The ADVAN Neova AD07 is the Extreme Performance Summer tire member of Yokohama’s global family of ADVAN performance tires developed for sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan enthusiasts who love sport driving. Used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on the Lotus Elise, the ADVAN Neova AD07 is designed to provide high levels of traction, responsive handling and driving control in dry and wet road conditions. However, like all Extreme Performance Summer tires, these tires are not intended to be serviced, stored nor driven in near- and below-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

The ADVAN Neova AD07 molds a “fine particle” Micro Silica (MS) tread compound (to provide greater road surface adhesion) into a directional tread pattern that features massive tread blocks with rounded edges to increase cornering stability and steering response while promoting more even wear. Five large circumferential and multiple directionally aligned lateral grooves resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction. The tire’s structure includes two wide steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to provide strength and uniform ride quality and high-speed capability while the sidewalls are tuned to resist lateral deflection providing handling control and cornering stability.

Like the motorsports tires this Extreme Performance street tire has evolved from, the ADVAN Neova AD07 radial’s construction and compounds have been tuned to maximize the tire’s traction and performance within a specific range of ambient temperatures. Therefore, unlike less highly-tuned tires, Yokohama’s care instructions specify that due to its compound characteristics, ADVAN Neova tires must be used and stored at temperatures above -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) to maintain its performance and avoid tire damage.


  1. I purchased this tire for autocross use only but have driven quite a few miles on regular roads as I am too lazy to change wheels and tires between events! The only issue I have seen with the AD07 is braking grip on a cold tire. If I begin a meet without the opportunity to pre-warm the tire, I experience dramatic drop off on initial braking grip. The tire comes back almost immediately but it is a factor that can get your attention in a hurry. It is a really close call between these AD07’s and my RE-01R’s for overall performance. I think the RE-01R is a more predictable feel with a gradual break away at the limit but the AD07 is better suited for pure autocross (and they look cooler!)Having to store the tires over the winter, here in North Dakota, is a challenge. I have to hide my wheels and tires under the stairs so that the rubber doesn’t degrade due to sub zero temperatures! Maybe this is another example of why I have that cold start issue with the tire?Next season I will probably switch to an “R” compound tire to push the Elise even harder but for now the AD07 has been a great buy.. even though it is a very expensive tire.

  2. Treadwear is unacceptable–dangerously bald in less than 6000 miles. Probably they were bald by 4000, but I never checked. Of course it comes with no treadwear warrantee. Given the choice, I would not purchase these again, although I may not have another good option with my car.


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