And the price is not even so low that I recommend them for some technical fooling at low speeds (drifts, small circuits), I do not even know it directly, but the 70kmh it went with them and stick stuck.

Helpful 58 - tyre reviewed on June 9, 2019
Given 83% while driving a Audi A3 Sport (225/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 7,000 spirited miles
Great tire that do the job . much less noisier then the r888 need a little warm up
Helpful 47 - tyre reviewed on August 17, 2018
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Given 60% while driving a BMW (255/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Bought these after switching from a Miata. I didn't want to spend $800+ on autocross tires, and knew some people who ran these at autocross.
In the dry, these tires grip. Hard to say objectively, since I haven't had any other 200TW tires on the E46 but these tires out gripped my NB Miata on Falken RT660s (measured by speedometer around the same 4 leaf clover). I felt that they handled both fun road driving and autocross very well.

In the wet, these things love to hydroplane. If you get into any standing water, slow down. Though, that's kind of expected with the cheaper 200TW (had similar problems on a set of GT Radial SX2s) segment. I never had these problems on my Falkens (admittedly they were 50mm narrower).

Tire wear was also not great, but I suspect that was partially due to my alignment settings.

They are much louder than my winter tires on the same car, but not a deal breaker for cheap 200TW tires.

For the price, I don't think you're going to beat these. Grip way better than my old GT Radials, and are dirt cheap. Unless you're ultra competitive in your class, I say go for them.
Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on November 13, 2023
Given 81% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (255/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 10 spirited miles
I have used these tires now for about 2 years now. I was worried at first as I'm NOT a huge fan of trialing out tires from what I know works! I tried NS2R's and they were rubbish in light cold mornings and nearly crashed as they slipped out on me after a 30 mile drive! so those went and will NEVER get touched again!

Im a die hard Vredestein fan, from the sessanta's to the vorti's they do it all inc track days but do have limits on track days! its my go to tire for road use ALWAYS!!!

So after some heavy reading and reviews I decided to trial these 651 sports out for summer. when I got them on and they got worn in I liked what i was feeling with the stiff sidewall and response was great. I was mostly using them for my track wheels but on the roads so I knew what to expect from them.

Dry handling is epic! they handle well and grip like you want them to, there is no moving of the tires sidewall so everything is direct and precise.

Wet handling is also pretty good to be fair, IT DOES HATE standing water! but what track tire don't! they can handle well in the rain and once i got over my fear for my first wet drive they really shocked me as to how well they grip in the wet and brake under real hard testing without being able to lock them up much, you will see some cornering grip loss of course. if you go over 80mph they can float a bit on the water surface if its raining hard. light rain seems to not bother them really

I generally get 1, 9 month use out of the fronts ( 10k miles ish ) and then i can re use the rears next year BUT they do crack easily the following year you use them so you will possibly not get 2 full years from them without replacing them sooner, that's the ONLY downside really for the price. I swap rears to front the next year and then replace after a few months for new ones and then the rears to the front again and so on and so on.

it works out cheaper to buy good road tires for 2 - 4 years vs buying these for normal road use over 2 years. so bare this in mind!
But since this is a track tire you likely will need it for 1 year and that's all if you get them to last.

I find these do follow road gaps more then normal tires but that's ok and just keep hands on the wheel more.

I would and do buy these again and again each year for my non OEM wheels i run most of summer time. its a great tire to run and use and you really wont be disappointed in them. Wait for sales if you can as they do 20-30% sometimes off the tires which is nice and makes them even more of great value to run
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on October 7, 2023
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Given 61% while driving a Renault (225/40 R18) on track for 3,000 miles
Thought I would leave a review as I had a set on a mk4 rs clio which I then used on my mk4 rs megane trophy. On the clio which is about 1200kg these tyres were fantastic on track (oulton park UK). However on my megane around 1550kg although they were 100% controllable and "fun" even in the dry on the same track they squealed and I could not get heat into the fronts and slowed me massively in the corners. Admittedly 235 40 18 would be the correct size, i would conclude that because of the extra weight of the meg (500kg) these are are more suited to 1200kg max cars and below. Incredible value for money still.
Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on August 30, 2023
Given 79% while driving a Saab Automobile 9000 aero (205/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Great tyre for the money. If you buy these when they're on a deal from tirestreets in the UK you can't beat them got the entire set of 4 for £220. I don't do track days etc but for driving daily and bit of B road fun they're great.
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on May 28, 2023
Given 86% while driving a Volkswagen Mk6 Golf 1.4 TSI (225/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 24,000 average miles
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on January 15, 2023
Given 64% while driving a Renault Clio 182 cup (205/50 R15) on track for 250 spirited miles
Bought the extra 100tw tyres for hillclimbs and sprints, they had good grip but was a little unpredictable on the limit, a little grippier than the Michelin ps3 tyres I was using before but not any real difference in the times from being a 1b list tyre. It’s a good tyre for the price of them, there are better but then again at twice the price.
Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2022
Given 66% while driving a Mazda MX5 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
need a bit of warming up for them to start performing how you'd expect
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on August 2, 2022
Given 87% while driving a Renault Megane RS250 CUP (235/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
Had these tyres on my megane rs250 and wow blown me away these were the 200 compound, on motorway there is a little tyre noise but turn radio up thats gone but trackdays,jesus these tyres for the money are outstanding, cadwell park in the wet is alway a challenging track, and this is true i could drive the car 80% flat out in the wet , braking, corning it was mental, then the day dry out and the car come was amazing, and in the gooseneck part of the track thr car was effortless and rapid. Drove home on tyres and coul still use them again , so great for the money
Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on March 10, 2022
Given 84% while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI (265/35 R18) on mostly motorways for 4,000 spirited miles
When the tyre is new, its not grippy till its properly runned in. The tyre also takes longer to warm up compared to others same categories tyre, it doesn’t overheat easily due to harder rubber compounds which also gives slower wear and more mileage to the tyre. Due to its extremely hard sidewall, even harder then ad08r, Its a heavy tyre. It performs well on wet, best ehp tyre on wet i would say. The dry grip is good but not on intensive driving style. The tyre will really grips when its properly warmed up, which is not easy unless you did a few warm up run before really whacking the corners. The feedback of the tyres is great that you can almost few every uneven surface of the road. Road noise not really if you has a loud car like mine :) If you would like the daily your car with a ehp tyre and not emptied your pockets, this is the tyre to go for. For the price of rm1300 for 4 265/35/18 it’s definitely bang for a buck! Its one of the best budget ehp tyre out there in the market, worth a try if you are still new to ehp tyre.
Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on July 8, 2020
Given 97% while driving a Audi rs3 (235/35 R19) on mostly motorways for 22,000 spirited miles
extreme grip best semi slick tire i had
Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on May 8, 2020
Given 96% while driving a Subaru BRZ (215/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 13,600 spirited miles
very quiet tire great grip unbelievable performance before i had toyo r888 it was very noisy and non comfort for sure i will buy again
Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2020
Given 94% while driving a Subaru BRZ (215/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 13,600 spirited miles
very quiet tire for semi slick before i had toyo r888 that was very noisy great grip unbelievable performance good deal for the money for sure i will buy again
Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2020