Alternative Tire Choice for 2011-2013 GT500: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Marshall Wisler

If you drive a 2011-2012 Ford Shelby GT500 with the optional SVT Performance Package or are fortunate enough to own the 2013 model, you'll be pleased to know that a new tire choice is available for your staggered 19" and 20" wheels.

Previously the only matching tire available for the 265/40-19 front size and 285/35-20 rear size was the Original Equipment Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2. Although not a bad performer by any stretch, many customers had expressed a need for an alternate tire up to the task of harnessing the massive power and torque these vehicles produce.

Recently, Michelin released the Pilot Super Sport in these two staggered sizes and has since been the tire replacement choice for many of my customers. Close in price, the Pilot Super Sport boasts excellent performance test figures and is currently our top-rated consumer favorite. Although no street tire can resist wheel spin on a 650+hp RWD car, these Michelin tires represent an excellent available performance option when considering a replacement set of rubber on your Shelby.

Comments on Alternative Tire Choice for 2011-2013 GT500: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Saturday, February 16, 2013 by Richard:
I own a 2011 gt500 with track pack. I dont like the G2 because they dart a lot in regular daily driving. The Pilot super Sport shouldn't be as bad because they have a directional thread lines. Am i wright ?
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Richard,
Assymetric tires that have more conservative tread patterns are known to be some of the most street friendly tires available. The Pilot Super Sport does this and many other things quite well.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 by Richard:
Thanks.
Friday, March 15, 2013 by Aaron Hartwell:
It's nice to have another summer tire. I've heard these are better all around than the G-2's. With that said, it doesn't help all of us who drive in cool temps and want an all-season tire. Sure wish someone would release something similiar to the Conti DWS in the right sizes for us.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Denys:
I deliberately DIDN'T get the track pack on my 2012 GT500, because I didn't see the point in it. So, with my 19s all around setup, what's the best tire? I live in the hottest, driest part of the California desert, so rain, snow, or cold are not a factor at all. Thanks.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Denys,
While having the 19's on all 4 corners gives you more options, the best rated tire available would still remain the Michelin Pilot Supersport highlighted above.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 by Brain:
own a 2012 Shelby gt 500 and i am looking to find a replacement tire and rim combo. whats the max size in front and back?
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Brian,
The largest sizes we list as a gauranteed fitment are 255/35/20 F and 285/35/20 R.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 by Robert Sheftel:
I have a 2011 GT500 without the SVT package so I have 19s all around. Is there a slightly wider Super Sport that will fit my rear wheels?
Monday, January 6, 2014 by marshall@tirerack.com:
Robert,
Currently the only sizes we support for the GT500 and its staggered wheels are the factory sizes.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Brandon:
What kind of mileage are people seeing out of the G2? Ive seen the 265/40/19 at great prices in a few places, and am thinking of running them on all 4 on my 9.5" wheels.
Monday, July 28, 2014 by rick:
do u have a Racing Slick for a2013 Shelby GT500?

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