Yokohama Advan A052

Developed for use in circuit, gymkhana events, the ADVAN A052 will come in 16 sizes, ranging from 16 inches to 18 inches.

The ADVAN A052 will be the successor to the ADVAN A048, an ultimate street sport tyre. The new tyre improves upon the ADVAN A048's already superior cornering and stable handling to deliver unprecedented grip performance in wet and dry conditions. The tread design is developed from the tarmac rally tyre ADVAN A051T which has been using at many rallies in Europe, and also that is derived from the legend tyre, YOKOHAMA A008.

Tyre review data from 11 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 44,578 miles driven, and 2 tests with an average result of 2nd.

Dry Grip 99%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 92%
Handling 96%
Wear 54%
Comfort 71%
Buy again 90%

First On MarketJune 2016
Wheel Size13 - 20"
Width185 - 325mm
Profile30 - 60
Rolling ResistanceD - D
Wet GripA - C
Noise (dB)69 - 75
Winter RatingNot Winter Rated

The Advan A052 is ranked 7th of 37 Summer Trackday and Competition tyres.

This tyre replaced the Yokohama Advan A048.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2021 Track Day 200TW Tyre Test
3rd of 8 tyres
  • Friendly tyre to drive, slight understeer balance and it felt softer on the sidewall / slower to react than the Falken and BFGoodrich, but it was very easy to drive quickly. Extremely fast warm up, very good for autocross style events.
  • Peaky first lap grip with rapid drop off in time, high levels of wear.
  • The Yokohama Advan A052 has a quick warm up and predictable friendly handling which makes it an excellent choice for the less confident driver, or those doing sprint / autocross style events.
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2019 17 inch Track Day Tyre Test
1st of 5 tyres
  • Forgiving of mistakes, greatest cornering grip, good wet grip.
  • Expensive, high wear, not designed for heavy rain.
  • Similar handling to the Trofeo R, but very novice friendly as it forgives over driving. The A052 doesn't require a strong warmup, and it keeps its peak grip for 2-3 laps before settling into its race pace. Even when worn to the limit the pace remains strong!

    Very high treadwear for a 200 tyre, 100-120 seems more realistic.
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2021 Tyre Tests

2019 Tyre Tests

14 inch
185/60R14 86 VDB69
15 inch
195/55R15 89 VDB71
16 inch
205/55R16 94 W XLDA71
205/55R16 94 WDA71
17 inch
215/45R17 91 W XLDA71
225/45R17 94 W XLDA71
215/45R17 91 WDA71
225/45R17 94 WDA71
18 inch
225/40R18 92 Y XLDA71
225/40R18 92 YDA71
245/40R18 97 YDA71
255/35R18 94 Y XLDA73
245/40R18 97 Y XLDA71
255/35R18 94 YDA73
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Top 3 Yokohama Advan A052 Reviews

Given 81% while driving a Opel astra g caravan (235/40 R18) on track for 150 spirited miles
Hi everyone,
don't take the wet grip, wear, and comfort scores seriously. After all it's a track tire for dry conditions. As such it does a beautiful job. I haven't come to the point of registering any fading despite driving a 330hp FWD track car. That's also why the front tires are over after 150 miles, though the rear tires have done way more and are still at 50%.
Helpful 247 - tyre reviewed on August 7, 2017
Given 86% while driving a Renault (205/50 R15) on track for 100 spirited miles
Used on a clio 182
These tyres gripped from cold, way better than any tyre I’d tried before in the 1b tyre list, but I could see the tyre wearing after the first session!
Worth every penny if your looking for outright grip on the track.
Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on November 13, 2023
Given 81% while driving a Subaru Impreza WRX STI (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,214 spirited miles
I have this tyre for a year and 8 months. The grip is phenomenal on dry but on wet not that great. But they are expensive tires.
Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on June 6, 2021
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Given 77% while driving a Lotus Elise (225/45 R17) on track for 15,000 spirited miles
If you need a Semi Tire with wet performance, then the 052 is the right one. Maybe another Semi is better in the dry but I am very sure that the wet performance is lower! If you need a semi that also performs in the rain, then the 052 is the right choice for you. There may be other semis that are better in the dry, but oh I'm sure the performance in the rain is worse.
Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on April 28, 2022
Given 91% while driving a BMW m2 (275/35 R19) on mostly motorways for 3,000 average miles
I've had these tyres on my BMW M2 for approximately 5,000kms. It's modified with circa 450whp and most tyres including cup2's struggle to put the power down. These have phenomenal grip in both the dry and wet (considering the type of tyre they are). They've been on my daily driver which sees some spirited driving but it has been mostly relaxed highway driving with the exception of a (wet) skidpan day and circa 15 launches during initial testing. The grip has also been consistent throughout their life, unlike other tyres which seemingly drop off, especially with daily driving through various weather conditions. They also don't need a lot of temp in them to function well. Unfortunately wear is pretty average. Where I previously got 30,000kms out of a set of Cup 2's with the same driving conditions, I'll struggle to hit 10,000kms with these based on the treadwear so far. Brilliant tyres for grip (though the cups have better feedback and turn in) but the wear lets them down unless you get them strictly for spirited driving / track work (which to be fair is probably what they are marketed towards) I don't think they are worth it.
Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on February 14, 2022
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Given 78% while driving a Lotus Exige S (225/45 R17) on track for 1,500 spirited miles
I have these tyres on an S2 Lotus Exige for trackdays. The dry grip is very good. True to the reviews, it is a very friendly tyre to drive at the limit, as it breaks away predictably and regains grip smoothly which is useful on a car without stability control! Braking distances are very short, which is further evidence of the great grip that they have, I haven't used them on track in the wet, so I cant say how they feel in those conditions. I drive my car to the track, and although the car is not exactly a luxury cruiser, the ride is improved on the broken UK roads over the Avons it had before. I have done 3 trackdays on the tyres so far. The wear issue that I am having is that the shoulders of the rear tyres seem very worn. The centre of the tyre is fine with plenty of tread left (even though it only started with 5mm!). However, the tyres are still providing plenty of grip. I'll try them on one more trackday and see how they fare!
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2021
Given 81% while driving a Subaru Impreza WRX STI (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,214 spirited miles
I have this tyre for a year and 8 months. The grip is phenomenal on dry but on wet not that great. But they are expensive tires.
Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on June 5, 2021
Given 96% while driving a Volkswagen Golf mk6 GTD (245/35 R18) on track for 400 spirited miles
These are the best MSA 1a 1b or 1c Blue book tyre, they are labelled as a 200 treadwear but seem to wear more like a 100 semi slick but have twice the grip of any R888r, AR1, Direzza or Trofeo R in the wet and that's a big deal in the UK! I've used them all on various cars and now these are my Go-To track/race tyre, especially for cars that I drive to and from the track. The main downside is the quick wear in hot conditions, especially if the car does not have enough camber. I had to add about a degree compared to Toyo's so please bear that in mind when switching. Stiffer springs helped too as the grip is closer to a slick! They don't get slower after many heat cycles so you can use them until the cords show through. Then there is the cost but these sort of tyres are getting fitted to expensive cars and at tracks like the Nurburgring, saving £200 on a set of tyres can cost thousands in barrier repairs when a light dusting of rain occurs!! So overall, the best Semi-Slick around, just don't cry when they only manage a handful of trackdays. People will think you or your car are much better than they are! haha
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2020