Michelin Pilot Super Sport vs. Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Are you looking for the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2? It was once a great choice for the performance enthusiast seeking maximum handling and grip. In fact, for nearly a decade, the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 was one of the top Max Performance Summer tires that money could buy. However, a couple years ago, Michelin discontinued this tire in most sizes and replaced the tire with their new flagship performance tire, the Pilot Super Sport

 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Michelin Pilot Super Sport

While the tires may not look very different from one another, the Pilot Super Sport is a noticeable improvement over the old Pilot Sport PS2. The following are some of the key advantages of the Pilot Super Sport compared to the Pilot Sport PS2:

  • More dry grip
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Extended treadwear
  • Improved wet traction
  • Faster steering response
  • Reduced tire weight up to 10% compared to competitors
  • Faster steering response

In addition, Michelin has priced the Pilot Super Sport a bit below that of the old Pilot Sport PS2 in many sizes, making the newer tire a great deal! I installed this tire on my car, and you can read my review of it at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport: 5,000 Mile Update."

Comments on Michelin Pilot Super Sport vs. Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Saturday, July 5, 2014 by frank s:
Here we are a year down the road, and Tire Rack still lists my size in the Web catalog. If I decide the PS2 is better for my application, what do you think the manufacture datw will be? The only reason I am considering the replacement of my current PS2s is that they were made in 2007. Too old to be running around on in a high-performance car.

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