Extreme Performance VR2

Modern road legal semi slick tyre with asymmetric tread and tyre shoulder design. Not symmetric radius geometry of inside/outside shoulder allow to increase grip and handling precision when cornering together with bigger contact area when braking. Reinforced sidewalls with advanced compounds formulations offers supreme grip and immediate steering reaction. Available in hard, medium, soft and super soft compounds.

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 55%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 87%
Wear 61%
Comfort 36%
Buy again 93%

Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 73% over 4,400 miles driven.

The VR2 is ranked 29th of 37 Summer Trackday and Competition tyres.

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Questions and Answers for the Extreme Performance VR2

2020-04-22 - Hi! Which cheap semi slick could be better for an Alfa 156 2,5V6 (Front, 1300 kg, 200 PS, Eibach PRO-Kit coilovers and springs, Brembo 330mm Brakes, 8x17j wheels) for trackday in dry conditions on the Hungaroring? I thought on the Westlake RS, Nankang NS-2R, Achilles 123S, Extreme VR2, Federal 595 in 225/45 R17. Which treadwear is optimal for this use? Thank you! Best regards, Gyulai Mark

Unfortunately we've not tested any of these tyres, and have only seen the Nankang appear in tests. This is something we'll be testing this year, so stay tuned!

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Top 3 Extreme Performance VR2 Reviews

Given 73% while driving a BMW 320i (225/45 R17) on track for 200 spirited miles
BMW E36 3.0i 1200kg,on 225/45/17 R7A: amazing on dry trackday ,very predictable compared with Federal and Westlake, consistent for more than 6 hard laps without cooling. The gripp is phenomenal from the first lap.I'm hard on brakes with CL RC 6 and never lock wheels even without ABS..amazing. Not tested in wet condition.For this price i'll never buy another semislick tire. Wear is normal for track use.
Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on July 3, 2023
Given 74% while driving a Renault Clio 1.8 16v (195/50 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Hi I was used 195/50/15 R5NK Vr2 for Slalom competition, R5 soft compound give you fast start and nice grib from beginning to finish with this price the best chose for all drivers amateur and professional drivers.
Helpful 79 - tyre reviewed on January 3, 2018
Given 79% while driving a BMW 330ti E36 (225/45 R17) on track for 1,000 spirited miles
Hi, i´ve driven the 651 Sport (200TW), Federal 595Rs-Pro, Nankang NS2R (120TW) on my 1994 E36 Compact. These Tires feel happy around 2-3° Camber at the Track, but since I tried the VR2 R7A, the Car needed 4-5° Camber in the Front. The VR2 is in my Opinion clearly a Semislick, not another UUHP/Extreme Performance Tire. My Car weighs 1040kg, Power ~230-250hp. Coldpressure F+R 1,7-1,8Bar. Hot 2,2-2,3Bar. I´ll def. buy them again.
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2021
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Given 77% while driving a Audi TT RS (225/45 R17) on track for 200 spirited miles
used for hill climbs 10 wins from 10 starts, loads of grip and feel, progressive slides good under brakes and go where you point them, road noise very high, wet grip good, tyre wear ok about the same as any other track tyre, and big bonus there cheap
Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on June 14, 2021
Given 46% while driving a Mazda RX8 (235/40 R18 W) on track for 2,000 spirited miles
Used as track tyres on Mazda RX8. In my opinion they need too much attention in temperature handling. You overheat them and the grip is gone. In range 40-80 Celcius they were fine, but anything above and really over 100*C they are starting to give up in every corner. Good tyre in comparison to it's price but if you need something that would last you little longer and give more grip then better find something else. Response was good, it felt tight and went where you want them to. As a big minus this tyre is going to change it's pressure every lap, so keep that in mind. You need to start really low to keep it happy and cool. :)
Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on April 9, 2020
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Given 73% while driving a Ford Focus RS (255/35 R18 W) on track for 0 spirited miles
This is killer of a tyre - and not just for the price. Wonderful handling and grip (in the dry), withstands abuse that kills Cup2s in 30mins. On a heavy car, mine survived (barely) one tarmac rally, one day at Spa, one at Nordschleife and four other track days. They are heavy, loud, but cheap.
Helpful 43 - tyre reviewed on August 21, 2019
Given 89% while driving a Westfield 2l zetec 200hp 600kg (195/50 R15) on track for 1,000 spirited miles
used in competition this tyre gave me more grip then r888, r1r or yokohama a048. i was even faster on extreme tyres then i was on avon slicks!
steady under heavy braking,
very easy to find the limit of the tyre and still easy to control once you're over the limit
i'll never drive another tyre on track again
i tested r5 and r7 compound, both withstand heavy track abuse on high track temperatures.
Helpful 60 - tyre reviewed on August 25, 2018