Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Note: 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.
Vehicle: 2010 Audi S4 Sedan Premium Plus
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: Louisville, KY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
August 12, 2012

I purchased these tires to replace my 245/40 /18R 93Y OEM Pirelli Cinturado P7s which I replaced at 31K miles. the Michelins live up to their reputation in handling, being marginally sharper in every respect than the Pirelli tires. The downside is in the road noise, ride and abrupt road impact transmission. the Michelins are quiet on smooth roads, but on worn, older sections and worn interstate they are harsher and noisier new than the Pirellis were when they were ready to be replaced. All in all they are a good tire, especially if you are considering light track time, but
for my purposes and everyday driving they are not as versatile, in my opinion, as the OEM Pirelli. In addition, I have been observing about one MPG less with the new tires. The OEM Pirelli is a standard load rated green LLR high performance tire and the Michelin, rated ultra high performance, only comes in extra load. On both tires I was using the factory OEM standard light load pressures for up to three passengers.

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