Michelin Pilot Super Sport Coming in 2011
Before we go on with the presentation of the tire, we must explain what the “fastest” adjective refers to. The tire recorded the fastest lap time against its five top competitors in a dry-circuit test conducted this year by the TUV SUD Automotive independent organization, using 245/40 ZR 18 Y and 235/35 ZR 19 Y tires.
The product is destined for the most extreme series vehicles (in terms of performance), as well as for rides that are tuned to deliver the maximum performance. The tire benefits from Michelin’s motorsport experience.
The company has combined three technologies to improve the Pilot Super Sport’s capabilities and also allow it to be energy-efficient, including two developed for the rubber used at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: the Twaron fiber belt as well as the Bi-Compound tread band and the Variable Contact Patch 2.0.
The tire, which replaces the Pilot Sport PS2, has been developed together with Porsche, BMW’s M division and Ferrari.
“The exceptional potential of the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport, which is designed for the most demanding conditions of use on the road, is derived directly from the skills and capabilities of Michelin’s motorsports teams. The technological breakthroughs that have enabled Michelin to score 13 consecutive wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans have been transferred to the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport with the goal of providing motorists with exceptional driving enjoyment,” stated the press release.
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