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OZ Racing Standard S2 Standard S1
Yokohama AO48 Yes
Yokohama AD07 Yes
Bridgestone RE040 Yes


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Elise S1

Single piece, light alloy roadwheels, in various styles, were fitted with Pirelli P Zero tyres, engineered to provide the optimum balance of ride and handling characteristics. Pirelli P Zero are the recommended tyres for use on the vehicle under normal road conditions.

Note that the tyre tread pattern is asymmetric with the tyre sidewalls marked ‘Inner’ and ‘Outer’; check that replacement tyres are correctly fitted. Part of the tread pattern is also directional in appearance, but the direction of rotation has no bearing on the tyre performance.

Pirelli have ceased manufacture of the P Zero (Nov 2007) and Group Lotus now recommend the Yokohama C-Drive. Note that the only way to mix tyres is with a pair of P Zeros on the front and a pair of C-Drives on the back. Details are on the Lotus web site at http://www.grouplotus.com/media/car/doc/Wheels%20&%20Tyres_Website.pdf

In order to give S1 Elise owners an alternative tyre choice with an emphasis on track performance, Yokohama and Lotus jointly developed the Advan Neova tyre. This construction, which is not generallyavailable in Europe, features an assymetric directional tread pattern with special attention having been paid during development to provide improvements in vehicle balance, wet grip and comfort without sacrificing general agility. Sizes are 195/50x15 front, and 225/45x16 rear, to fit standard Elise roadwheels.

Tyres may be ordered through Lotus dealers and should be fitted in complete vehicle sets. Note that the increased width of the front tyre (standard = 185/55 R15) requires that an extension lip be applied around the front wheelarch to provide the necessary tyre coverage - see your dealer. Since these tyres have not been homologated in all territories, customers should check the legality of these tyres with the appropriate authorities in their country of residence.

Various wheel types have been used. The first cars were fitted with wheels having 5 split-spokes made by AWI, which wheels are now no longer available. These wheels were replaced in April ’99 by a 12 spoke design made by Rimstock, whilst the 111S model featured a 6 spoke design by O.Z. with ½” wider (7.5J) rear rims. The Sport 160 used wider ‘Victory’ wheels with 6J and 8J rims.


Tyre Options S2
175/55 R16
S1
185/55 R15
S1
195/50 R15
S2
195/50 R16
205/50 R16 S1
225/45 R16
S2
225/45 R17
Catagory
Toyo T1-R No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Toyo Proxes R1R No No Yes Yes Yes Semi-Slick
Toyo R888 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Semi-Slick
Toyo Proxes R888R No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Semi-Slick (competition)
Toyo Proxes 4 No Yes Yes Yes All Season
Toyo Proxes 4 Plus No Yes Yes All Season
Toyo Extensa HP No Yes Yes All Season
Yokohama C-Drive Yes Yes
Yokohama Advan Neova LTS Yes Yes Yes
Yokohama AD07 LTS Yes Yes Yes
Yokohama A048 Yes Yes Semi-Slick
Hankook RS-2 Yes Yes
Dunlop SP9000 Yes Yes
Falken Ziex ZE-512 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kumho Ecsta Sport KU31 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kumho Ecsta 4x No Yes Yes
Kumho Ecsta 4xII No Yes Yes
Kumho Ecsta PA31 No Yes Yes
Kumho Ecsta V700
Bridgestone Potenza RE050 No Yes Yes
Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R No No Yes No Yes No Yes
NanKang NS-R1 No Yes Yes Semi-Slick
Nankang AR-1 No Yes Yes Semi-Slick
Avon ZZS No Yes Yes Semi-Slick
Avon ZZR No Yes Yes Semi-Slick
Pirelli Sottozeros No Yes Yes Winter tire
  • From sizes offered by BlackCircles, Event Tyres, Camskill or the manufactures website.
    • also added tire sizes of S2. I want to make this table complete overview of all tires available for S1, S2

Tyre Pressure(when cold): Front(185/195) 1,6Bar. Rear(205) 1,7Bar. (225) 1,9Bar

340R

were fitted with beither 10 spoke magnesium wheels by Tecnomagesio, or 10 spoke alloy wheels by Rimstock, but both wheel types required 6mm longer wheel studs. Track biased Yokohama A038-R tyres were used.

S1 Exige

used Rimstock 12 spoke wheels larger in diameter and width than the Elise, and fitted with Lotus specification Yokohama A039 tyres. These Exige wheels use 60 degree taper wheelnuts as opposed to the spherical seat nuts used on other Elise variants.

Tyre Pressure(When Cold): Front 1,6Bar Rear 1,8Bar

S2 Elise

Lotus engineers have worked with the tyre manufacturer Bridgestone, to produce a version of the ‘Potenza’ tyre specifically for the ‘Mk.2’ Elise, to optimise performance on both road and track. This tyre is identified by the construction code element of the DOT code moulded on one of the tyre sidewalls, and it is most important that ONLY this version is fitted if the correct handling characteristics are to be maintained. The rear tyre is NOT the same as fitted to Opel Speedster/Vauxhall VX220.

Lotus front tyre code; CFE.

Lotus rear tyre code; DCK.


Yoko AD 07's v Bridgestone RE040

The S2 Elise uses different hubs from the S1, with roadwheels having a larger diameter and PCD, such that there is no interchangeability between models. Rimstock wheels with both 6 and 8 spoke designs have been used, both of which are retained with four conical wheelbolts. Some 8 spoke wheels are finished in ‘high power silver’ which can be very difficult to shade match.

Tyre Pressure(When cold): Front 1,8Bar (26 psi) Rear 2,0Bar (29 psi)

Sport 135 and Lotus Sport 111 versions

use Yokohama A048 tyres mounted on 16 spoke O.Z. roadwheels in conjunction with sports suspension. The wider front tyre (195/50) is fitted on a wider front wheel rim. Lotus approves of this tyre fitment only as part of the complete Sport 135R/111 package. The tyres should not be fitted on standard specification wheels, or with standard suspension.


Elise 111R/Exige S2/USA Elise

The 111R originally used the same Bridgestone Potenza RE040 tyres as ‘Mk.2’ Elise, but re-classified to ‘W’ speed rating. However following the release of the Federal (USA) Elise UK cars are now fitted with the Yokohama Neova AD07 tyres.

The S2 Exige uses the Yokohama A048 tyres as used on Sport 135R/111.

USA Elise are fitted with specially developed Yokohama Neova AD07 tyres.

Standard Elise roadwheels are the same style and rim diameters as on ‘Mk.2’ cars, but the rear wheels have a greater inset to accommodate the repositioned suspension pick up points, and the front wheels have been re-classified to a higher load rating.

Exige models use a unique 8 twin spoke design, with a wider front rim (6.5J compared with 6J for the Elise) for the A048 tyres. The Yokohama AD07 tyres (175mm width) are not recommended for the Exige wheels. A number of SELOC members have written to Lotus Cars to request the AD07 be made available in a 195mm width to provide a more road biased option than the AO48.

Fitting wheel and tyre configurations not tested or approved by Lotus can result in chassis or body foul, adversely affecting handling or braking, wheel security or other dangerous conditions and should not be attempted without expert advice.


Front tyres

Maximum width on OEM S2 6-spoke (5.5j) that normally has 175/55r16 is 195.
If you want to compare tire sizes I found this website to be very helpful: https://tiresize.com/comparison/
You can convert any size the way you want or let the website give you answers.
Example: you want to change r16 175/55R16 (23.6") to a R15. getting a 195/55r15 (23.4") will reduce you height by -0.8%.
Changing 175/55R16 (size 23.6") to R17? That results in 205/40 (23.5") -0.4% or 215/40 (23.8") +0.8%.

Front tyres
Section/width (mm) Aspect/Profile (%) Wheel diameter(inch) Tyre diameter (mm) Diameter deviation from OEM (%) Tyre
175 45 16 563.9 -5.8
180 45 16 568.4 -5.1
185 45 16 572.9 -4.3
175 50 16 581.4 -2.9
195 45 16 581.9 -2.8
180 50 16 586.4 -2.1
205 45 16 590.9 -1.3
185 50 16 591.4 -1.3
175 55 16 598.9 0.0 OEM - Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS 80W
195 50 16 601.4 0.4 Pirelli W210 Snowsport,
Toyo R888
180 55 16 604.4 0.9
225 45 16 608.9 1.7
185 55 16 609.9 1.8
205 50 16 611.4 2.1
195 55 16 620.9 3.7
205 55 16 631.9 5.5

Rear tyres

Rear tyres
Section/width (mm) Aspect/Profile (%) Wheel diameter(inch) Tyre diameter (mm) Diameter deviation from OEM (%) Tyre
215 40 17 603.8 -4.8
225 40 17 611.8 -3.5
235 40 17 619.8 -2.3
215 45 17 625.3 -1.4 Pirelli W240 Snowsport
245 40 17 627.8 -1.0
225 45 17 634.3 0.0 OEM - Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS 91W,
Toyo R888
235 45 17 643.3 1.4
215 50 17 646.8 2.0
245 45 17 652.3 2.8
225 50 17 656.8 3.5
235 50 17 666.8 5.1
245 50 17 676.8 6.7

Manufacturers

Yokohama (OEM supplier)

Advan Neova AD05/AD06 LTS

Yokohama Advan Neova LTS




Discontinued? Could not find supplier or information on Yokohama website.


AD07 LTS

Yokohama AD07 LTS These are 111R OEM



Default OEM supplier. One of the few that have original size for front wheels.

OEM Size Options 175/55R16 80W 225/45R17 91W

There are 3 compounds Advan Neova Ad07:
- Standard Advan Neova Ad07
- Advan Neova Ad07 LTS version
- Advan Neova Ad07 LTS2 version
LTS = Lotus designed. Has a less stiff sidewall for Lotus cars to improve ride quality.
Many owners run AD07 in front with AD08r at the rear (extra info needed).

AO38 LTS

Yokohama AO38 LTS These are 340R (195/50 R15 82V,225/45 R16 89W) OEM and for Superior S1 grip



Could not find supplier.

Yokohama tires are designed to perform better, keep you safer and take you further. The ADVAN A048 is a street legal tire-created for short-track racing. It features technology inspired by world-class racing tires to provide better grip and faster lap times. The ADVAN A048 easily transitions from straight-line sprints to high-speed cornering, enabling predictable handling. And its race-ready compound always delivers durable track day performance.

AO48 LTS

Yokohama AO48 LTS These are S2 135R, S2 Sport 190 and S2 Exige OEM(195/50 R16 84V,225/45 R17 90W)





Yokohama tires are designed to perform better, keep you safer and take you further. The ADVAN A048 is a street legal tire-created for short-track racing. It features technology inspired by world-class racing tires to provide better grip and faster lap times. The ADVAN A048 easily transitions from straight-line sprints to high-speed cornering, enabling predictable handling. And its race-ready compound always delivers durable track day performance.

Size Options 195/50R16 225/45R17


C-Drive

Yokohama C-Drive Current S1 replacement Tyre 185/55R15, 205/55R16


Bridgestone

RE040

Bridgestone RE040 LTS S2 K-Series OEM




Discontinued. Could not find supplier. While these where OEM and do a pretty nioce job, Lotus considered these a bit on the hard side since these where designed for heavier vehicles.


RE050a

Bridgestone Potenza RE50a



Bridgestone Potenza RE050a
Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

* more options available

Dunlop

SP9000

SP9000's


Toyo

Proxes R1R

R1R's



Years of grueling on-track experience and advanced engineering shine through in this extreme-performance summer tire. The Proxes R1R helps you drive hard through the corners and quickly accelerate in the straightaways. Features include an aggressive, arrowhead tread design; extra wide footprint; high-grip compound; and autocross-inspired casing design.

Attention Racers! The Proxes R1R now comes with a UTQG treadwear of 200 AA A. See the Specifications tab for size-by-size availability.

Size Options* 205/45R16 225/45ZR17

*more sizes available. Please check https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/proxes-r1r-extreme-performance-summer-tires

Proxes R888

R888's



Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. Please see https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/proxes-r888-dot-competition-tires
The Proxes R888 is for drivers who know what it means to really push a car. Its optimized construction and tread design balances dry performance and wet traction, keeping you fully under control in extreme driving situations. If your idea of fun includes road racing, track days, and high-performance driving schools, then this DOT competition tire* is for you.
Caution: Recommended for competition events only

Proxes R888R

R888R's



Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

* more sizes available. Please see https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/proxes-r888r-dot-competition-tires

The Proxes R888R is an evolution of the race-winning Proxes R888, delivering even faster lap times and better dry handling. The credit goes to a new tread design and an improved contact patch that puts more rubber on the track. Racers will also appreciate the predictable handling and how quickly the Proxes R888R reaches optimal operating temperature.
Caution: Recommended for competition events only.

Proxes T1-R

T1-R's



Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/proxes-t1r-ultra-high-performance-summer-tires
The Proxes T1R is an ultra-high performance summer tire designed for sport sedans and coupes. A refined tread design and construction offer improved dry and wet handling as well as performance.

Proxes 4

Proxes 4


Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/proxes4
Car enthusiasts choose the Proxes 4 for its aggressive styling, all-season performance and wide range of sizes. This ultra high performance all-season tire will enhance the daily driving experience in your sports coupe or sedan.

Proxes 4 Plus

Proxes 4 plus


Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/proxes-4-plus-ultra-high-performance-all-season-tires

The Proxes 4 Plus is the perfect match for high-horsepower sports cars, delivering exceptional all-season performance and a quiet ride throughout the life of the tire. It also offers a quiet ride plus excellent tread life and a competitive mileage warranty. This ultra-high performance all-season tire is available in a wide range of sizes and is backed by the Toyo Tires No Regrets Trial Offer.

EXTENSA HP

Extensa HP


Size Options* 185/55R16 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/extensa-hp-high-performance-all-season-tire

HIGH PERFORMANCE ALL-SEASON TIRE The Extensa HP delivers all-season handling; a comfortable ride; and up to a 45,000-mile warranty all at an unexpected price.

Kumho

Ecsta 4x

Kumho Ecsta 4x


Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. check http://www.kumhousa.com/tire/category/car/A754CF6E-F4DF-4DF8-9E7C-063184DA3A6B

No matter what the weather -- live life to its fullest -- go where and how you want! The Ecsta 4X delivers class-leading ultra-high performance in wet and dry conditions without leaving you stranded in the snow! With a 40,000 mile limited tread wear warranty and limited road hazard coverage, the Ecsta 4X combines value and performance to give you an ultra-high performance experience you cannot find anywhere!

Ecsta 4xII

Kumho Ecsta 4xII


Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. check http://www.kumhousa.com/tire/category/car/6F060DB8-951A-40BF-B44C-6EB344DCD048

The Ecsta 4X II was created for those who are driven to drive. Unrivaled on cold, wet pavement, its advanced design and compound deliver exceptional handling in any condition -- with styling and comfort equal to the finest luxury sedans.

ECSTA PA31

Kumho-ECSTA_PA31


Size Options* 185/55R16 195/55R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. check http://www.kumhousa.com/tire/category/car/44B673A2-D5EC-4F27-8C90-235FAE0B3395
Designed, engineered and produced specifically for today's growing number of mid-level sports sedans and coupes, the Ecsta PA31 delivers outstanding street performance and excellent mileage. Wet and dry handling worthy of the high performance moniker while excelling in light snow conditions, the Ecsta PA31 distinguishes itself with an unparalleled combination of comfort, low noise, high performance and long mileage.

Ecsta V700

Kumho Ecsta V700


Ecsta Sport KU31

Ecsta Sport KU31 15R50/195: 8,8kg, 16R45/225 9,2Kg

Kumho KU31 product page

Treadwear 320 Traction AA Temperature A

Tread depth new 8mm


Approximate cost (May 2008):

195/50R15 £45ea, fitted. 225/45R16 £61ea, fitted.


Hankook

Ventus RS-2

Ventus RS-2 Z212


Nankang

NS-2R

NS-2R's



Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. check http://www.nankangtyre.co.uk/performance/motorsport/ns-2r

  • Using the latest tyre technology, the new NS-2R boasts massive performance for both road and track. Available in a growing size range from 13” up to 18”, the NS-2R is not a tyre to be overlooked by anybody looking for high performance rubber.
  • The NS-2R has been the control tyre for race championships such as the English and Scottish Compact Cup, Tegiwa Civic Cup, M3 Cup and MaX5 championship, the NS-2R has proved to be very popular in the pits and amongst driving enthusiasts.
  • Whilst most track tyres only have one thing in mind, the NS-2R hosts an array of talents, not only as a fast tyre, but as a consistently fast tyre, lap after lap come rain or shine. The tread design also gives the driver the confidence to drive to and from a race meeting or track day in dry or often wet conditions without the need to change tyres at the event. The NS-2R is available from all of our Nankang performances centres.


Variants:

  • Race Street 180 (Semi-Slick)
  • Race Track 120 (Semi-Slick) comparable to R888. A bit better in dry, a bit worse on wet.


AR-1

AR-1's



Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. Check http://www.nankangtyre.co.uk/performance/motorsport/ar-1

Nankang's latest MSA approved tyre is here!

The new Nankang AR-1 is available in 13" to 18" with more sizes to be added in the future. The AR-1 is a faster, more refined track tyre, aimed at the track enthusiast who is hunting lap times. With only one compound option and with all tyres being produced with 5.5mm tread depth, the AR-1 is positioning itself in amongst the greats of the track tyre market. The AR-1 has achieved EU tyre labelling giving it MSA List 1B approval for 2017.

AVON

ZZS

ZZS's

Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. Check http://www.avonmotorsport.com/road-legal/performance/zzs The Avon ZZS is a tyre range developed to offer outstanding all-round performance in both wet and dry conditions and both on the road and on the track. The unique symmetrical and directional motorsport derived tread pattern was designed to maximize water clearance while maintaining superb dry weather performance through excellent tread block stability. The ZZS is fully road legal DOT marked and complies with all EU Tyre Labeling regulations.

New for 2015 the Avon ZZS will become the single control tyre for the official Caterham Roadsport, Tracksport and Supersort race championships.

  • Superb dry and wet weather performance
  • Fully road legal, DOT Marked and EU Tyre Labeling compliant
  • List 1B permitted race tyre (2015 onwards)
  • Full racing tread compound
  • Designed by the Avon Tyres Motorsport Technical Department.
  • Ideal championship control tyre
  • Tyre construction utilises materials found in GT, F3, Formula Ford and other world class forms of motorsport.
  • A road legal racing tyre



Fuel efficiency - F
Wet Grip - C
Noise - 72dB

ZZR

ZZR's

Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. Check http://www.avonmotorsport.com/road-legal/performance/zzr

The 13” versions were designed specifically for lightweight cars to optimise both road and on-track performance. The range has been further developed with bigger sizes for saloon cars but keeps that ultimate performance aim.

  • Ultimate dry performance
  • List 1B and 1C permitted race tyres
  • E-marked
  • Full racing tread compound
  • Designed by the Avon Tyres Motorsport Technical Department.
  • Ideal championship control tyre
  • Tyre construction utilises materials found in GT, F3, Formula Ford and other world class forms of motorsport.

Fuel efficiency - G
Wet Grip - C
Noise - 72dB
Minimum cold starting pressure: 22psi Target hot pressure: 30psi Scrubbing in procedure: http://www.avonmotorsport.com/resource-centre/user-advice

Dmack

DMT-RC

DMT-RC

Size Options* 195/50R16 225/45R17

*more sizes available. Check http://www.dmacktyres.com/asphalt-tyres

The DMT-RC asphalt tyre delivers high performance on both dry and moist sealed surfaces. Featuring the WRC pattern, the tyre has achieved DOT and E mark certification which allows it to be used on World and European Rally Championship events.

This pattern is available throughout our size range and is proving popular in historic rallying. The tyre complies with the new 2014 FIA regulations to use tread patterns which could help improve safety on asphalt events.

What do the Treadwear, Traction and Temperature markings mean?

These makings are to satisfy the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (UTQG). Only passenger car tyres sold in the U.S.A. market are required to have UTQG markings.


Treadwear

The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test track. A tire graded 200 would wear twice as long on the government test course under specified test conditions as one graded 100.

Treadwear should not be used in comparison between different tyre manufactures because each manufacturer may use a different base figure.


Traction

Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C. They represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete.


Temperature

This rating grades a tyres ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. The temperature grades from highest to lowest, are A, B and C. These represent the tire's resistance to the generation of heat.


The LAW & your tyres

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Sources:

Wikipedia UTQG

Toyo Technical Information Issue #4

Understanding Tyres and Wheels, cars101.com

Tyre Links

Wikipedia on Tyres

The Wheel and Tyre Bible

Bridgestone UK

Toyo Tyres UK

Yokohama Tyres

Kumho Global Tyre Range

Tyre options - the opinions

Unfortunately tyres are a matter of opinion, subjective at that, and suitability for the user. However you have to bear in mind that you cannot readily "try before you buy" so this section has been added to give the heads up on tyre choice. Please note they are only for guidance and other opinions and tyres are available ! Your feedback will be appreciated.

If you want to add a review then please do - data sourced from the following thread.

http://forums.seloc.org/viewthread.php?tid=99391

Car/tyre Details:- S2 111s/Bridgestone RE040

Driver: Lotusnick

Model: S2 111s

Tyre Brand: Bridgestone

Tyre Model: RE040

Size/rating: 175/55/16 - 225/45/17

Wheel option: STD 111s

Suspension: Ohlins Road & Track


Rating:-

Dry Grip: 3

Wet Grip: 3

Life: 4

On limit predictability: 5

Value for money: 5


Comment: Decent grip in all conditions and suit the steering and balance of the car. The skinny fronts make braking on the limit tricky

Car/tyre Details:- S2 111s/Toyo T1-R

Driver: Lotusnick

Model: S2 111s

Tyre Brand: Toyo

Tyre Model: T1-R

Size/rating: 185/50/16 - 225/45/17

Wheel option: STD 111s

Suspension: Ohlins Road & Track


Rating:-

Dry Grip: 3

Wet Grip: 4

Life: 5

On limit predictability: 5

Value for money: 5

Comment: Very soft sidewalls, that improve the ride but remove most of the directness and the steering feel from the Elise. Quite decent on wet and dry grip, with better braking than the skinny 175 Bridgestones.

Car/tyre Details:- S2 135R/Toyo T1-R

Driver: Lawrence5

Model: S2 135R

Tyre Brand: Toyo

Tyre Model: T1-R

Size/rating: 195/50/16 - 225/45/17

Wheel option: OZ’s

Suspension: Lotus Sport Suspension


Rating:-

Dry Grip: 3

Wet Grip: 4

Life: 5

On limit predictability: 5

Value for money: 4

Comment: Destroyed the ride to the point of often feeling sick over undulating surfaces. Very soft sidewalls rob a bit of steering feel and initial turn in. Well balanced front to back running 24psi /26psi. Acceptable dry grip but real gain is in the wet and cold coming over from A048’s. Bargain price makes them a good winter/commute choice – esp if you have a 2nd set of rims for spirited driving.

Car/tyre Details:- S2 111s/Toyo R888

Driver: Lotusnick

Model: S2 111s

Tyre Brand: Toyo

Tyre Model: R888

Size/rating: 195/50/16 - 225/45/17

Wheel option: STD 111s

Suspension: Bespoke Ohlins


Rating:-

Dry Grip: 5

Wet Grip: 4

Life: 3

On limit predictability: 3

Value for money: 5


Comment: A Semislick that has awesome grip in the dry and better than expected grip in wet conditions. Demands some respect in very wet/cold weather as would any tyre. Good value for money, compared to AO48's

Car/tyre Details:- S2 135R/Yokohama A048 LTS

Driver: Lawrence5

Model: S2 135R

Tyre Brand: Yokohama

Tyre Model: A048 LTS

Size/rating: 195/50/16 - 225/45/17

Wheel option: OZ’s

Suspension: Lotus Sport Suspension


Rating:-

Dry Grip: 5

Wet Grip: 2

Life: 2

On limit predictability: 3

Value for money: 3


Comment: Unbelievable dry grip on smooth tarmac but the flip side being the price especially when they only come with 6mm of tread from new. Not too bad in damp conditions but focused tread pattern means they are often overwhelmed through standing water. Need warming through well before offering peak performance but I found rear griped hard and use of throttle can wash out the front though improved by running 23psi in the front. Fantastic for track and low mileage summer users but expensive to run daily and scary in the winter.

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