Achilles A/TR Sport

The Achilles ATR Sport is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 62%
Wet Grip 42%
Road Feedback 54%
Handling 47%
Wear 62%
Comfort 57%
Buy again 39%

Tyre review data from 53 tyre reviews averaging 52% over 528,320 miles driven.

The A/TR Sport is ranked 133rd of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

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2012 Autobild 50 Tyre Braking Test - 29th of 45 tyres

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  • 29th: 2012 Autobild 50 Tyre Braking Test (225/45 R17)
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    Top 3 Achilles ATR Sport Reviews

    Given 56% while driving a Subaru 2008 subaru impreza sti (240/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 3 spirited miles
    Wet weather? No. I have a 2008 Sti making about 250whp. In the rain it drives like it's rwd. It loses traction like no tomorrow. Now dry weather handling is quite surprising considering they at as cheap as they are. Probably would by again if I was in a money crunch and couldn't afford good high performance tires.
    Helpful 166 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2016
    Given 37% while driving a Hyundai elantra (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
    Awful grip be it in dry or wet. While cruising on expressway, it was dry, going above 100kmh will got me swinging from left to right even when my steering remain straight. Dry grip is so terrible.

    I'm wet, non existent.

    The only good thing is that it will never wear out.

    Do not buy this. I repeat. Do not buy this. I've just replaced with Michelin PS4 and never look back.
    Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on August 26, 2018
    Given 30% while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    simple- bad tyre, rubber is very hard, even on smooth road car i very noisy, you feel like you are inside the drum, tyres was balanced but car was very bumpy. This tyres probably last long( I don’t know if in this case is advantage), I got puncture in 2 wheels,local shop only had Achilles tyres, after 2 weeks torture I’ve bin them and got Michelin , if you’re nearly deaf and road around you is bumpy probably you will like this tyres,especially the price is low .
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on April 26, 2018
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    Given 34% while driving a MG ZT 135 CDTi (225/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
    Run for 20k miles on a 2005 MG ZT CDTi. Tyre wear was awful. Only 20k miles from a pair of tyres, even in this price range us bad. Dry grip was below average. In the wet, there is little road feedback and they aquaplane for fun. Save up and buy something better than these.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on January 31, 2023
    Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen Jetta 2.0tdi Sport (/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    With 400lb-ft of torque in an fwd car, I spun like crazy with all seasons so I tried these. With launch control, I still had no spin or it was very minimal. Car was also able to take curvy on-ramps and corners a lot faster without sliding. For example all seasons I would start sliding at 35mph on the bend, with these it was about 55mph. Very surprised with the performance for the price. Although when it is wet I lose traction when I shouldn't. When the tires were brand new I didn't seem to have that problem, but after about 10k miles of wear, I noticed a lot of traction loss even when I wasn't accelerating hard. Overall pretty good tire with an aggressive look to it, I would recommend if on a budget.
    Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on November 8, 2021
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    Given 79% while driving a BMW 318is (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 85,000 easy going miles
    23 December on N12 outside Delmas Rsa. A vehicle on the opposite side oncoming had a Tyre blow out the vehicle started to barrel roll out of control heading directly towards my vehicle. I took very serious evasive action on my Achilles atr 17 by literly turning my car from left to right at at that time approximately 120kph. The Tyre gripped 100% saving my families lives. Yes I am going to purchase a new set come 2021.
    Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on October 13, 2021
    Given 39% while driving a Mazda RX 8 231PS (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 21,000 average miles
    They are unwearable. Got them with the 2nd had car and drive 21000 miles and they still look like day one, despite being installed on the rear wheel drive of a sport car! :D Dangerous wheels over 15mph.
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on September 3, 2021
    Given 65% while driving a Nissan Skyline V35 (225/40 R19) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    All the reviews you read here are true. Although they last well and are quite good on the dry the wet grip is terrible. Very easy to spin the tires coming from a stop (although fun when done on purpose) but loosing it on the wet and have even hydroplaned on a highway/motorway so I have absolutely no trust in them when there's any sign on water.
    Helpful 14 - tyre reviewed on November 4, 2020
    Given 39% while driving a Mazda 6 Series (225/45 R19) on mostly motorways for 30 average miles
    Never again! Avoid those ones
    Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on October 7, 2020
    Given 44% while driving a Ford ba falcon (245/40 R18) on mostly town for 10,000 easy going miles
    I bought my BA11 XR6 with the tyres fitted, probably because it needed them for the roadworthy. Although it's a ute, I did not expect such poor rear grip. I swear the last time I had such miserable handling, the tyres were cross-ply! I'm not earning at the moment, so I can't afford to just throw away 12 month old tyres, but I am just waiting for the day when they are worn enough to ditch. To have such a nice car and have to drive it like a grandma is utterly frustrating. It's literally the only complaint I have with my 13yo car.
    Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on July 26, 2020
    Given 33% while driving a BMW 535d M Sport (275/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 300 spirited miles
    Avoid at all cost !!! I've recently bought a BMW 535D with these tyres on and the car is dangerous in the damp and lethal in the wet. I intend to get them changed asap before the traction control wears out as it's working overtime even under moderate acceleration. I hope this review saves lives !!!
    Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on June 12, 2020
    Given 20% while driving a Nissan Nissan Altima U13 1996 (205/50 R18) on mostly town for 20,000 average miles
    Im using this tyre for about less than a year, the side wall start to crack. Not only 1 crack, but 3 cracks. At the price of this tyre, safety are not priority on this tyre. It was slippery during dry and very worst at wet road. I use this tyre as daily, using at downhill and wet road are the worst experience ever on this tyre. Plus, its quite noisy on dry road.
    Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on June 6, 2020
    Given 47% while driving a Satria Neo (205/50 R16 V) on track for 2,000 spirited miles
    "You get what you pay for". Funny how a tyre with the word "sport" in it is worse than a normal road or eco tyres in the market. Went on multiple track sessions, from technical autocross courses, tight karting like circuits and high speed f1 circuits. The undeersteer in these are phenomenal. Its not as noticeable in the high speed circuits but im struggling for grip in the other courses. The tread pattern itself lasts a long time but with only a few undesteering screeching, im starting to lose alot of rubber on the edges. Daily road use wise, its as good as an average economy tyre. Noise is slightly loud but bearable for me. Recommended you decrease your speed on wet roads because its prone to hydroplanning, although i gotta admit for a "sport tyre", its not that bad in wet conditions. Id say, if youre not looking for extra quality tyres for your 'A to B' commute, by all means. It lasts quite sometime and its cheap. Plus, it looks nice. Its my fault bringing this tyre to a track but with a proclaimed level like this, I would've imagine it could atleast keep up with the ventus12 evo 2 or the ps31. I know i couldve opted for semi slicks but im trying to not go overkill. Im experimenting on multiple tyres. Final words, if you dont mind low end tyres, you're not going racing (apart from weekend drift sessions), really on a budget, then go for it. But if you have a specific trim and standards youre searching and looking for in a tyre, then i can tell you, search deeper
    Helpful 14 - tyre reviewed on February 18, 2020
    Given 24% while driving a BMW 530i (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
    Minimal traction in normal conditions, atrocious in the wet. Traction control continuously intervenes especially if there are any road undulations.
    The older they get the harder they become and the traction issues are only compounded.
    Avoid at all costs!
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on July 14, 2019
    Given 49% while driving a Daihatsu Perodua Myvi (205/45 R16) on mostly motorways for 0 spirited miles
    Not really good in the wet. Okay in dry. Very noisy as it harden with time.
    Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2019