As usual, I opted for staggered profiles as I never liked squares on rear wheel drive. With 225/40R18 for the fronts and 255/35R18 for the rears, it was much of a looker to begin with.
Today, I am almost 5000 kilometers into my Advan Sport v105 and at the best of my ability, I will give you a flavour of the v105 on our daily roads.
The steering turn-ins were much more precise with much tarmac bite. Going around corners, the car steers magnificently sharper and direction change had never been more precise. Perhaps this better tarmac adhesion and steering response was the result of the more superior rubber compound technology. I could swear that I could relate the experience to the Continental Sport Contact 5P used on my Lexus GS.
While the GT86 is no silent car, I can only conclude that the v105 is acceptable in terms of road noise. The Yokohama was significantly quieter than my previous Michelins with the road roar levels at the higher frequencies being significantly lower, making daily driving more comfortable.
Made in Japan, the v105 does not come cheap and waiting time for certain profiles can be frustrating from distributor if ready stock is not available. This may have you challenged to put your money on Continentals or other equivalents instead. A true performance tyre with satisfactory levels of comfort. Till today, my ears did not bleed.