The long awaited replacement for the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 will be here before you know it! If preliminary testing is any indication, the Pilot Super Sport is going to contend for the crown in the Max Performance Summer tires category.
As of right now, the Pilot Super Sport is exclusive to the limited edition Ferrari 599 GTO, Ferrari's fastest road car ever. If that doesn't give you a sense of what kind of tire Michelin thinks they have, I don't know what does!
Between 35-40 new sizes are expected in April, with a few more expected in May. The sizes will range from 17" to 22" and fit a variety of sports cars including BMWs and Porsches.
Our tire testing team recently traveled to the Dubai Autodrome in the United Arab Emirates to get a feel for what this tire can do. I should be typing this article in green because I'm so envious. The crew was able to ride in: AC Schnitzer-tuned BMW M3, Audi R8, Ferrari 458 Italia, Gumpert Apollo, Koenigsegg Agera, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz SLS, a 1,000 horsepower MKB P1000 Mercedes-Benz SL65, Porsche 911 Turbo, and more.
It goes without saying they came away impressed. While the Pilot Super Sport is not a true track-tire like the Pilot Sport Cup, it certainly has the look of a great Max Performance Summer tire. Read the full write-up of the trip here.