Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5 Tyre Test Results

    The Victra Sport 5 VS5 Ultra-High-Performance Tyre

    The affordable fast road car and track day tyre, proven to compete with the premiums.

    The Victra Sport 5 ultra-high-performance sports tyre is designed for hot hatchbacks, sports cars and other fast road or track-day cars.

    It offers incredible handling grip and enables you to translate horsepower to the ground with minimal wheel-spin. Its sticky compound is surprisingly long-lasting, too.

    The Victra Sport 5 is a sports tyre, designed not for comfort or longevity (though it does offer both of those things), but prioritises grip, braking power, acceleration and the ultimate handling experience. Don’t believe us? Read on.

    2021 Auto Bild 19 Inch Summer Tyre Test

    A test of fifteen 19" summer tyres comprised of premiums, mid-range and budget tyres, from the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 to the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti and a couple of tyres even we have never heard of.

    Auto Bild Victra Sport 5 test
    Let’s be reasonable. In this test, the Victra Sport 5 was a whopping 38% more affordable than the test winner. If you can afford Michelins, go for it. But if you fancy saving what could be hundreds of pounds on a full set of tyres, Maxxis offers pretty darn good performance with our Victra Sport 5 tyre.

    For example, the Maxxis tyre had the shortest dry braking distance of all mid-range tyres on test, and achieved third overall (out of every single tyre, premium or otherwise) in both straight and curved aquaplaning. In an incredible revelation, the Victra Sport 5 also proved itself to have faster wet and dry handling speeds than both the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2.

    2021 Sport Auto UHP Tyre Test

    The Victra Sport 5 achieved the third-shortest dry braking distance and was one of the best non-premium tyres in the test.

    Sport Auto Tyre Test Maxxis Victra Sport 5
    The 2021 Sport Auto UHP tyre test examined 8 ultra-high-performance tyres from premiums such as the Pilot Sport 4 and Continental Sport Contact 6, to mid-range tyres such as the Falken Azenis FK510 and Toyo Proxes Sport.

    The Victra Sport 5 fared well, achieving some of the best results of the mid-range tyres, achieving shorter dry braking distances and the best lateral wet grip on the wet circle test than all but the Bridgestone and Michelin tyres in the test. In addition, the Maxxis tyre had the lowest rolling resistance of all mid-range and one premium tyre in the test, and was beaten on price by only the Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus.

    Overall, if you don’t want to dig deep for premium tyre prices but still want ultra-high-performance, Maxxis is the way to go.

    2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test

    The Victra Sport 5 achieved joint 1st in dry handling with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in the 2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP tyre test.

    Auto Zeitung 2021 UHP Tyre Test Victra Sport 5

    The 2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP tyre test was designed to test the best ultra-high-performance summer tyres on the market for spirited drivers and fast road users. It tested popular models such as the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, Continental PremiumContact 6, Pirelli P Zero and Michelin Pilot Sport 4, plus six others.

    The Victra Sport 5 achieved the fastest dry handling lap time in conjunction with the Pilot Sport 4, and had one of the shortest dry braking distances on the test for those critical emergency-stop moments. The Maxxis tyre was nestled in the top half of the leaderboard for wet handling times, too, making it an excellent choice for those road users who want affordable tyres which provide competitive performance.

    2020 Auto Bild SUV Summer Tyre Test

    An SUV test including mud traction test, the Victra Sport 5 achieved the best results for mud traction, second-best for aquaplaning resistance and third in price.

    Auto Bild Victra Sport 5 test

    The 2020 Auto Bild AllRad SUV / 4×4 tyre test put the Victra Sport 5 to the test along with premium competitors such as the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, and the Pirelli Scorpion Verde and many more, in size 255/55 R18.

    The Maxxis Victra Sport 5 achieved first place for mud traction, second place for resistance to aquaplaning (beaten just by the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyre) and third place for price, standing out as one of the most affordable tyres in the test.

    AMS 18" Summer Tyre Test 2020

    The Victra Sport 5 was the most affordable tyre to finish in the top half of the leaderboard in this test.

    Auto Motor und Sport Victra Sport 5 Test

    German motoring publication Auto Motor und Sport, conducted a tyre test of 11 premium and mid-range 225/45 R18 summer tyres to determine how they compared to each other. The Maxxis Victra Sport 5 rivalled its premium competitors in most areas and was the most affordable set of tyres in the top half of the leaderboard.

    The AMS tyre test was conducted with a 3-Series BMW across a range of test areas from wet and dry braking, handling and subjective driver feedback to aquaplaning, comfort, noise and rolling resistance, finally taking the price into consideration too.

    These tests results show that the Maxxis Victra Sport 5 has a higher dry average handling speed than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5; higher subjective driver scores in handling and comfort than the other mid-range tyres in the test, faster average wet handling speeds than the Continental PremiumContact 6, Pirelli P Zero PZ4 and Bridgestone Turanza T005, all for 15% less on price than its nearest premium rival, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, and a whopping 43% cheaper than the most expensive tyre on the test.

    This makes for an affordable ultra-high-performance tyre perfect for sports cars, hot hatches or even daily drivers, for fractions of the cost of its rivals.

    ADAC Summer Tyre Test 2020

    This test awarded the Continental PremiumContact 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 joint 1st place, and the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and the Maxxis Victra Sport 5 joint 3rd.

    ADAC Victra Sport 5 Test

    The annual ADAC test results have been released following a 12-month tyre test, concluding that both the Maxxis Victra Sport 5 and the Premitra HP5 are both ‘highly recommended’ and have achieved second and third place respectively in their separate tests.

    The tyre test was carried out by ADAC, German automobile club, plus other auto clubs and consumer protection organisations globally. The test, lasting 12 months, took wet and dry handling, braking, comfort and noise into account, with a fuel consumption assessment and a wear percentage awarded based on over 10,000km of use.

    The Maxxis Victra Sport 5 was tested, featuring in the 225/40/ R18 92Y category, and was again one of just four tyres to receive the ‘highly recommended’ rating. The VS5 scored well across the board, with excellence in wear and comfort/noise, earning the Maxxis tyre a joint 2nd place final grade in this test.

    “[The Maxxis Victra Sport 5 is a] very balanced tyre. Top grade in wear. Top marks for noise. Good on wet and dry roads.” – ADAC Summer Tyre Test 2020 (225/40 R18 92Y) [translated]

    “The performance is very well balanced across both tyres in both tests. This was our goal as part of the R&D process and we are pleased to have the test results to reflect the all-round strength of our tyres.” – Rudy Versteeg, Managing Director, Maxxis R&D Technical Centre Europe

    The Maxxis Victra Sport 5 is available in a range of sizes from 17” – 19”, suitable for a range of VW, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes and BMW vehicles.

    To read the full report, click here.

    Evo Ultra-High-Performance Summer Tyre Test 2019

    Had the Victra Sport 5 been formally included in the test, it "would have beaten the Pirelli [P Zero] to the top spot".

    Evo Victra Sport 5 Tyre Test

    At the beginning of the year, Evo magazine requested Maxxis’ latest high-performance car tyre, the Victra Sport 5, as part of its tyre test. The results were published last month [September 2019], showing that Maxxis would have beaten the Pirelli P Zero to the top spot had it been available to buy wholesale at the time.

    • Maxxis Victra Sport 5 ultra-high-performance tyre ranked 99.1% in Evo tyre test
    • Closest performance: Pirelli P Zero ranked 97.9% in Evo tyre test
    • Maxxis tyres tested have the same spec as wholesale batch from same quarter

    Evo magazine undertook a detailed tyre test earlier this year, testing a range of ultra-high-performance tyres from a variety of brands including Michelin, Pirelli, Dunlop, Goodyear and more. The test covered wet and dry handling, wet circling, braking, aquaplaning and a general road test.

    The Maxxis Victra Sport 5, the tyre pitted against the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in another test in 2018 and proving itself as a very competitive high-performance tyre, has now not only competed admirably against the Michelin but also the Pirelli high-performance offering, the P Zero, as of the Evo tyre test.

    The results published in Evo placed the Pirelli in the top spot, achieving an overall score of 97.9%. However, had the Maxxis Victra Sport 5 been available in the tested size to purchase wholesale in the UK at the time of the test, it would have been victorious, having been given a score of 99.1%, and up to 25% cheaper than the Pirelli competitor.

    The tyres tested were from the same production batch as a range of other sizes available in the UK, with the results of the test underpinning the Maxxis proposition of quality tyres at an affordable price. The Victra Sport 5 is available to buy across an ever-expanding range of sizes from most tyre dealers nationwide and across Europe.