Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Greenacres, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
January 14, 2014

Purchased new in 2010 to replace the original Goodyears which had 28k of treadwear and lost there grip when raining. Have 20k on these Michelins and there is very little signs of treadwear, its there but they still look new. Wet and dry traction they have great gripping power. I have never hydroplained driving in a very heavy downpoor, I only slow down because I need to see the road, if the wipers could get the water off faster I would not need to slow down,for safty reasons you always slow down for the heavy rain, but the grip of these tires makes you feel in control. Noise level was greatly reduced compaired to the Goodyears. On concreate roads here in FL they are noise, but when you hit an asphalt roadway there is very little noise. I highly reccommend these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25
 
 

2001 Chevrolet Corvette
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
Location: Crown Point, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
December 07, 2013

These replaced the OEM Goodyear runflats, and what an improvement they are. The first thing I noticed was that they definitely have a softer sidewall than the runflats and feel more "squishy." These tires give a great ride and are extremely quiet. Dry traction is really good. Wet traction is sufficient too, as my Vette is my dd. You don't have to worry about hydroplaning should you get caught in the rain.

I've got 18k miles on my set, and it looks like I should be able to get 25k on them (well, at least the rears. I could probably get 40k miles out of the fronts.) Not too shabby for a 280 treadwear rating. These tires are a FANTASTIC bang for the buck, and the tread pattern looks so aggressive. I highly recommend these tires and I will get them again. Can't beat em for the price.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DW Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Fulton, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 17, 2014

Fantastic tire. Extremely smooth and quite with excellent grip and amazing tread life. I have had these tires for over 10,000 miles and still over 70% tread depth remaining. This tire has all the characteristics of a solid performance tire while also providing a smooth ride and excellent, long, tread life. I wouldn't be surprised if I got 30,000 miles on this tire, which is unheard of for a performance tire with this level of traction.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle RS-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5
 
 

2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5
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Miles driven on tires: 59,000
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Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 59,000 Miles on Tires
August 19, 2013

RSA tires are a dichotomy (extreme good/bad). I am writing to warn that GY must have changed design, manufacturing process/location or materials for the RSA for the worst. Our 2010 Nissan Maxima SV-Sport originally came with the GY RSA tire & we loved it for what it was (all-season performance style tire for family 4-door sports car). It was smooth comfortable relatively-quite cruising tire, and yet handled at 8/10ths of a hard core tire on this 4-door sports car (Note I own a 2008 Corvette Z06, so I know what hard-core cornering cars can do). The RSAs had excellent dry/wet traction with a confidence-inspiring heavy rain stability. It lasted 59,000 miles with even wear!! I only changed them then, as my wife began to notice stability issues in torrential downpours. Tire Rack had 4 different RSAs available in the size listed for our car. As an engineer, my wife has accused me of "modifying" her cars in the past. Normally, I found GY performance tires to be inferior over 20 years, but the RSAs were so good, that I paid extra to get the exact same tire. The new RSAs remained smooth and balanced, but suddenly the car would just not track straight down the road. At speed above 50 mph, driving became exhausting (constantly correcting for wandering). At slower speeds in parallel traffic on uneven roads, it wandered/veered so bad, that I was afraid I would sideswipe cars. It did not pull to one side, so was not 1 tire. Tire pressures correct & I paid for an alignment, although prior tire wear was perfect. Tried rotating tires. Still wandered. If these new RSAs had come with the Maxima, I NEVER WOULD HAVE BOUGHT IT. THAT BAD! Then I read the TR reviews. Early reviews (Maxima model came out in 2009) were great on RSAs, but I noted a # of complaints after mid-2010. I felt sick about having to live with the RSAs, that I would go crazy. Tire Rack took them back for a full refund thru GY. TR sent Michelin Pilot Super Sports & problem immediately gone! MPSS=outstanding!

 

Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP Offered for Your C6 and C7 Corvette

Monday, December 30, 2013 by Zig Ziegler

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport was the tire that set the bar for all other Max Performance Summer tires upon its introduction. Never before could a tire from this performance category give you such excellent grip in the dry and wet, and wear about 30% longer than its leading competitors, while also giving you a smooth and quiet ride. This tire can do it all and the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP (Zero Pressure) is now the Original Equipment (O.E.) tire on the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. 

The C7 Stingray's tire sizes overlap with the previous generation C6 Corvette, and according to Michelin, the new Pilot Super Sport ZP can be installed on C6 model Corvettes when installed in sets of four. This run-flat version of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport adds the initials "ZP," which designates the tire as Zero Pressure or run-flat capable. Michelin's Zero Pressure Technology reinforces sidewalls by adding run-flat inserts that allow tires to temporarily carry the weight of the vehicle in the event a puncture results in complete loss of tire pressure. The Pilot Super Sport ZP is designed to allow Corvette drivers to continue their journey for up to 50 miles at up to 55 mph.

 Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP
Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP
 Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP
Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP


Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP tires employ an asymmetric tread design that features a low-void outboard shoulder for cornering while their notched center ribs and inboard shoulder promote high-speed performance in dry conditions. Wide circumferential grooves and lateral notches help channel water through the footprint to maintain wet traction.

If you own a C6 Corvette and use the standard 245/40ZR18 front and 285/35ZR19 rear, consider switching to the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP for improved traction, treadlife and comfort over your current run-flat tires.

Want to Drive Your Corvette When it Gets Cold? These Tires Will Help!

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Nearly every Corvette owner I've met will admit that while their car may not be the most practical, they feels it's the most fun to drive than any other car they've owned. Even though the current C6 came with Goodyear run-flat tires that were intended for warm temperatures only, most Corvette owners would love to take their cars out on a clear and cold day and have a little fun. To get the best results in colder weather, a few all-season options are worth considering.

If you want to maintain run-flat capabilities that the Original Equipment provides, take a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP. In our most recent test, both tires were impressive when pushed near the limit on our test track with the Bridgestone showing best-in-class ride comfort and predictable handling on our road course. The Michelin tire showed it can retain its handling without a big sacrifice in ride quality. For a complete recap of our test, read "Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Run-Flat Tires."


Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
Plus ZP

Continental ExtremeContact
DWS


Some drivers would like to switch from a run-flat tire to a non-run-flat, if that sounds like you, there are three strong options worth looking at: the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season and new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. While all three provide excellent handling and added durability compared to the Original Equipment, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS has set itself apart by providing great light snow traction. In fact, the tire is currently rated number one in our survey results and has the highest marks in the following areas:

  • Hydroplaning resistance
  • Light snow traction
  • Deep snow traction
  • Ice traction
  • Ride comfort
  • Noise comfort

Whether you stick with a run-flat tire or purchase a non-run-flat design, making the switch to an all-season tire will allow you to maximize your time on the road with your beloved Corvette! 

Best Replacement Tires for the Run-Flats on C6 Corvettes

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Colin .

Many Corvette owners ask about switching to non-run-flat tires for multiple reasons, including cost, selection and ride quality. For standard C6 sizes, there are a number of excellent non-run-flat options to choose from with the 245/40R18 size in the front and 285/35R19 in the rear.  

The best performance tires in terms of handling and traction are the Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position. Both options will give you superior handling, cornering, braking and acceleration in the dry and wet. Between the two, our testing showed the Michelin as the reigning king of the Max Performance Summer category.  

If you don't need the highest performance and want more of a value-priced tire, the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110, Continental ExtremeContact DW and Sumitomo HTR Z III would be good tires for your Corvette. Each tire will deliver good performance at a lower price point.

Some Corvette owners need an all-season option and Michelin's new Pilot Sport A/S 3 improves upon their A/S Plus in just about every category. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season is another great choice that offers responsive handing and very good wet and dry traction. It offers confidence-inspiring all-season traction for those who want to drive their vehicle any time of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position RFT

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position RFT Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 9,000
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 9,000 Miles on Tires
April 17, 2013

HUGE improvement over the OEM Goodyears. Much better wear. I should be able to exceed 20,000 miles on these tires without difficulty. Even though these are also RFTs they still ride much better and are far less noisy than the Goodyears. If you have a GS 'Vette and want RFTs, I recommend these tires very highly.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Portage, IN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 29, 2013

When others had written that this tire had "transformed" their Corvette I said "OK, anything is better than the OEM Goodyear F1s,and they're just being enthusiastic". NO, they were being HONEST and ACCURATE!! The Michelin Pilot Super Sports are quieter, have much better traction, and ride far superior to the OEM!! These are the tires that GM should have put on such a capable car as my 2010 Corvette Grand Sport! I did opt out of the run-flats and I know that is where the better ride comes from. I only got 10500 miles out of the OEM tires and the hydroplaned horribly on a cross country trip last August. We drove down to Bowling Green last week for a Corvette Museum event and the new Michelin tires performed perfectly in the rain we got on Friday and Saturday.
If you are looking to put new shoes on your Corvette, the Michelin Pilot Super Sports can't be beat!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73
 
 

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Romney, WV
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
April 24, 2013

I've worn out two or three sets of the predecessor of this tire (Turanza Serenity) and after having gone through numerous other tire brands Michelins, Yokohamas, Goodyears, have to say that this tire is the best of those by a significant margin. These tires offer very good cornering grip... amazing actually. Great wet and dry traction and decent traction in snow and ice. Where they really shine is ride quality, comfort and noise level.

Bear in mind that I rate this tire as what it is... a Grand Touring Tire. It won't compete against special purpose tires but neither will they match this tire for this intended use. Unless you can use the last 10% to 15% of the performance that high performance tires offer you will be FAR, FAR happier with a tire such as this. The difference in comfort and combined performance will serve most drivers better the majority of the time. (As a footnote... I own and drive two Trans Ams, two Corvettes, a Grand Prix GXP, and other assorted cars). I have run high / ultra-high performance tires on those cars and unless I'm pushing the edge of the envelope, these tires perform more than adequately.... and they are FAR more comfortable over potholes, expansion joints and they don't drone you to death with tread noise.

One BIG side benefit not usually thought about is that these tires give me 45K miles +/- of wear and I replace them before they get down to the wear bars. So... while I'm wearing out HP and Ultra-HP tires at 20-25K miles I'm only at the halfway point of having to replace these. So... they save a lot of money up front and again over the far greater lifetime.

I love these tires and will be ordering my next set in the next week.

Good luck in your choices... but if I might make one suggestion it would be this. Look very carefully at what you NEED in a tire for the majority of your driving... and don't overestimate your need for that final 10% of performance. Most people never even get close to using that final 10%.

 

Popular Run-Flat Tires for Your C5 Corvette

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by Marshall Wisler

Arguably, one of the best bang-for-the-buck performance cars available on the market today is the fifth-generation Corvette. While it doesn't have the power figures of the C6 or the magazine coverage of the new seventh-generation Stingray, this car and its popular LS1 engine is capable of excellent power.

C5 Corvettes from the factory (non-Z06 models) use a 245/45R17 front tire and 275/40R18 rear. For those looking to step away from run-flat tires, your options are numerous. However, if you wish to keep the car equipped with run-flats, there are not as many choices. Our most popular sellers in the aforementioned sizes are:

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP is designed to last considerably longer than a dedicated summer tire. This Ultra High Performance All-Season tire has a speed rating up to 186 mph and features a responsive sidewall with a harder tread compound than the Original Equipment offering. Buyers will notice sharp turn-in response that is commonly associated with high speed rated tires, but will give up some ultimate lateral grip when compared to a softer compounded summer tire. While these tires aren't intended for track use, they are more than capable for aggressive street driving.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP has long been a front runner in the Max Performance Summer category. The PS2 is offered in a run-flat fitment for the C5 Corvette and is a great choice for a driver looking for a premium tire with excellent performance attributes. While the PS2 will sacrifice some wear compared to the A/S Plus ZP, its grip limit is exceptional. This tire has been well reviewed for its great performance and excellent road manners.


Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP


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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.8
 
 

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 150 Miles on Tires
April 16, 2013

I have to write this review to talk about these tires. First the Goodyear F1 RFT came stock. They were great in the rain, good dry traction especially on the 1/4 mile track, hooked and leapt off the line, however the ride was horrible. One think I really did like about the Goodyears, they have a protective lip that covers the rims, protects them from curbs. The turn in was terrible. The Goodyears lasted 14,000 miles. The insides wore past the wear bars, on factory alignment.

Now on to the Michelins, unbelievable difference in ride quality and road noise over the Goodyears. These are non-runflats so the side walls actually give. Better ride more compliant over bumps, so far no tramming (live in the D.C. area 495 on and off a lot). The best part is the turn in these tires are so willing to turn and give you so much more confidence than the Goodyears. I cant believe the grip they have, the harder you throw them into a corner the better the grip. Have not got them to squeal yet. That will happen next week at the track. Will update next week after the track. They look a lot more aggressive on my rims as well.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza ZII Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38
 
 

1993 Chevrolet Corvette
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Miles driven on tires: 250
Location: Shelocta, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 250 Miles on Tires
April 20, 2013

I just got back today from using these for auto-x on my 93 Corvette with Z07 suspension and aggressive alignment. These tires just plain work, even on a heavy car in cold/wet/dry conditions. It was actually snowing and later got up around 45 or a little less. I kept pace (within a couple tenths or so) with near FTD C5Z06 (Hoosiers, not good at all in those conditions). I was impressed, dry grip is excellent. Breaks away predictably and smoothly. Tires do perform in cold/wet/dry conditions, with due caution exercised.

Quick warm up on tires, only 3 runs and they were warm. Grip got better as I went.

Excellent tire and works well on my Corvette.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

Friday, April 19, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

1985 Chevrolet Corvette
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Woodbine, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 14, 2013

Great wet and dry handling. Quiet and smooth ride.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62
 
 

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 09, 2013

I have 25,000 miles on my Z06 with 4 sets of tires worn out. Use these for hwy and HPDE. Compared to OEM G1 GY and Nitto NT05's. These tires are better. NT05 has better dry "feel" and softer sidewall as it is not ZP, but these and OEM GY had better G meter reading. These wear better than GY, feel better, feel faster, much better in rain, a bit quieter. 10/32 is 9.5/32 new per my micrometer, but that should be considered next to other tires like NT05 (6/32 new).. These are good all around tire, but will try PSS as they say they last longer on track AND give better grip. I'm dubious but I'll see... The ZP PS2 is a great tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25
 
 

2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
April 02, 2013

I run these tires at 27 lbs cold using nitrogen. On good roads they're quiet, on crappy roads they're noisy (to be expected). Most of my driving is in CA, NV, and AZ. On hot days pressuresexceed the 30# spec and noise increases, but never gets as loud as the OEM tires. Looks like they're going to make30,000 miles on my Z-51 equipted C-6. Great tires...

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2011 Volkswagen GTI
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: Brentwood, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
April 13, 2013

I put these on my GTI because it came with some Pirelli Pzero All Season tires that would not hold traction with an APR Stage 2 tune. These tires immediately transformed the car into a much more stable platform, both in straight line as well as cornering. These tires bite the ground aggressively.

I put 20k miles on them and show very little wear, I don't know how Michelin does this, but as a result I just purchased a set for my 2011 Corvette Grand Sport. This car's OEM Goodyear Supercar Gen2 runflats were at the wear bars in 9,000 miles!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Radial T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.67
 
 

1970 Chevrolet Corvette
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 25, 2013

Used this tire on all my classic cars. Great price for the look and performance. If you have a late 60's or early 70's muscle car. . .these are the tires to use.

 

What Are the Longest Lasting Run-Flat Tires for a C6 Chevrolet Corvette?

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Zig Ziegler

In 1953, Chevrolet introduced America's first true sports car with the revolutionary sleek look of the Corvette. American's have been enamored with this vehicle ever since its humble beginnings when there was no manual transmission made that could handle its unbelievable 150hp. Things have changed since every model came with a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission to the roaring 430hp V8 used in today's C6 models. Most current C6 Corvette (2005-2013) models are equipped with run-flat tires.

 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
ZP
 Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT


Frequently I hear from C6 Corvette owners: "What are the longest lasting run-flat tires?" Switching to an all-season rubber compound can significantly increase treadlife. For instance, the Max Performance Summer Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP has a UTQG rating of 220, while the Ultra High Performance All-Season Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP has a much higher UTQG rating of 500. Many C6 Corvette owners are willing to give up a bit of ultimate grip in order to switch to run-flat tires that can wear upwards of 30% longer. The two most popular Ultra High Performance All-Season run-flat replacement tires are the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP and Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

The Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP (Zero Pressure) is the Ultra High Performance All-Season run-flat tire member of Michelin's Pilot family of low profile, high-speed tires. Developed in the Original Equipment sizes for Chevrolet Corvette C-5 and C-6 coupe and convertible sports cars, the Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP is designed to temporarily support the weight of the car even after a loss of air pressure, as well as combine enhanced all-weather performance, wet grip and treadwear along with year-round traction, including in light snow.

Bridgestone's Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT tire is developed for drivers looking for enhanced ride quality and all-season traction for sports cars, sports coupes and performance sedans originally equipped with O.E. run-flat tires. It features Bridgestone 3G RFT Technology designed to offer almost the same riding comfort as conventional tires while providing temporary extended mobility for a distance of 50 miles at up to 50 mph even after a puncture has allowed complete air pressure loss. Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT tires provide year-round driving flexibility by offering predictable handling, traction and control on dry and wet roads.

When it's time to replace the tires on your Chevrolet C6 Corvette, be sure to shop by vehicle and view the list of longer wearing all-season run-flat tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.29

2000 BMW 740i Sport Package
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Azusa, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2011

This is my second set of the Pilots on this car. I've tried Hankook Ventus (good ride, but very soft compund and they only lasted 12000 miles) and Toyo TR-1s (not a great handling tire, and poor in the rain). These are great. You feel secure, they're not too stiff so you get an excellent ride. They're a bit noisy on grooved concrete, but the noise level is acceptable for the excellent performance.

Oddly, despite the wide footprint, they actually improved my gas mileage (17 city, 24 highway) which was about 17% better than the Hankook tires.

I drive the car in the mountains often in the summer, and the grip is fantastic. I will not try another brand for the 740 again. These are expensive, but worth it. I'll probably use them on my 2007 Z51 Corvette when the BFG KDW tires wear out.