Yokohama ADVAN APEX V601

The Yokohama ADVAN APEX V601 is a Extreme Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Yokohama A008P.

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 89%
Wear 67%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 85%

Tyre review data from 12 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 99,122 miles driven.

The ADVAN APEX V601 is ranked 7th of 33 Summer Extreme Performance tyres.

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Top 3 Yokohama ADVAN APEX V601 Reviews

Mazda (235/50 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
Excellent dry grip, good cornering, very quiet at high track speeds, excellent stability but bad on wet roads it skids too much.
Helpful 183 - tyre reviewed on February 25, 2021
Given 77% while driving a Mazda New Mazda 6 Estate Diesel (225/45 R19) on mostly motorways for 20,000 easy going miles
Dry grip is better than PS4 and F1A5, wet grip is same level to PS4 and F1A5, but handling/feeling to the car made me no confident in the corner.
It is a noisy tyre and not comfort but the grip is outstanding.
Helpful 46 - tyre reviewed on May 18, 2023
Given 81% while driving a Peugeot 208 GTi (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,500 spirited miles
Mixed road use for 4500km. Dry hot roads, country long travel on rough surfaces and sprint sport racing every 4 weeks. Dropped noise levels was a factor over the Nankang and surprisingly better grip. Improved cornering was a selling point and that did not disappoint.
Helpful 49 - tyre reviewed on February 14, 2023
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Given 84% while driving a Honda Civic FK7 Sport (235/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 18,000 spirited miles
Started using a set of this Yokohama Advan APEX since late last year.
Dry Grip and the handling feedback is just great and sticky! Taking out of the corner is easy, gripped and gives you so much confidence. I like the road feedback, superb on dry surface (at a speed of 165 km/h) and also good on a wet surface (at a speed 120 km/h). Sometimes a bit struggle with traction (slightly on a higher-side of speed) but manageable. Basically the wet grip is just better than other normal UHP tires but a bit lower than those Michelin PS4 / Continental CSC7.
On a comfort side, I guess due to a stiff sidewall, it makes the road feedback better but like me, I prefer feedback over comfort.
Tire wear, I've been running close to 30,000KM on my Honda Civic FK7 Sport and the tread left approximately 35% left.
Overall, I love this tires, a bit cheaper than a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (which is the set that I am using before I change it to this Advan APEX) and also I would buy again. Love the grip and also love the sidewall design too ;-)
Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2023
Given 77% while driving a Audi S4 (255/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 900 miles
Bought these for a B8 Audi S4 Avant (mildly tuned, ECU; 404PS) as a replacement for the no-longer-in-stock Goodyear Eagle F1 Sport, and they've been a pleasant surprise.

They're not the quietest (Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop UHPs have better NVH) but easily superior to Toyo Proxes, Nankangs and GT Radials for highway rides. They are comfy, however; and predictable. Wear could be a concern for the spirited driver.

Precise feedback (for an audi), excellent grip and a completely predictable performance profile. Just great for hot hatches and sub 400bhp cars. Reason being they're a bit too lively in slick and wet conditions due to it's racy design.

Still, one of the better tyres in it's price range
Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2023
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Given 79% while driving a BMW 330e (265/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 12,500 spirited miles
Recently switched from the trusty PS4 after a solid 5-year run to the V601s. Performance wise it’s been impressive, delivering fantastic handling in both wet and dry conditions. However the only drawback I’ve encountered is the quicker wear and tear. With just around 20.000kms on the odometer, the tread is nearly worn out, warranting a replacement after roughly 9 months of use. Overall, while the performance is on point, the lifespan might be something to keep in mind.
Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on August 26, 2023
Given 96% while driving a Honda Civic Si Sedan (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Have been running on these tires for about a week and I must say it is fantastic. Dry grip is superb, handling is so precise and very predictable in the wet. Noise levels in the cabin is acceptable for such an extreme UHP tire, at least there's a difference in quietness compared to my previous tire. For those who are looking for a sporty tire with a sporty look I would definitely recommend this tire. Thumbs up!
Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on June 17, 2023
Given 79% while driving a Subaru 2018 WRX STi (265/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
I was able to use it on a some track session with friends during summer and I never had any problems with the grip especially on corners. On the city and highway, Its more comfortable than what I expected especially for its tire classification. The road noise is minimal. Haven't had the chance to really try it on wet roads yet though. Also started to see noticeable tire wear in almost a year of use but its to be expected. I 'd be happy to get about 3 years out of this tire. Overall, I'm very happy with its performance and I'd buy this tire again when the time comes.
Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on May 8, 2023
Given 83% while driving a Honda Civic Type R (275/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 1,600 spirited miles
Drive for some 1,600 miles, daily driven and spirit. Very good grip in dry, responsive in hard curves. In wet the performance is precise and some aquaplane but manageable, it's a 275 wide. The sound road is normal for performance tire with this trade ware. Still testing
Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on September 16, 2022
Given 93% while driving a Mercedes Benz E220Cdi (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 1,500 average miles
Had these on for 1500kms. True to what all earlier reviews had mentioned, though this is rated as a UHP tyre, they are surprisingly quiet. So quiet that I started noticing some minor creaking sounds when driving that wasn't there previously (drowned out by previous tyre noise). Was running Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin previously on my W212 E220 CDI and nothing comes close to providing an overall positive experience as these. Wear rating of 280 and married to my stage 1 tuned high torque, RWD sedan, I will be happy to get 25K kms out of these with regular rotation. And being slightly cheaper than the top end UHP, I would say though they are not the cheapest, but definitely they are value for money for the enjoyment they provided at this price point. I am a converted supporter for Yokohama tyres and will definitely look at these again when time comes.
Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on August 11, 2022