Michelin

Manufacturer: Michelin
Tyre: Michelin Pilot Sport 2
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The Pilot Sport PS2 is a Max Performance Summer tyre member of the Michelin Pilot family of low profile, high-speed tyres. Initially developed for Original Equipment (O.E.) on some of the world's most prestigious sports cars and performance saloons, the Pilot Sport PS2 combines world-class dry road traction, handling and cornering. Some of the first Pilot Sport PS2 O.E. fitments included the BMW Alpina Z8, McLaren SLR and Porsche GT2 & GT3 models. The Pilot Sport PS2 is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

On the outside, Pilot Sport PS2 features two different tread rubber compounds (a hybrid silica/carbon black compound that begins at the tyre's outer shoulder and continues across the tread until it joins a high-silica compound that continues to the tyre's inside shoulder) molded into an asymmetric design with large outer shoulder blocks and continuous intermediate and center ribs (similar to Michelin's Formula One tyres) to enhance steering response and cornering stability. Both tread compounds are specifically formulated for their location to combine dry and wet traction with crisp corning and high speed capability. The tread design also features wide circumferential grooves and lateral notches that help channel water through the footprint to enhance wet road traction.

On the inside, the tread design is supported by two high-tensile, lightweight steel cord belts that are further reinforced by size-optimized, precisely placed individual Aramid/nylon hybrid filaments to provide improved steering response and resistance to distortion while enhancing ride quality and high-speed durability.

Features:

  • Improved steering response and resistance to distortion
  • Rnhancied ride quality
  • High-speed durability
  • Speed Index: YR
  • Available Series: 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50


     
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Width Profile Wheel Size Load Index Speed Rating Order Now
225 45 17 91Y Y
235 40 18 91Y Y
225 40 18 88Y Y
205 50 17 89Y Y
245 40 18 93Y Y
235 50 17 96Y Y
245 35 18 92Y Y
235 45 18 94Y Y
255 40 17 94Y Y
255 40 19 100Y Y
245 35 19 93Y Y
255 40 19 96Y Y
265 40 18 101Y Y
255 35 18 90Y Y
265 30 20 94Y Y
265 35 19 94Y Y
275 35 18 95Y Y
295 35 18 99Y Y
265 35 19 98Y Y
285 35 19 99Y Y
275 40 17 98Y Y
265 35 21 101Y Y
305 25 20 97Y Y
335 30 18 102Y Y
275 35 19 100Y Y
295 25 22 97Y Y
325 30 20 106Y Y
JOHN BAXTER - 27th November, 2011

Very impressed with life of tyres, 20k per set of 4. Superb grip in dry but be careful in the wet and leave at home if snow or ice is forecast.
9 out of 10


Paul Brison - 30th September, 2010

The tyres do not grip well in snowy or icy conditions during the winter but are great in the hot summer weather.
9 out of 10


Below are ratings and comments from 7 tyre reviews averaging 9 out of 10

Grip in the Dry
100%
Grip in the Wet
80%
Steering Responsiveness
90%
Cornering Stability
90%
Resistance to Aquaplaning
70%
Tread wear versus mileage
80%
Ride comfort and smoothness
90%
Noise level
60%
Quality versus price
80%
General appearance / tread pattern
80%
Overall rating
90%