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Value, average: 27

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Reasons to buy vote if agree

– The purchasers admired the tire’s response on dry surfaces.
– A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride of this tire.

Reasons not to buy

– Some car owners complained that this tire handled poorly in the rain.
– One driver complained that the tires were wearing out too fast.
– One unhappy driver claimed that these tires were horribly noisy.

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 41  238 in Passenger / Summer

 15  27 in Max Performance Summer

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Description

The NT05 is a max performance tire engineered to complement the power of your vehicle. It was developed through extensive computer simulation modeling and on-track testing. The rigorous development process helped produce a street tire that provides precise and responsive handling and performance. Knowing the tire is responding to your inputs will inspire your confidence.

  • Continuous center rib and large outer shoulder tread blocks increase tire-to-road contact for optimized dry performance
  • Specifically formulated tread compound and reinforced internal construction are engineered to maximize dry traction, response, handling, and high-speed performance
  • Tread rigidity further enhances vehicle stability

Latest News

  • Jun 23, 2019
    Tire Chart 2019

    Amazon.com: Best Sellers in Passenger Car Performance Tires

    Ranked #20th of 20. Nitto NT05
  • Mar 02, 2016
    Video

    TESTED: Nitto NT05

    We put professional driver Conrad Grunewald behind the wheel of a 2015 Corvette Stingray putting 407 horsepower to the ground and let him take a lap around the Streets of Willow on Nitto's NT05 performance rubber. Ride along and see how this tire handles on the race track!

  • Apr 04, 2014
    Video

    Nitto NT05

    Thanks for checking out our video on Nitto's max performance radial tire, the NT05! The rigorous development procedures Nitto used helped produce a tire with precise handling and performance.


Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Nitto NT05
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Summer
Rim Diameter
15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
Width
205 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 305 / 315 / 335 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
No
Speed and Load
Speed Index
W (max 168 mph) ... Z (max > 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Nitto NT05 Sizes & Specifications

Note! Many sizes of this line have been discontinued.

Rim Model Size Index Features Overall diameter Section width Approved rim width Max inflation pressure Utqg Ply rating
R15 205/50 R15 89W 205/50 R15 89W 23.11 8.43 5.5 - 6.5 50 200/AA/A
R17 225/45 R17 94W 225/45 R17 94W 24.96 8.86 7 - 7.5 50 200/AA/A
R17 235/40 R17 90W 235/40 R17 90W 24.45 9.57 8 - 8.5 51 200/AA/A
R17 235/45 R17 97W 235/45 R17 97W 25.35 9.29 7.5 - 8 50 200/AA/A
R17 255/40 R17 98W 255/40 R17 98W 25.08 10.12 8.5 - 9 50 200/AA/A
R17 275/40 R17 98W 275/40 R17 98W 25.59 10.79 9 - 9.5 51 200/AA/A
R17 315/35 R17 102W 315/35 R17 102W 25.55 12.4 10.5 - 11 51 200/AA/A
R18 225/40 R18 92W 225/40 R18 92W 25.08 9.06 7.5 - 8 50 200/AA/A
R18 235/40 R18 95W 235/40 R18 95W 25.43 9.57 8 - 8.5 50 200/AA/A
R18 245/40 R18 97W 245/40 R18 97W 25.59 9.65 8 - 8.5 50 200/AA/A
R18 255/35 R18 94W 255/35 R18 94W 25.0 10.24 8.5 - 9 50 200/AA/A
R18 265/35 R18 97W 265/35 R18 97W 25.31 10.59 9 - 9.5 50 200/AA/A
R18 275/35 R18 95W 275/35 R18 95W 25.55 10.94 9 - 9.5 51 140/AA/A
R18 275/35 R18 99W 275/35 R18 99W 25.63 10.79 9 - 9.5 50 200/AA/A
R18 275/40 R18 99W 275/40 R18 99W 26.57 10.79 9 - 9.5 51 200/AA/A
R18 285/35 R18 101W 285/35 R18 101W 25.91 11.3 9.5 - 10 50 200/AA/A
R18 295/35 R18 99W 295/35 R18 99W 26.1 11.85 10 - 10.5 51 140/AA/A
R18 295/40 R18 103W 295/40 R18 103W 27.28 11.85 10 - 10.5 51 140/AA/A
R18 295/45 R18 112W 295/45 R18 112W 28.46 11.46 9.5 - 10 50 200/AA/A
R19 225/40 R19 93W 225/40 R19 93W 26.14 9.06 7.5 - 8 50 200/AA/A
R19 235/35 R19 91W 235/35 R19 91W 25.43 9.53 8 - 8.5 50 200/AA/A
R19 245/35 R19 93W 245/35 R19 93W 25.79 9.69 8 - 8.5 50 200/AA/A
R19 245/40 R19 98W 245/40 R19 98W 26.73 9.65 8 - 8.5 50 200/AA/A
R19 255/40 R19 100W 255/40 R19 100W 27.05 10.24 8.5 - 9 50 200/AA/A
R19 275/30 R19 96W 275/30 R19 96W 25.51 10.71 9 - 9.5 50 200/AA/A
R19 275/35 R19 100W 275/35 R19 100W 26.65 10.79 9 - 9.5 50 200/AA/A
R19 305/35 R19 102W 305/35 R19 102W 27.44 12.32 10 - 11 51 200/AA/A
R19 335/30 R19 103W 335/30 R19 103W 26.89 13.31 11.5 - 12 51 200/AA/A
R20 255/35 R20 97W 255/35 R20 97W 26.97 10.08 8.5 - 9 50 200/AA/A
R20 255/45 R20 101W 255/45 R20 101W 29.06 10.08 8 - 8.5 51 200/AA/A
R20 275/35 R20 102W 275/35 R20 102W 27.56 10.75 9 - 9.5 50 200/AA/A
R20 275/40 R20 106W 275/40 R20 106W 28.62 10.79 9 - 9.5 50 200/AA/A
R20 305/30 R20 103W 305/30 R20 103W 27.24 12.32 10.5 - 11 50 200/AA/A
R20 315/35 R20 110W 315/35 R20 110W 28.62 12.4 10.5 - 11 50 200/AA/A

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Questions and Answers

  • Jun 23, 2019
    Tire Chart 2019

    Amazon.com: Best Sellers in Passenger Car Performance Tires

    Ranked #20th of 20. Nitto NT05
  • Mar 02, 2016
    Video

    TESTED: Nitto NT05

    We put professional driver Conrad Grunewald behind the wheel of a 2015 Corvette Stingray putting 407 horsepower to the ground and let him take a lap around the Streets of Willow on Nitto's NT05 performance rubber. Ride along and see how this tire handles on the race track!

  • Apr 04, 2014
    Video

    Nitto NT05

    Thanks for checking out our video on Nitto's max performance radial tire, the NT05! The rigorous development procedures Nitto used helped produce a tire with precise handling and performance.

  • Mar 14, 2014
    Video

    Nitto NT05 - Max Performance Tire

    The NT05 is a max performance tire that was developed through extensive computer simulation modeling and on-track testing. These rigorous development procedures helped produce a street tire that provides precise and responsive handling and performance. Knowing the tire is responding to your inputs will inspire your confidence.

  • Oct 30, 2013
    Video

    HOT ROD Unlimited Tests 200-Treadwear Tires on a 1970 Plymouth | Tire Rack

    HOT ROD Magazine visited our test track to find out which 200-treadwear tire will give you the best performance on an autocross-prepped muscle car. They tested six handling-oriented, street-legal performance tires on a ridiculous four-door, big-block powered 1970 Plymouth Satellite that outran a BMW on our test track!

  • Mar 05, 2010
    Video

    Nitto NT05 Max Performance Tire

    The NT05 is a max performance tire that gives you more of what you want: 38% more cornering force and 34% more lateral stiffness compared to the Nitto NT555. Youll feel the difference in the steering wheel with quicker response, crisper turn-in, and improved grip that results in faster and more consistent lap times.