Recently, I had a repeat customer from out East that called to get some new Michelin Pilot Super Sports for his 2012 Z06 -- did I mention that the tires were for his 17th Corvette! Seventeen is a lot of Corvettes to have owned, but it's not uncommon to talk to a Corvette driver who's owned several of these vehicles.
Why do these drivers love Corvettes? Because of the big, torque V8 and the Vette's everyday dependability and practicality. Practical? Yes. C5 and C6 models can hold large luggage behind the seats and their tall gearing gives surprisingly good highway fuel economy.
Are you still in love with your C6 but tempted by the look of another set-up? Maybe a new set of wheels and tires will cure the itch. We're closing out the Sport Muscle GS wheel and they're marked down from $189 to $59* on the 19x8.5 silver painted option and down to $69* on the 20x11 size in the same color. The machined w/black accent version of the wheel is also currently priced at $69 for both the front and back.
Obviously you'll need 19" and 20" sized tires to accommodate these wheels. The ideal choice is the Michelin Pilot Super Sport with 245/35-19 in the front and 295/30-20 in the rear. Not only has this tire performed well in our testing, our friends at Car and Driver found it to be the number one overall option in a recent comparison test done with our test BMWs here at Tire Rack. Expect to see this test in the August issue of the magazine.
Wheels and tires mounted and balanced with TPMS sensors and the TPMS initialization trigger tool are available for $2,002*.
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Sport Muscle GS Silver Painted
*Prices subject to change, limited stock and excludes shipping