The ADVAN Neova AD08 R (R for new Revolution in street tire tread compounding) is Yokohama’s Extreme Performance Summer tire developed to excite sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan enthusiasts who have a passion for fast and fun driving. ADVAN Neova AD08 R is designed to increase grip and improve handling on dry and wet roads. 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.

Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 RADVAN Neova AD08 R tire’s tread compound features more carbon to increase dry grip and Micro Silica to enhance wet grip. A Macromolecule polymer blend increases tread rigidity and resistance to wear, while Yokohama’s Orange Oil Technology maximizes performance and minimizes environmental impact by replacing some of the petroleum oil traditionally used in tires with oil harvested from orange peels. The new compound develops better initial dry grip and control, while increasing wet performance and resistance to wear. This compound is molded into a directional tread pattern that features twin circumferential center ribs and extra-wide uniblock shoulders to increase cornering stability and steering response. Three large circumferential grooves and HydroArc Channels in the shoulders resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction.

The tire’s internal structure includes two wide steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to provide strength and high-speed capability. The sidewalls are reinforced with steel cord inserts to resist lateral deflection and enhance control and cornering stability.

NOTE:

At the end of 2016, Yokohama changed the Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) of their ADVAN Neova AD08R Extreme Performance Summer tire to reflect a 200 Treadwear rating.

UTQG ratings for Treadwear, Traction and Temperature are based on tests conducted by tire manufacturers and reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These regulations allow tire manufacturers to under-rate their tires’ capabilities, but prohibit over-rating them. UTQG ratings are required to be printed on their labels and branded on tire sidewalls.

Yokohama assigned the 180 Treadwear rating when the ADVAN Neova AD08R was introduced, however subsequent Yokohama wear data revealed the tire line earned a 200 Treadwear rating.

With some competition rules now requiring higher UTQG Treadwear ratings, Yokohama decided it was time to officially change the ADVAN Neova AD08R line’s rating to accurately reflect its capabilities.

*In order to help drivers confirm which tire they will receive, we have identified the tires by listing their Treadwear rating on the product Specs tab.

Like the motorsports tires this Extreme Performance Summer street tire has evolved from, the ADVAN Neova AD08 R 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 AD08 R tires must be serviced, stored and driven at temperatures above -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) to maintain its performance and avoid tire damage.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I had an Evo from 17,000 miles to 80,000 miles. When I bought it, it came with other tires that were good for learning. The AD08 R made a mad difference and everything was fun. Lots of attention to puddles for hydroplaning or loose sand, otherwise they owned the road and after a couple 10,000’s of miles of learning their limits, humbled most any adjacent sports car.Thanks to AWD, the wear was very balanced. My tire shop griped that I kept them over 40 psi but the wear pattern was flat although the ride was harder; I got nearly 20k miles on sets with very infrequent rotation.The entire time I had these tires I drove the Evo with its SST transmission in Sport+ mode every day, all the time, and with anti-yaw control switched off. One night I found a freshly slurry-coated shopping center parking lot that had just been drizzled on with enough water to bead—and I savored 4-wheel donuts that lasted maybe 7 seconds per 360-degree rotation. Otherwise these tires would barely chirp on freeway and fairly bumpy city streets where I was glad not to have lower than a .40 profile to absorb some bumps.These were the greatest tires I’ve ever had by far, and I miss them! I’ve since transitioned to a 2006 Toyota Corolla XRS (the one with the Celica 1.8 NA engine) and I’ve run a set of AD08 R’s on that—and it is an absolute joy to realize that some of the reason that the Evo was able to corner 3X the caution sign with a little bit of cushion on traction was really just these tires.

  2. This is my second set of these AD08Rs for my Skyline and once again I will be buying another set when the time comes. I have been on this set for 3 full car seasons and there is still around 35% life left in them. Keep in mind that I drive spiritedly every time I get in the car. I have taken it on track days multiple times both road course and drag strip, as well as the occasional launch leaving a car show. I dont drive very much in the wet so i cant give too much feedback there, however, anytime I was caught in the rain, it was stable enough to get home, just have to be a bit more cautious with inputs. For the price (at least at my size specs) I feel it is a better value than say R888s or Pilot SS tires. Loads of grip and a ton of smiles! Highly recommend trying a set of these on your sports car for the summer!

  3. This is remarkably the second car on which I’ve been able to run these tires. Sad that production is no longer available in the US.Previously I had the fancy AWD system on the Evo X MR, and here I’ve actually had remarkable fun with an FF non-turbo, non-Limited slip differential, 1.8l NA—although one that revs to about 8000 RPM with turbo-like valve lift over about 6500.Long story short, this car has compared favorably to occasionally exceeding the Evo in terms of fun. No, it can’t launch like an AWD system and it can’t power out of corners when the inside front tire gets light without stuttering. But smooth entry into a corner? Check! In fact, when the tires were new I had the experience of waving off some oversteer by simply blipping in tighter on the steering wheel, which dug in with surplus traction and lightened up the rear exquisitely and got me back on line! I wouldn’t have learned that trick unless I’d enjoyed these tires for 40,000 miles on an Evo as a daily driver.What I learned (sadly on what might have been the last four AD08 R’s in North America in this size) was that in an FF car like the Corolla XRS, I TOTALLY did not rotate the tires fast enough. Where in the Evo with AWD I might have rotated them one in 20,000 miles, with the Corolla, I’m 3/4 through the tread on the front tires at 8,000 miles in and of course I can’t get them rotated in a shop with the back tires that are only 1/4 through the tread. [oversteer scares passengers; understeer scares drivers!]So, learning that nearly all my stress is applied to just the front tires, I should have been rotating these puppies every 3000 miles.But if they’re not available—nobody will every benefit from this learning!

  4. I drive like a nut and always push the car to the limits LOL that being said these were the best tires I’ve ever had they actually had too much grip I couldn’t get the back end loose on a dry day (624hp)… Amazing wet handling.. just all around the grip on these things are so much better than any other Tire I’ve ever tried… I could care less about the treadnoise because I can’t hear it over my engine and no one buys these tires for life expectancy I’m sure it’s not the longest I can make a mark in the tire with my fingernail on a hot day that’s how insanely soft and sticky they get… This is pretty much a track tire that’s legal for the road it’s a bit pricey but I wish I had these on the car when I crashed it because it probably wouldn’t have gotten away on me… It’s all good though I bought a new one and it’s getting upgraded also LOL

  5. I purchased a stock pre-owned 2013 Mini JCW GP2 last year with prime focus on HPDEs (track days). For those who are not familiar with this car, it is a factory track day car (lowered, coil overs, strut brace, 6 piston Brembo’s, no back seat, slight ECU mod (no meaningful HP increase ¿ 211 hp), curb wt. listed as 2612 lbs. Car OEM tires were 215/40/17 Kumho V700s. Previous owner had recently fitted Yokohama S Drive tires (original size). The car suspension and brakes overwhelmed the S Drives. Car is driven to / from the track without changing wheels / tires. I live in Texas with brutal summer heat, tires need to be capable of surviving 80-100F ambient temperatures at HPDEs. I have no requirements for tire noise or road comfort characteristics as the car is HPDE focused and not a daily driver.I sought an original OEM size, stiff side-wall, high grip, but wet weather capable tire that could handle 6 or more track weekends and a few thousand street miles per year. Predictable, consistent behavior and crisp turn-in a priority, ultimate grip / lowest track time not necessary (but do want to be slow). I considered original V700s, Direzza ZIIIs, RT615K+ and AD08Rs. After surveying Mini and other FWD hatch performance web sites, Tire Rack and discussing with other track day folks, I chose the AD08Rs. I recently did a HPDE weekend and after dialing in pressures car behavior was as hoped. High grip, predictable slide characteristics, fantastic braking ability. I cannot comment on street behavior ¿ too few miles. I will update this over time. I rated the performance as all 8/10 for initial impression. Very impressed so far.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here