Nankang AS2

The Nankang AS2 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre has been replaced by the Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 90%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 76%
Wear 80%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 70%

Tyre review data from 5 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 21,600 miles driven.

The AS2 is ranked 34th of 139 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test - 8th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Best resistance to aquaplaning, good comfort, acceptable in the dry.
  • Negative - Long braking distances and poor handling in the wet, very high rolling resistance.
  • Overall - Conditionally recommended.
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2018 Tyre Tests

  • 8th: 2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
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    Top 3 Nankang AS2 Reviews

    Given 60% while driving a Ford Focus ST 225 (2003 2007) (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 100 spirited miles
    Incredibly unstable due to the large water channels in the threads - making the rubber inbetween quite thin/small, and it flex. Very noticeable in high speed atleast and during hard braking, car squirms like a snake. And if road is uneven you have to countersteer for each lean the car makes. (by a small amount of course but noticeable)
    Maybe not so noticeable on cars that already have this character due to soft suspension and high profiled tyres etc.
    Helpful 73 - tyre reviewed on May 3, 2015
    Given 89% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium X (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
    Bought these at half the price of the main brands (my tyre size was coming in around £200 each for most makes).
    To be honest, I've notice no difference in handling, grip or stopping ability at all compared to the 2 previous big brands I had.
    And so far they've lasted twice as long on the front compared to the last pair.
    Noise levels not bad either.
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on February 10, 2015
    Given 67% while driving a BMW X5 (275/40 R20) on mostly motorways for 5,000 spirited miles
    feels good everywhere with high speed over 220 kmh the straightrun is not good enough, and i suspect it is because of the (soft) tyres
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on February 23, 2022
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    Given 96% while driving a BMW 320d XDrive saloon (265/35 R20) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
    My first experience of Nankang tyres and I have to say I am really pleased. Would normally buy a premium brand but these came on the car and have pleasantly surprised me. If anything the car is “over” tyred as not standard rims but wet or dry it is predictable and sure footed even spirited driving through local lanes which I do regularly as well as many motorway miles. I’m replacing like for Like as the price is incredibly good and I need nothing else from my tyres.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on May 21, 2022
    Given 80% while driving a BMW 520d (275/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
    I drive a BMW 5 Series (17 plate) & rear runflats are expensive as I have 19'' wheels. Tried Falkens and was very happy with them but my local garage said try these.....and so far so good. These are big tyres being 275 wide - cost wise £170 each fitted which is very good for Runflats of this size 19''. Drive seems fine / noise, no issues / wet handling not really tested so far but roads were wet this morning and had no problems, they are A Rated for wet so should be ok....wear only time will tell but as I'm retired my days of pounding motorways are over but I still enjoy driving my car and tyres are very very important.......yes you get what you pay for generally but you can also get good value and to date these Nankang's seem good value for money.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2022
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