Key Facts about Nitto NT05:

Summary


We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Nitto NT05. You can agree or disagree with these conclusions by voting for or against any item:

Reasons to buy

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.


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

Detailed Information


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

Nitto NT05 Sizes & Specifications


Rim Model Size Index Features
R17 235/40 R17 90Z 235/40 R17 90Z
R17 255/40 R17 98Z 255/40 R17 98Z
R17 275/40 R17 98Z 275/40 R17 98Z
R17 315/35 R17 102Z 315/35 R17 102Z
R18 225/40 R18 92Z 225/40 R18 92Z
R18 235/35 R18 91Z 235/35 R18 91Z
R18 235/40 R18 95Z 235/40 R18 95Z
R18 245/40 R18 97Z 245/40 R18 97Z
R18 265/35 R18 97Z 265/35 R18 97Z
R18 275/35 R18 99Z 275/35 R18 99Z
R18 275/40 R18 99Z 275/40 R18 99Z
R18 285/35 R18 101Z 285/35 R18 101Z
R18 295/35 R18 99Z 295/35 R18 99Z
R18 295/45 R18 112Z 295/45 R18 112Z
R19 225/40 R19 93Z 225/40 R19 93Z
R19 245/35 R19 93Z 245/35 R19 93Z
R19 245/40 R19 98Z 245/40 R19 98Z
R19 275/30 R19 96Z 275/30 R19 96Z
R19 275/35 R19 100Z 275/35 R19 100Z
R19 335/30 R19 103Z 335/30 R19 103Z
R20 255/35 R20 97Z 255/35 R20 97Z
R20 255/45 R20 101Z 255/45 R20 101Z
R20 275/35 R20 102Z 275/35 R20 102Z
R20 275/40 R20 106Z 275/40 R20 106Z
R20 315/35 R20 110Z 315/35 R20 110Z

Amazon Reviews Nitto NT05

Questions and Answers

  • Jun 23, 2019
  • Mar 02, 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.