Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MAZDA6 s Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 500
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
Follow-Up Review: 7,000 miles on tires
March 19, 2011
As I am about to swap out my Conti ExtremeWinterContacts for the V12's, thought I would give an update. <br><br><br><br>The concrete highway issue went away as the tires broke in, which was great as I had a few road trips loading the car with people and gear - not a single gripe about the ride or noise from me the driver. <br><br><br><br>They are still very comfortable and grippy even on days below 45F. Michigan daily temperature swings kept me from swapping out for my winter tires until late November, so they saw plenty of below 30F mornings. I did not push them as hard due to the low temperature, but was not let down when I did. The tires do get louder when the weather turns colder, something I did not notice until the day I swapped my winter tires on. However, they do not sing like my Conti's do though, so noise at speed is actually much less. <br><br><br><br>I am greatly looking forward to getting them back on and will try to give another update mid-summer after enough warm weather hooning has occurred.
Initial Review: 500 miles on tires
April 05, 2010

Previously ran Cooper CS4 Touring on my Mazda, these are almost as comfortable and quiet as those tires but with a noticeable upgrade in the handling department, both dry and wet. Have not been able to max out the car/tire combos capabilities, but feel confident to push them hard in daily driving.

Compared to OEM Michelin MXM4, sidewall is softer on the Hankooks, giving greater comfort with slightly less response to steering inputs. Handling limits are much higher than the Michelin's though. Worlds quieter also.

The Ventus V12 Evo's seem more like a Grand Touring tire in general use, but easily kicks up its game in hard driving. Drives best over asphalt; if you drive a lot of concrete, try to test before buying - my Mazda likes to dodge around a lot more on some concrete highways (not all), but asphalt is smooth and very quiet.

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