Still the King of the Hill for Summer Performance

Saturday, October 30, 2010 by Blake Bauer
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2I give you the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2.

While this tire may look a bit boring to some, its asymmetrical tread design really does provide outstanding performance.

Across the tread cap the PS2 features two different tread compounds molded into an asymmetric design with very large outer shoulder blocks and continuous intermediate and center ribs to enhance steering response and cornering stability. Both tread compounds are specifically designed for their location to combine dry and wet traction with sharp cornering and high-speed capability. The tread design also features wide circumferential grooves and lateral notches that help move water through the footprint to enhance wet road traction.

During my test drive on this tire I found it to be very nimble, responsive and crisp. And at the same time, I found it to be a very comfortable and quiet tire. The tread pattern does look a bit boring, but it works very well. Bottom line, don't judge this book by its cover.

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