What are the best Drifting Tires for Motorsport Drifting?

Top Drift Tires And Formula Drift Treadwear

Summer tires are usually best for drifting due to their ability to withstand high temperatures. All-season tires quickly lose the ability to grip and cheap drifting tires burst into flames or even explode if they’re not properly maintained.

Yokohama ADVAN Apex V601

Yokohoma offers a 25,000-mile treadwear warranty which makes their tires one of the best budget options available. The Yokohama Summer Tires are usable on the street.

Falken Azenis FK510

Japanese manufacturers do not offer any treadwear warranty however these tires are best budget drifting tires due to there hydroplaning resistance.

Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

Summer performance tires with proprietary Pulse Groove™ technology for dynamic cornering and fast acceleration and resistance to hydroplaning. Very popular 15-inch size Tire for drifting sideways and 20% shorter stopping distance on wet roads.

Nexen N3000

Nexen Tire started in 1942 as a Korean tire company, and did not have a large Western presence until 2005.sponsoring drifting events such as Formula Drift The N'Fera RU1 tire was selected to be the new OEM tire for the Porsche Cayenne (255/55R18 size).

Nexen N3000 ultra high performance tires are the preferred choice for speed enthusiasts competing in drift style racing and Nexen's has reasonable pricing per tire.

N’Fera Sport R

Extreme ultra-high performance used in the 2022 PRO 1 Formula DRIFT competition season at Long Beach, Calif. Last year's tire choice are the Nexen N'Fera SUR4G tires. Motorsports drivers Ken Gushi, Federico Sceriffo, Jhonnattan Castro and Dean Kearny's are seen sporting the Nexen Tire N’Fera Sport R tires in the 2022 PRO 1 Formula DRIFT competition exclusively.

GT Radial Champiro SX2 RS

Giti Tire Group was originally headquartered in Singapore from the start of 1951. For Formula Drift (FD) the tires were made at the Giti Tire plant in Chester County, South Carolina. Most popular size tire produces was the 255/35R18 size for eight solid Pro drivers.

The Official Formula Drift ties are the Extreme Summer Performance GT Radial Champiro SX2 RS PROSPEC Tires with an all-new tread compound. The tires originally debuted in 2020 and became the 2021 Formula Drift Prospec Championship Tire Choice.

Maxxis Tires VICTRA VR-1

Maxxis only produces Racing Tires and does not produce tires for everyday driving customers. These tires can be seen on a Nissan R32 GTS25 Skyline and includes a Maxxis Automotive Warranty. The VR-1 tires have a V-shaped arrangement with high wear resistance sidewall design for maximum performance on dry asphalt.

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