The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is Coming

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 by Cody Rollins
Pilot Super SportChristmas may be over, but the elves at Michelin are busy making toys for us big boys and girls. They are feverishly making the new Pilot Super Sport for its spring debut in the North American aftermarket. While there still isn't any official sizing information available they should have a strong initial release.
Super Sport Drive
The Pilot Super Sport has the latest in tire compound technology with different zones across the face of the tread. Trickle down technology from Michelin's success at Le Mans has given the Super Sport a shoulder for hard cornering, while the inboard compound will keep us planted in the wet. Special internal construction tuned the Pilot Super Sport's contact patch while cornering for optimal traction and feel.

Our team participated in Michelin's introductory track drive in Dubai. They had some pretty impressive stuff to say about the new tire. Check out the video from the event and read our full review.

Comments on The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is Coming

Monday, January 17, 2011 by Eric:
do you know when tires will be generally available
Friday, February 4, 2011 by germain St-Denis:
what's the difference between the Super sport and the PS3?
thanks!
Monday, February 7, 2011 by Cody:
The PS3 will focus more on original equipment fitments for manufacturers and the Super Sport will be positioned for the aftermarket and supercars.

Check out this post.
http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/codys-corner/michelin-pilot-super-sport
Monday, March 7, 2011 by Ron Moore:
Will there be a run flat version for the Corvette?
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by Cody:
Right now Michelin is focusing on non runflat fitments only. Because of the extra engineering required for runflats, it takes some more development time.
Friday, April 15, 2011 by Dave :
I just ordered the Michelin Pilot Super Sports from Tire Rack for my M3. I understand that the rubber on the outside of the tire is a different compound than the inside. Are the different sides of the tire marked for the installer? I want to make sure they are installed properly. Are they also directional tires?
Friday, April 15, 2011 by Cody:
Congrats Dave! The Super Sport is an asymmetrical tire (just like the PS2) so it's business as usual. Asymmetric tires typically have larger tread blocks on the outside tread area to help with cornering and in this case also a special compound. So the shop can probably tell which side goes out just by looking at it, but just to confirm it the tires are stamped with "Mount This Side Out" on the outside sidewall.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by STEPHEN :
ALOHA, I AM LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC SIZE IN THE PILOT SUPER SPORT 285/30 ZR 18, DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT WILL BECOME AVAILABLE???? MY CAR IS STUCK IN THE GARAGE WITH A DONUT ON IT!!!!!! :( ALOHA STEVE
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Cody:
Hey Stephen. At the moment Michelin is not producing the Super Sport in that size. Check out this post for a list of produced sizes.

http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/codys-corner/michelin-pilot-super-sport-sizes

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