1. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 Premium2. Falken Azenis FK510 Upper-middle
Here is a text comparison of two summer tyres: the Falken Azenis FK510 and the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127. Both are high-performance options designed to deliver an exceptional driving experience for high-powered vehicles during the summer months.
The Falken Azenis FK510, made in Japan and Turkey, is rated at 90% on our website. This tyre is a summer tyre with no sub-type. While there are no previous models listed, it has been replaced by the Falken Azenis FK520. On the other hand, the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 is a South Korean-made Ultra-High Performance (UUHP) summer tyre with an 87% rating. This tyre is a popular choice for various car manufacturers and is used as the first equipment on select models of Audi Q8, Audi SQ8, Porsche Cayenne, and BMW X3.
In mutual tests, the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 generally outperforms the Falken Azenis FK510. For example, in the Autobild test, the K127 ranked 3rd out of 53 tyres, with strengths in dry braking, exterior noise, wet braking, and wet handling. In contrast, the Azenis FK510 ranked 6th. The FK510 had strengths in Aquaplaning - cross, comfort, exterior noise, price/value, and rolling resistance. In AutoMotorSport's tests, the K127 ranked 3rd out of 10 tyres, excelling in dry lane changing, wet braking, and wet handling. Meanwhile, the FK510 ranked 8th in these tests. In Autozeitung's test, the FK510 ranked 5th out of 10 tyres, while the K127 ranked 9th.
Regarding strengths and weaknesses, the Falken Azenis FK510 performed well in terms of grip in wet and dry conditions, but it had inferior wet braking performance and could be better suited for less demanding driving situations. Additionally, this tyre may have deficits in aquaplaning resistance, dry braking, and balance.
In contrast, the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 features excellent dry and wet handling and braking, low exterior noise, low rolling resistance, and attractive pricing. However, this tyre has limited safety reserves during curve aquaplaning.
In summary, based on the test results and rankings, the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 seems to be a better overall performer compared to the Falken Azenis FK510. However, the FK510 does offer better comfort, price/value, and rolling resistance attributes. If you are more concerned with performance and safety, then the K127 would be the better choice. On the other hand, if comfort and value are higher priorities for you, the FK510 might be more suitable. Ultimately, the decision will depend on your specific driving needs and preferences. Visit Falken and Hankook for more information on these tyres and their manufacturers.