Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Burlington, VT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 27, 2013

first some background into why i love these tires! last year at watkins glen, during a COMSCC time trail/ track day i was running original equipment bridgestone re070 tires on my 06 sti, and ran a best time of 2:25 and change on the full course, over all those tires where alittle noisy when pushed hard and once hot felt like driving on grease so didnt inspire much confidence when really attacking the track.
This past sept, i attended the COMSCC event at the glen with my car now wearing michelin pilot super sports, and i must say just the 7 hour drive out was more enjoyable, quiet and noise free, then came the track time!!!
the first warm up lap with these tires and i could feel the car was more responsive, and more composed mid corner, and the normal subaru push was somewhat less than with the bridgestones, they really make you feel connected to the road almost r compound grip, after the second 25 minute session i was timed at 2:24 and change, already a full second faster than last year, with the only change being the tires.
Now came the time trail, 3 hot laps with a warmup lap, after my 3 flying laps i recorded a best lap time of 2:22, and could have gottne more but im still learning the limit of my car, so thats a full 3 seconds faster, better handling, more grip, quieter ride on the street, and great tread wear, after the two day event i only lost 2/32nds of tread, and no adverse affects on the ride home!
will deffinitly be buying more of these tires when i wear out this set, anyone whos looking for a good quality street tire that can hot lap, the michelin pilot super sport is a no brainer

 

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