In the second quarter of last year, Michelin updated their product line to increase competitiveness in the Max Performance Summer tire replacement market. Replacing the popular Pilot Sport PS2, the Pilot Super Sport provides an increase in ultimate dry grip while maintaining superior performance in wet weather.
Although this tire may not turn lap times as fast as tires from our Extreme Performance Summer category, this tire does an excellent job of blending superb performance with daily livability. What's more, Michelin has such confidence in this tire's wear qualities that they're offering it with a 30,000-mile treadlife warranty. Owners of vehicles with staggered set-ups that do not allow for rotation will also be pleased with the 15,000-mile treadlife warranty.
For years the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 has been used on some of the world's most high-performance vehicles. The Pilot Super Sport continues that tradition with its first Original Equipment application being the Ferrari 458 Italia.
The Michelin Pilot Super Sport starts this season holding the number one spot in our Tire Survey Results. In addition to our unbiased, unedited survey results, this tire has also taken top honors in "Clash of the Titans: Testing Two New Max Performance Summer Heavy Hitters." Purchasers of this prestigious tire can expect razor sharp turn-in response, high levels of ultimate dry grip and inspiring wet performance.
Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experiences with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport:
"Wow! What a change in all aspects of driving." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2006 MAZDA MX-5 Miata Grand Touring
"I replaced the Original Equipment tires on my Infiniti M35 Sport. It was like day and night difference. My car drove and handled better than it did when it was new! I wish I had replaced them sooner!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2009 Infiniti M35 Sport
"Having owned many BMWs which I have driven daily, as well as an occasional track event, and having used many different tires on my cars, I can confidently say that no tire I have ever driven measures up to the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. These tires are simply phenomenal. The sense of confidence and connectedness that they give is unparalleled. They have superior turn-in, dry traction and wet traction. They are quiet and well-mannered on the road. They wear evenly, and as with other Michelins I have owned, I expect to get excellent overall life out of these. You can pay less for tires...or more. But you simply will not find a better summer high-performance tire." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2006 BMW 330Ci Coupe Performance Package