Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 K120 Tire Reviews & Ratings

By David Barlow
Last Updated: August 7, 2021
Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 K120 review

Much of a car’s performance lies in the degree of robustness, durability, and facilitation of its tires over time. Plus, the tire set also reflects the personal style and characters of its owner. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand how to choose a quality tire set.

To save you time scrolling endlessly elsewhere, our upcoming Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 K120 review will unveil its technical specifications, how it plays out in extreme conditions, and why it is truly a value for money. 

First and foremost, the Korean brand Hankook is one of the biggest contenders in the tire market, widely known for its creative, futuristic design. It is not an understatement to say The Ventus V12 evo2 is a well-rounded reflection of the brand.

At first glance, its silica treads are slit in a controlled fashion, with two aggressive splits across the center, both being 10 millimeters in depth. The part between those lines – or the strip is what fiercely increases your dry traction.

This pick is ranked 87 out of 100 for dry grip, which is to say, it is a perfect build for a summer performance, sticking nicely to the asphalt.

To be specific, it only takes 33.8 meters to dry brake from 100km/h, and an average speed of 128.2 km/h for dry handling, making it superior to any other counterparts. 

Though only scored 82/100 for wet grip, the figure is decent enough to ride in rainy and humid weather. But bear in mind that it is not a wet tire by nature, so don’t expect too much from its water/ mud/ snow shedding.

Built of soft, facilitating compound rubber, the tire could be run faster, thus consuming less fuel.

The treadwear seems rather disappointing as it quickly deteriorates after about three years of abuse. Yet, considering its economical price, this is just acceptable.Here are our general Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 K120 reviews.

Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 K120 Review: Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent dry gripping
  • Highly responsive handling characteristics
  • Maximum traction
  • Quick braking
  • Makes hardly any noise
  • Steady ride
  • Economical choice
  • Ingenious wingtip design
Cons
  • High rolling resistance
  • Unsatisfactory treadlife
  • Cannot be used in snowy weather

Tire Drive Test

First off, its dry grip is a real sensation. The way these tires respond sharply when gear-shifted, accelerated and steered duly proves our point. We are most impressed when they give an instant and direct feel during twisting.

Even though they still leave a few unwanted drifts across curves, they meet our needs just right for daily stable rides. 

Additionally, the tire’s wet traction exceeds our expectations and gives such outstanding performance in wet road conditions. Yet, we advise you against using it under snowy weather since the soft rubber material in the tire is not compatible and even dangerous for use in this condition.

Another plus point that we notice is their ability to make next to no noise nor jumping, even when suddenly spinning. It is comparable to the ride quality of Michelin’s, yet at a more affordable price.

Yet, on the other end of the spectrum, they become increasingly slippery and threadbare after 5000 miles. After all, you cannot expect everything from a low-budget pick.

Conclusion

That concludes our Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 K120 tire reviews for now. To recap, this tire set’s winning points lie in its consistent performance under dry conditions, excellent handling responsiveness, and surprising affordability. 

If you are looking for an ultra-high-performance summer tire, this is it. Once again, kudos to the manufacturer.

Treadlife Warranty:None
Uniformity Warranty:1 Year / first 2/32″ of wear
Workmanship & Materials Warranty:6 Years / Free replacement first year or 2/32″ of wear, then prorated until 2/32″ remaining depth
Manufacturer’s Road Hazard Warranty:1 Year / first 2/32″ of wear
Manufacturer Special Warranty:30 Day Free Trial (1)
Additional Information:(1) Purchase 4 exchange for another set of Hankook
Ventus V12 evo2 K120 warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 06/01/19 at Tire Rack

16″17″
205/55ZR16205/45ZR17225/50ZR17
205/50ZR17235/45ZR17
215/45ZR17245/40ZR17
215/50ZR17245/45ZR17
225/45ZR17255/40ZR17
18″19″
215/40ZR18255/35ZR18225/35ZR19265/30ZR19
215/45ZR18255/40ZR18225/40ZR19265/35ZR19
225/40ZR18255/45ZR18225/45ZR19275/30ZR19
225/45ZR18265/35ZR18235/35ZR19275/35ZR19
235/40ZR18265/40ZR18245/35ZR19275/40ZR19
235/50ZR18275/35ZR18245/40ZR19285/30ZR19
245/35ZR18275/40ZR18245/45ZR19285/35ZR19
245/40ZR18285/35ZR18255/30ZR19295/30ZR19
245/45ZR18255/35ZR19305/30ZR19
255/40ZR19325/30ZR19
255/45ZR19
20″21″
245/30ZR20255/45ZR20245/35ZR21275/30ZR21
245/35ZR20275/30ZR20
245/40ZR20275/35ZR20
245/45ZR20275/40ZR20
255/30ZR20285/30ZR20
255/35ZR20305/25ZR20

Ventus V12 evo2 K120 prices range approximately from $135.99 – $271.99

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Ventus V12 evo2 K120 Ratings By Consumer

Ventus V12 evo2 K120 Ratings By Consumer
Dry
100%
Wet
85%
Snow
85%
Comfort
95%
Noise
100%
Treadwear
80%

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    Jan

    After having had a wonderful experience with the v12 Evos, I ordered these Hankooks. They are exactly what you would want them to be. The originals still have the same great handling and performance, but with slight improvements. They are both comfortable and dry, and have excellent wet and dry performance. These have nice features such as edge wear markers that help to keep an eye out for uneven wear. They have been on my car for only 10k miles. However, they appear to last around 35-45k miles. I do drive them hard so they are not a new tire. They are very affordable and do a great job. I would highly recommend them to any sedan or sports car.

    March 22, 2021

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    Trevin

    Excellent tires! Excellent tires! These Hankook Ventus V12’s perform great! They are extremely responsive and grip well. They were a great value for the money. I’d definitely buy them again. These tires are worth every penny, and you will be very happy with them.

    February 24, 2021

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    Kason

    They are amazing. The noise is much louder than my g.y.s. I have not had the chance to drive in rain but I know of someone who does. My tires have a tred life of 10/32, but my g.y.s have a life expectancy of 5/32. That’s twice as long. This is a simple decision for me. This means you’ll spend more time on the hills and burn outs. The handling is excellent and responsive. All in all, they are great.

    September 12, 2020

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    Mohammad

    It’s a great upgrade to the old warn Contis tires that were on my car when I bought it. The old tires are probably partly to blame. The Hankoos have a quieter ride, better handling and track, and are easier to handle. We will see how they perform over the long-term, but so far we are very satisfied.

    March 22, 2020

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