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MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORT

  • Passenger car- High performance sedans

Specially engineered for super sport cars and ultra high performance tuning

Born from endurance racing for the most exhilarating drive!

 

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PRODUCT BENEFITS

Safety even in the most demanding conditions

• Three metres shorter braking distance on wet roads⁽¹⁾
• Technology coming from 15 consecutive Le Mans 24 Hour victories.

The best dry handling

• N°1 in dry handling⁽²⁾
• The fastest tyre⁽³⁾ ⁽⁴⁾

Developed with Porsche, BMW M and Ferrari


TECHNOLOGY

THE TWARON® BELT

• At very high speed, The Twaron® belt ensures greater stability.
• Its variable tension grips the centre of the tread more tightly than the shoulders. 
• Centrifugal force is thus better controlled and forces are distributed more evenly.

DUAL-COMPOUND TECHNOLOGY

• A novel distribution of two different rubber compounds between the outer and inner sides of the tread.
• Outer side: a novel carbon black reinforced elastomer derived directly from the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.
The result: extreme endurance even under the tightest cornering.
• Inner side: the latest generation of elastomers with exceptional wet grip to mould themselves to the slightest irregularities in the road surface and break the film of water.

VARIABLE CONTACT PATCH 2.0

Whether you’re accelerating flat out in a straight line or cornering at high speed, you still get optimum grip.
• When cornering, the shape of the contact patch changes but the amount of rubber in contact with the road surface stays the same. 
• MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport has benefited from the latest digital simulation software used in the aeronautics and automobile industries. 
These state-of-the-art tools have enabled the forces and temperatures to be more evenly distributed over the contact patch.

MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORT Reviews
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21 reviews for MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORT
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5 / 5

Superb performance, confidence in grip both in the wet and dry

Reviewed by Munners - January 3, 2023 for a purchase of December 17, 2022

Just replaced the BMW* OEM Pilot SuperSports with a brand new set. I have just purchased a 2017 M240i with 13k miles on the clock, amazingly the original tyres still had between 5mm and 6mm on each tyre. The date on the tyres were 24th week of 2017 which is why I changed the tyres with so much tread still left! One tyre had started to have small cracking on the outside edge too from I presume being parked up with loss of pressure and sun damage. The first set of 5 year old rubber gripped the road like nothing I'd experienced before, I have an open diff not the LSD. The car would, I would best describe as start squirming up to speed switching the power between each wheel but without loss of traction or the dash traction control light flashing up. Even in the wet it would put the power down without loss of traction and at a rapid pace, stupid inputs would obviously lose traction. I'm still wearing the new set in, however I do feel the difference when cornering. The old set had a rounding off on the outside which are traits of Michelin Performance tyres due to the softer compound on the outside edge so felt a massive change in the cars eagerness to turn and give me confidence to carry more speed if I wanted to. The only other tyre to give me that trust in the ability of the tyre was a set of Toyo Proxies on my Honda CRX SiR back in 2002. The front tyres however only lasted me 3 months being such a soft compound and even though the tyre tread pattern looked like it could clear water quickly and away from the road, they were awful in the wet. Potentially the Pilot Sport 4 tyres maybe a better choice of tyre as the PS4s aren't available on the M240i 18" standard alloys, the PS4 tyre is better in the wet and can't remember but maybe less resistance too so savings on fuel. They however don't have the Twaron composite material to keep from bulging in the centre keeping the tyre flat and improving contact at high speed. I'm going to do some track days so this is why I chose the SuperSports over the PS4 tyres.

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5 / 5

excellent for the price

Reviewed by keall - November 20, 2022 for a purchase of November 1, 2022

Love these tyres, great feedback if avoid the runflats. The grip in summer is alotof fun would definitely recommend over the pirrellies or Bridgestone equivalents. Running on a m240i.

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5 / 5

Michelin PSS tyres

Reviewed by MikeVWR - November 7, 2022 for a purchase of October 14, 2022

Fitted to my tuned Golf R and the grip in amazing in any weather The corners are taken in complete confidence and rain grip is better than any other tyre I had used

  • Dry grip and braking
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  • Wet grip and braking
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5 / 5

Best for BMW 7 SERIES

Reviewed by M617 - February 15, 2022

I noticed huge difference after I've chosen this over the "recommended" pirelli Pzero for my BMW 750il, i wished I new before, since I bought this car 2018 I changed 2 sets of Pirelli, maybe they are good for another kind of cars but definitely not 7 series.

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3 / 5

Disappointed with Michelin Sport 4 ZP tyres

Reviewed - May 7, 2021

I had 4 Michelin Sport 4 ZP tyres fitted around 2000 miles ago to my BMW 520D and had the tracking checked and wheels balanced by BMW. There is a noticeable general vibration through the car at any speed above 70mph which has been verified by the BMW dealer but the car has been checked again and all is OK. Their opinion is that this is a characteristic of the tyre. Very disappointing..

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MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORT 205/45R17 88Y XL ★

Section Width

205

Height

45

Rim Diameter

17

Load

88

Speed

Y

LEGAL MENTIONS

⁽¹⁾ Compared with MICHELIN Pilot Sport PS2. Internal tests carried out in 2010.

⁽²⁾ The best dry handling. Tests carried out in 2010 and in 2011 by TÜV Sud on tyre sizes 245/40ZR18Y & 255/35ZR19Y, compared to its main competitors (available on the European market at the time).

⁽³⁾ The fastest lap time on a dry track. Tests carried out in 2010 by TÜV on tyre sizes 245/40ZR18Y & 235/35ZR19Y, compared to its 5 premium competitors (available on the market at the time).

⁽⁴⁾ The world’s fastest cars are equipped with MICHELIN tyres. Bugatti Veyron and Shelby SuperCars exceeded a speed of 250 mph with MICHELIN Pilot Sport PS2.

 

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