Kumho Crugen HT51 Review

Kumho Crugen HT51 Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 85%
  • Noise 95%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 86%
What could be a better way to start this Kumho Crugen HT51 review rather than introducing my test car. It’s a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban LT1 SUV! Yes, it’s got loads of space, acres upon acres of comfort, and a terrific gas-guzzling 5.3-liter V8 motor. God bless America!

My Suburban is equipped with the 17-inch factory wheels and Kumho Crugen HT51 tires. These tires are designed for economical, quiet, and comfortable cruising, all of which are perfect attributes for the hulky Suburban.

The Kumho Crugen HT51 is an all-season highway tire designed for pickup trucks and midsize or full-size SUVs. This tire is available in 15” to 18” wheels and can also be used on plus-size aftermarket wheels.

However, the Kumho Crugen HT51 is geared more towards comfort and long tread wear rather than all-out traction and grip. It’s a training sneaker instead of running shoes. It’s a mid-spec laptop and not an aggressive gaming machine. You catch my drift.

If you have a sporty SUV and you want a highway tire that prioritizes sportiness and grip over tread wear or comfort than you should take a look at the Kumho Crugen Premium KL33. That’s the right tire for your SUV or truck.

But if what you want is a good mid-spec highway tire that can probably perform better or last longer than the factory rollers fitted in your SUV, you should definitely check out the Kumho Crugen HT51.

In this review, I was fortunate enough to acquire a true American V8-powered SUV in the form of the Chevy Suburban. It was equipped with Kumho Crugen HT51 tires in mint condition. Let’s see how the tire fares on all categories.

Kumho Crugen HT51 review: Features

The Kumho Crugen HT51 is engineered with a stiff center block to improve the straight-line performance of your SUV. This feature will make the steering more responsive while enhancing the stability of your vehicle. This also means you get more grip and traction on wet and dry roads.

Engineered using an all-season tread compound, this tire comes with a symmetrical tread design with a unique geometric block layout on the tread. This design will presumably increase the tread life of the tire without sacrificing traction and grip.

You will find four wide circumferential grooves with a zigzag design that improves wet weather performance. The grooves are also designed to increase the biting surface of the tire so that you can drive over mild snow without compromising traction and vehicle control.

What particularly stands out is the new sidewall design. This gives the tire a more dynamic and energetic vibe. But looks should take a backseat over all-weather performance, right? Let’s see how the Kumho Crugen HT51 performs in real-life driving conditions.

Kumho Crugen HT51 review: Test Drive

Dry Traction

Let me give it to you straight since this is a critical part of our review. The Kumho Crugen HT51 is not particularly stellar in terms of dry traction. It’s not pretty bad, but sporting apprehensions inside a big and hulky SUV will only serve to water down your confidence with these tires. Traction was acceptable and it felt magnificent on the highway since this tire is designed for straight-line driving at higher than average speeds, but that’s about it.

Push it hard and you will feel the tires squirm for grip, even at moderately aggressive speeds. Weirdly enough, I felt the tires performed a bit better on wet roads.

Wet Traction

Like I said, the Kumho Crugen HT51 was calm and composed on wet roads, even in strong rains. This might have to do with the water-evacuating properties of the 3D-designed tread since the Suburban simply glided over the water puddles on the highway.

Of course, if you push it a bit hard then you can probably expect a slight loss of traction. I’m not an idiot to push the Suburban above 80 or 90mph on the rain-drenched pavement, but all in all, the Crugen HT51 was a revelation on wet roads.

Snow Traction

Pity there was no chance for me to test the Kumho Crugen HT51 on snow, but I heard good things about this tire on icy or slushed roads. I talked to my pals at the tire dealership and the manager had a neighbor who bought the Crugen HT51 for his pickup truck. He took the truck to Detroit last December and he had no problems with the snow performance of the tires. Of course, we’re talking about very light to light snow here.

Comfort

Well, what can I say? The Chevy Suburban is a comfortable vehicle. It makes you feel like you are driving while sitting on a sofa. The Kumho Crugen HT51 felt good on the highway and it gave dollops of comfort even when harassed by crude expansion joints on concrete roads. The tires were also comfortable in city driving. It made potholes feel smaller than the actual craters that you see while driving.

Noise

The same can be said for the road noise. The Kumho Crugen HT51 was silent as a Tibetan monk on the highway. It also felt refined in urban driving even as the tires were navigating over badly-engineered city roads.

Treadwear

The Kumho Crugen HT51 tires fitted on my test car were still relatively fresh. But I had no doubts on tread wear since Kumho designed the HT51 to have a long service life. It is also important to note that the tires are backed by Kumho’s sterling 45,000-mile to 70,000-mile limited warranty.

Conclusion

In this review, the Kumho Crugen HT51 tires lived up to the promise of comfort and refinement at a friendly price. For an all-season tire, this is not bad at all. Traction in the dry was a bit middling but the tire can more than make up for it in straight-line highway cruising. It was also comfortable and quiet on varied road surfaces. Perhaps the biggest consideration is the price. You can get four of these tires for less than $500. And since Kumho designed the Crugen HT51 to last for many thousands of miles, that’s great value right there.

Kumho Solus TA71 Review

Kumho Solus TA71 Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 90%
  • Treadwear 85%
  • Overall 88%

I had a tough time writing this Kumho Solus TA71 review. It has a bit hard to find a test car fitted with this high-performance tire. I went to the tire store many times, and after many failed attempts, I was able to find a great test car for this Kumho tire review.

After acquiring the test car, another problem popped out. I did some research on the Kumho Solus TA71 and I found out that this tire is classified under the grand touring all-season category. I was aware that the Solus TA71 is a high-performance tire designed for sporty or luxury sedans. I browsed the official USA site of Kumho to confirm my suspicions, and I was right!

Allow me to clarify this minor issue before proceeding with our tire review: the Kumho Solus TA71 is a high-performance all-season tire with a speed rating of V and a UTQG rating of 600 AA.

But unlike other high-performance tires that are designed for maximum grip, the Kumho Solus TA71 is primarily designed for comfort and noise isolation.

If you find it hard to believe that a tire can remain quiet and comfortable while still classified as a high-performance derivative, kindly wait until you get to the middle part of this review. My test car is a 2012 Mercedes C350 Coupe 4MATIC AWD, which happens to be for sale at the time of this writing. My German test car was fitted with 1-week old Kumho Solus TA71 tires on OEM stock rims.

I am a huge fan of German cars, but I’m not particularly fond of the C-Class. This review gave me ample time to spend some driving moments with the C-Class equipped with Kumho Solus TA71 tires.

Kumho Solus TA71 review: Features

The Kumho Solus TA71 is engineered with an asymmetric tread design. There are four wide grooves that enable the tire to perform admirably on wet and slushy pavement. The gripping edges are complemented by angled snow sipes to increase traction on icy and snowy pavement.

This tire is also equipped with a larger contact area. Tires with this feature will look wider when fitted to the wheel, which is a good thing if you’ll ask me. Not only it will improve the stance of your ride particularly when you viewed from behind but also having a wider contact patch means more grip and traction along with better steering response.

It is too bad that there was no chance for me to test the C-Class in the snow because I was anxious to find out if this all-season tire can really handle winter driving. The tires fitted were relatively new so I assume the owner didn’t get the chance to test the tires in snow either.

Kumho Solus TA71 review: Test Drive

The owner of the Merc was kind enough to let me drive the car on my own. He gave me 3 hours to return the car. I got in, familiarized myself with the controls (I’m more of a BMW kind of guy) and drove away.

Dry Traction

The sun was up and the road surface was dry as a bone. The Kumho Solus TA71 gave me superb grip and traction. In my opinion, the AWD nature of my test car is a perfect fit for the Solus TA71.

The steering was also meaty and the cornering grip was commendable. However, it’s a different story when you approach a tight corner at speed. The tires were screaming for grip as I was clinging on the apex of the curve. This is not a major issue, but it is important to mention it nevertheless.

Wet Traction

There was a bit of rain on the highway as I drove home. I didn’t get the chance to test the wet traction on a high-speed run, but everything was calm and comforting as I drove the Merc over a light drizzle. The steering was still fairly responsive and there were no issues of hydroplaning even as I sped up to overtake a slow car in front.

Snow Traction

I consulted other reviews about the snow performance of the Kumho Solus TA71 since there was no way for me to test the tires in the snow.

So far, the Solus TA71 received high scores when it comes to grip and traction on icy road conditions. Of course, you can’t expect a high-performance all-season tire to cope with 4-inches of snow, but it’s good to know that it remains composed when faced with light to moderate snow.

Comfort

I have nothing bad to say in terms of comfort. The Kumho Solus TA71 was comfortable on the highway, and it enabled the car to ride gracefully over pockmarked city roads. Credit also goes to the Merc for the suspension tuning, but like I said, this tire seemed a perfect fit for the all-wheel drivetrain of the C-Class Coupe.

Noise

The same can be said for the road noise, which was pretty much muffled even on the highway. The tires remained quiet even as I pressed hard on the pedal to gain more speed. This is where the Kumho Solus TA71 truly shines, which is perhaps the reason why other sites classify this tire as a touring variant.

Treadwear

The tires fitted were fresh as the morning dew. Even the owner of the C-Class was curious about the wear capabilities of the Kumho Solus TA71 given the affordable price tag. I consulted other reviews and they all said the same thing: wear characteristics were top notch given the low price of the TA71. Mind you, there are other tires which are cheaper, but the Kumho Solus TA71 is somewhat in the middle of the price range.

Conclusion

I am impressed with the capabilities of the Kumho Solus TA71. I ended my test drive and review with a newfound respect for the Mercedes C-Class Coupe as well. Although the Solus TA71 is primarily geared for comfort, it managed to perform well dry and wet pavements with no grave issues to report.

Kumho Solus TA31 Review

Kumho Solus TA31 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 85%
  • Overall 85%
Versatility is the selling point of the Kumho Solus TA31. This tire is a high-performance all-season tire that delivers tons of comfort and impressive grip on dry and wet roads. Kumho is marketing this tire a notch below the more aggressive Ecsta PA31, but both tires are classified under the high-performance category. In this Kumho Solus TA31 review, I want to find out if this tire straddles the fine line between a grand touring and high-performance tire, and whether it delivers the promise of ultimate comfort and excellent tread wear while still remaining sporty enough for aggressive driving.
I was able to source a 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV fitted with stock 18-inch wheels and Kumho Solus TA31 tires. The owner of the Maxima is a young fellow who got the car from his dad. Funny enough, his dad bought a 2016 Nissan Altima last year and was a bit reluctant to let go of the Maxima. I personally can’t blame him for that since I am aware that the Maxima is a true sports sedan disguised as a comfortable family sedan. The Kumho Solus TA31 tires fitted in the Maxima were at least 6 months old and has endured at least 4,500 miles of mixed city and highway driving. I also know there was no way for me to test the tires in the snow, but Kumho designed the Solus TA31 to handle a bit of slippery snow and ice since this is an all-season tire after all.

Kumho Solus TA31 review: Features

The Kumho Solus TA31 tires fitted to my test car had a speed rating of V and a UTQG rating of 600 AA. Featuring a symmetric tread design with wide shoulder blocks, this tire is engineered for maximum traction and grip. The advanced dual compound is responsible for the riding comfort while enhancing the steering response in demanding road conditions.
The symmetric tread pattern is also designed to lower the rolling resistance to deliver impressive tread wear, less noise and tire roar, and marginal gains in fuel economy. The four main grooves are engineered to dissipate water away from the central grooves to provide enhanced traction and grip on wet pavements. I know all of this sounds amazing on paper, but what really stood out is the solid 60,000-mile limited warranty. In my humble opinion, this is the biggest selling point of the Kumho Solus TA31 besides its relatively low price.

Kumho Solus TA31 review: Test Drive

According to the owner of the Maxima, he was swayed into purchasing the Kumho Solus TA31 due to the tight constraints of his college budget. But after using the tires for a couple of months, he found out that he made a wise purchase since the tires performed admirably well in all types of driving conditions.

Dry Traction

In terms of traction in the dry, it is hard to fault the Kumho Solus TA31. The owner was riding shotgun as I pushed the Maxima hard on a dry and isolated road. This car is quick despite of its size, and the V6 engine roars with authority as the tachometer needle approached the red line. I never felt a loss of traction even when I pushed the car at above average speed.

Wet Traction

There was a bit of rain as we drove on the highway. The car remained stable and planted despite of the presence of water puddles on the smooth tarmac. I didn’t feel any sort of hydroplaning as the car sped on the highway, and the steering was still responsive despite the slippery wet driving conditions. I did feel the front wheels squirm a bit while the car was navigating on a fast and wide corner, but nothing too dramatic to merit a low score.

Snow Traction

There was no time (and no chance) to test the Kumho Solus TA31 in the snow, but Kuhmo designed this tire to handle a bit of snow and ice without fuss and drama. Of course, deep piles of snow is out of the equation since this an all-season tire and not a snow tire.

Comfort

I really like how I felt inside the Maxima when I pushed it hard, but I was also impressed with the riding comfort. Yes, the somewhat firm nature of the suspension (my test car was fitted with the optional Sport package) was a bit jiggly on poorly-maintained city roads, but driving it on the highway revealed the luxurious nature of the Maxima. The owner of the Maxima told me that he felt the car became a bit more comfortable after fitting the Kumho Solus TA31 tires. I can’t argue with that, right?

Noise

During the test drive and review of the Kumho Solus TA31, the Maxima remained quiet and composed on both city and highway driving. This convinced me to believe that this is a proper grand touring tire despite the sporty apprehensions. Credit also goes to the Maxima for having the NVH tuning of a luxury car, but the tires were quiet and refined unless you approach silly speeds, which at this point will reveal some tire roar.

Treadwear

The Kumho Solus TA31 tires in the Maxima were purchased five or six months ago and were showing little signs of wear. This is normal since the car is a true daily driver. The owner of the Maxima was quite content with the wear characteristics of the tire, especially since he didn’t have to spend an arm and a leg to purchase a new set of rollers.

Conclusion

Did you know what I found out in this Kumho Solus TA31 review? This is a true grand touring tire since it delivered marginal levels of comfort. But it is also versatile enough to handle the demands of aggressive drivers who want maximum traction and grip from their tires. It is only fitting to recommend the Kumho Solus TA31 to entry-level sports sedans and sporty crossover vehicles. If you want a tire that performs well in both wet and dry pavement but you don’t want to sacrifice comfort and tread wear, the Kumho Solus TA31 is worth a second look.

Kumho Ecsta PS91 Review

Kumho Ecsta PS91 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Comfort 70%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 85%
  • Overall 86%
I was terribly curious about the Kumho Ecsta PS91. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this ultra-high performance summer tire. Some are even saying that it performs quite as well as the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position, but the Kumho undercuts the Bridgestone by at least $90 each.

The Kumho Ecsta PS91 sounds like the real deal. Is this the right summer tire for your sports car, supercar, or Nurburgring-tuned German sedan? In this Kumho Ecsta PS91 review, I was interested to find out if a tire tuned for maximum grip is not just a one-trick pony with alarmingly low levels of comfort and refinement.

Ultra-high performance summer tires are usually engineered to compromise tread wear and comfort in exchange for maximum traction and grip. Call me old school if you like, but I want my supercar or sports sedan to behave nicely on normal roads, and the tires used will definitely spell the difference between highway comfort and a sore back.

It is only fitting to test the Kumho Ecsta PS91 tires on a proper sports car. Sadly, I had no access to a Porsche 911 Turbo or Audi R8 V10, so I had to make do with the original supercar slayer – the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. In this case, it was a 2014 MR sedan equipped with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

My test car is fitted with the usual cold air intake and street-tuned coilover suspension. It is also fitted with aftermarket 18-inch wheels which gave the car a drool-worthy appearance. I used to dream about owning an Evolution during my younger years so I was very anxious to get behind the wheel of this pampered Japanese high-performance sedan.

The owner of the Evo is in his late 30’s. He fitted the Kumho Ecsta PS91 tires about five months ago. The car used to be his daily driver but is now strictly a weekends-only machine, particularly on track day runs with his buddies who drive equally exceptional Japanese sports cars like the Honda S2000 and Subaru Impreza WRX STi. This is the reason that the tires were already showing signs of wear.

Kumho Ecsta PS91 review: Features

Kumho engineered a handful of technological advancements into the Kumho Ecsta PS91. Inspired by the demands of Formula 3 racing, the Kumho Ecsta PS91 was constructed with a carbon black and silica compound along with max grip performance resins to deliver the ultimate in traction and grip.
This tire is also equipped with a continuous center rib and an asymmetric tread design with 3D dimple designs to keep the tires cool and composed even during extreme duress. There are four extra-wide circumferential grooves that are designed to easily dissipate water for enhanced wet handling.

The sidewall of the Kumho Ecsta PS91 has a checkered flag design that clearly portrays the ultra-high performance intent of the tire. Admittedly, the Ecsta PS91 is not the best-looking tire in the business. In fact, it looks a bit ordinary. But thanks to the checkered flag indentations on the sidewall, the tire manages to acquit itself well in terms of looks.

Kumho Ecsta PS91 review: Test Drive

The owner of the Evo was brave enough to hand me the keys. I was given the entire afternoon to test the capabilities of both the car and the Kumho Ecsta PS91 tires. But as luck would have it,  it was raining the whole afternoon and the roads were soaked to the brim. However, this was not a hindrance to test the capabilities of the Kumho Ecsta PS91.

Dry Traction

Like I said, it was raining pretty much during the entire time I was testing the Kumho Ecsta PS91. I asked the owner regarding the dry traction of the tires and he was quick to reply that these are one of the best tires that he ever bought for his Evo. He used to play around with Dunlop and Bridgestone tires but decided to go for a cheaper brand due to budget constraints.

Wet Traction

It’s no secret that the handling of the Evolution X can be compared to driving a car on rails. This thing is basically a point-and-shoot machine, and the same can be said even if you are driving in the rain. Of course, I didn’t get the chance to drive the car at illegal speeds in the wet, but traction and grip were never absent as I sped on the rain-soaked highway. The Kumho Ecsta PS91 is a true summer tire and is not designed to be used in cold climates or near-freezing temperatures.

Comfort

It would be an overstatement to call the Evolution X as a comfortable car. Yes, the suspension offers a reasonable amount of compliance on smooth and straight roads, but city driving is a different story altogether. The Kumho Ecsta PS91 tires offered acceptable levels of comfort, but it is hard to accurately judge the tire since my test car is fitted with aftermarket coilovers, albeit it’s the street-tuned variety.

Noise

Surprisingly enough, the Kumho Ecsta PS91 were particularly silent on average cruising speeds. It’s a shame that I didn’t get the chance to perform a high-speed run on dry tarmac, but I always give credit when it’s due. The tires were above average in terms of road noise, and that’s saying a lot.

Treadwear

Given that my test car has seen a lot of track days, it is understandable that the Kumho Ecsta PS91 tires will be showing signs of wear. But given the pocket-friendly nature of these tires, I have to say that the wear qualities are good for the price.

Conclusion

The rain was not enough to stop me from savoring the experience of driving a Lancer Evolution X. Of course, I was a bit disappointed the heavens were pouring down during the entire time I had the car, but at least I was able to test the capabilities of the Kumho Ecsta PS91 in the wet. For all those out there who happen to be lucky enough to drive a sports car, supercar, or high-performance sedan, the Kumho Ecsta PS91 is a stellar summer tire that won’t burn a large hole in your pocket.

Kumho Ecsta PS31 Review

Kumho Ecsta PS31 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 85%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 85%
  • Overall 84%

In this review of the Kumho Ecsta PS31, I got the chance to test drive one of my favorite muscle cars of all time: the S195 Ford Mustang, particularly a 2015 Mustang V6 Coupe equipped with stock 17-inch wheels.

The owner of the Mustang is a kind lady in her early forties who loves to drive stick. She told me that her pony used to be fitted with aftermarket 18-inch wheels, but she decided to put back the stock rollers after the left front wheel was damaged (and the right rear wheel was cracked) when she drove over a nasty pothole.

Purists will scoff at the Mustang V6, and I’m sure that you’ll hear a wide array of nasty comments upon mentioning the 4-cylinder Mustang EcoBoost. I have driven the V8 for a couple of times and I think it’s a great car. But in my honest opinion, the V6 model is better for city dwellers and traffic-congested roads. This car is perfect for the daily drive. Why would I complain about 300 horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque, right?

Anyway, the tires fitted to my muscular test car were Kumho Ecsta PS31 ultra-high performance summer tires. Not to be confused with the Kumho Ecsta PA31 (which is a grand touring all-season high-performance tire), the Ecsta PS31 is engineered to deliver enhanced grip on wet and dry roads with a particular emphasis on better comfort and less road noise.

The owner gave me six hours to test the car, which is enough to fulfill the requirements of this Kumho Ecsta PS31 review. My test car was also fitted with Borla cold air intakes and oversized axle-back mufflers from the same brand, so let’s get cracking.

Kumho Ecsta PS31 review: Features

There is no need to question the ultra-high performance capabilities of the KuhmoEcsta PS31. The sidewalls are equipped with a checkered flag design that makes the tires look more aggressive. This tire is engineered with a solid center rib and wide lateral grooves that improve braking and control on wet surfaces while enhancing the steering response of your ride. This feature will also maximize traction and grip on both dry and wet surfaces.

There are four circumferential grooves with multiple channels to resist hydroplaning at speed. Kuhmo incorporated a 3D dimple design into the KuhmoEcsta PS31 to significantly improve the high-speed durability of your vehicle.

This tire is engineered using a unique summer compound blended with micro silica and high grip resin. The Ecsta PS31 has a directional tread design which means you can only rotate the tires from front to back.

The Kumho Ecsta PS31 is an ideal summer tire for high-performance sedans and sports coupes.

Kumho Ecsta PS31 review: Test Drive

My test car had a deep and barrel-chested sound, and that’s only at idle. Revving the motor allows the exhaust to emit a sharp bark that always seems ready for action. I love driving stick although I haven’t driven one for quite a while. These are just some of the reasons why I was excited to hit the road.

Dry Traction

Luckily for me, the test drive was arranged on a Sunday, and this meant the roads will be free from the usual rush hour traffic. It was also a bright and sunny day but the weather turned rainy in the late afternoon. The Kumho Ecsta PS31 was a revelation on dry tarmac. Traction and grip were excellent and I didn’t feel any loss in traction even as I pushed the car hard into a sweeping corner. So far, so good.

Wet Traction

The rains poured hard while I was driving home from the test drive. The Kumho Ecsta PS31 tires never lost their composure even when traversing over an endless stream of water puddles on the freeway. I didn’t get the chance to properly test the high-speed performance of the tires in the wet, but I felt a solid sense of security that the tires won’t let you down when the roads turn slippery.

On this note, it is important to mention that the Kumho Ecsta PS31 is not designed to be used on icy roads or snow, but it offers an impressive level of grip even on wet tarmac.

Comfort

My test car was riding on stock OEM-spec suspension so the ride was commendable on the highway. However, it’s a different story when driving on pothole-infested urban roads.

The thing I don’t like most about summer tires is the degree of ride comfort. It’s not what you would call uncomfortable, but they are a bit stiffer compared to touring tires. I may be nitpicking here, but if you demand higher levels of riding comfort then the Kumho Ecsta PA31 might be more to your liking.

Noise

The same can be said for the road noise. The Kumho Ecsta PS31 tires were hushed in city driving, and they weren’t particularly boisterous on the highway, either. But higher speeds tend to create a bit more tire roar than the usual. Still, not bad. But in this regard, if you are looking for a bit more comfort and a bit less road noise, the Ecsta PA31 is better.

Treadwear

The owner of the Mustang had the KuhmoEcsta PS3 tires installed less than 3 months ago. During that time, the car has traveled 1,500 miles so the tires were still relatively fresh. I didn’t see signs of advanced or rapid tread wear on both the front and rear tires of the Mustang.

Conclusion

My favorite part of this Kumho Ecsta PS31 review were the times when I was accelerating hard on dry tarmac.

These are great summer tires that demands more than just a second look since they are also priced lower than other expensive brands.

The noise of the exhaust was intoxicating and the intake note was visceral as well.

The comfort and the road noise was not so bad, but if you’re driving a sports coupe or high-performance sedan, shouldn’t comfort be the very least of your worries?