Newly Developed Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Fitted to Porsche Carrera GT
But unlike the 918, which is as complex as the space shuttle, the GT was simple and honest. It had no all-wheel drive, no robotically operated gearbox and no electric motors to drive the wheels. As a result, it’s not a valid supercar in terms of track numbers any more, but Porsche hasn’t stopped thinking about it and recently found a way to make the car faster.
The Stuttgart carmaker has developed a new tire for the Carrera GT in partnership with tire manufacturer Michelin. Replacing the current Pilot Sport PS2 tire which is going out of production is the latest generation Pilot Super Sport.
Based on racing technology, Michelin makes the Super Sport tire with two different rubber compounds for the tread. What’s more, they offer a significant weight reduction, as the fibers of the belt are made from aramid, five times lighter than steel and just as strong.
Porsche says the N0 spec tires are more durable, improve braking and last 10% longer on the road. The new Carrera GT tires are available now in 265/35 ZR 19 98Y "N0" and 335/30 ZR 20 108Y "N0" dimensions.