Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Thursday, July 31, 2014 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: 7.25

2006 BMW M3 Convertible
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Brunswick, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
July 30, 2014

Bought these to replace my "m" spec'd continentals that I swore lasted at best 8,000 miles. Great tire for dry traction, decent for rain but the tread life on these tires were even worse than the continentals, (7,000 miles) Now it's just the rears I'm talking about the fronts are still at 50%. This car is driven by my wife and is driven very easy so I can't blame the driving style. In the end I bought 2 rears yesterday because I wouldn't buy miss matched tires so I think I'll get another 8,000 out of the fronts and by then these super sports will need replaced again. I do think M3's eat rear tires thou. I'm looking to replace my viper tires soon and will more than likely go with super sports also.

Upgrade Your Vehicle's Performance with Brembo Brakes

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

Brembo is the brake component manufacturer many race teams, enthusiasts and daily drivers depend on to give their vehicle the increased braking performance they demand.

To Brembo, racing is the most advanced experimental laboratory for assessing the success of its products. Teams equipped with Brembo brakes have won hundreds of automobile and motorcycle racing championships in such internationally recognized racing organizations as Formula 1, CART, NASCAR, FIA World Rally and Superbike.

Their race-inspired braking systems and components are used as Original Equipment on the world’s finest passenger cars and light trucks. Vehicle manufacturers using Brembo components include BMW, Porsche and Ferrari, along with specific applications for such automobiles as Mercedes-Benz, Dodge Viper and the Ford Mustang Cobra.

 Brembo Sport Drilled Rotors
Brembo Sport Drilled Rotors
 Brembo Sport Slotted Rotors
Brembo Sport Slotted Rotors

Tire Rack offers Brembo pads and rotors for most vehicles which are a simple upgrade to your vehicle's performance and style. We also offer Brembo Ceramic Brake Pads, as well as Brembo Replacement Rotors, Brembo Sport Drilled Rotors and Brembo Sport Slotted Rotors.

Brembo Sport Drilled Rotor:

  • Gold finish
  • For everyday use, as well as high performance street and highway driving
  • Matches O.E. dimensions
  • Bold, aggressive appearance

Brembo Sport Slotted Rotors:

  • Gold finish
  • For everyday use, as well as high performance street and track driving
  • Matches O.E. dimensions
  • Race-ready look

Shop by vehicle and view the full line of brake products offered for your driving needs. When it comes time to find the best braking components for your vehicle, consider upgrading your performance with Brembo brake pads and rotors.

O.Z. Racing Challenge Now Available for Porsche and BMW

Friday, June 29, 2012 by Hunter Leffel

Originally an exclusive aftermarket wheel design for the Dodge Viper, O.Z. Racing has expanded the fitment offerings of their Challenge wheel line. Available in black or silver, this wheel is intended to be used in a track environment as it provides extra durability in tough conditions, and is also a great option for the street. The wheel is offered in the 5-130 bolt pattern and as a centerlock for Porsches. It's also available for BMW M3s and the Nissan GT-R.

OZ Wheels Challenge in Black
O.Z. Racing Challenge (Black)
OZ Wheels Challenge in Silver
O.Z. Racing Challenge (Silver)

What makes the Challenge wheel such an attractive track option? Utilizing casting under low pressure and then shot peened allows this wheel to have a reasonable weight while also achieving the coveted TUV approval. This is considered one of the most rigorous wheel tests in the industry. Combined with one of our competition tires, you'll find a great combo for the track.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

Friday, May 18, 2012 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.

Pirelli P Zero Run FlatReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.67

2008 Mini Mini Coupe S JCW
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Peoria, AZ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
May 09, 2012

OK. I live in Southern AZ so I don't have to worry about rain, snow and the rest. Just replaced my Perilli P-Zeros with the same kind. Why? Nothing out there is better. Even the new Dodge Viper (I read in a review) capable of reaching over 200 mph found that the P-Zero-Nero was the ONLY TIRE that cold stand up to the heaps of power that car is capable of. For me, RFT was important too and the P-Zeros are RFT.
AZ has 'great new highways' which are 'perfect for short bursts' of 'steller acceleration' my MINI can easily do. Of course that also involves 'very quick and precise' lane changes. Credit the MINI's overall design and handling for alot of it, however if your tires aren't up to the job, it's all for nothing. My P-Zero's are more than ready to change direction and provide 'optimium stability' so I NEVER have to worry if the car will go where I point it 'no matter what the speed'! Of course driving at 'high speeds' means being able to stop with confidence and control. Naturally I have Brembo's but they're only as good as the tire. Again, the P-Zero's 'stand-out' from the group.
Wear was about what I expected. 12,000 miles. I didn't think the price to replace all four was 'exhorbatant'. It was fair, especially for a tire capable of gaining my confidence all of the time! I don't think you'll find them at any better place for less money than Tire Rack.
Yes, Bridgestone RE050's are very good as well as Conti's. Still the P-Zero's are just a little bit better!

Grand-Am Racing

Friday, June 18, 2010 by Jim Holloman
I am going to the Grand-Am races at Mid Ohio on Saturday, June 19.  There will be all kinds of different cars in this series -- BMWs, Porsches, Mazdas, MINIs and more. Continental tire is the title sponsor for Grand-Am’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge event. They are running on true race tires, but the cars are as close to a street car as you can get.
The Grand-Am Series is the most competitive road racing series in the US with two classes of cars on the track at the same time. The GT class will be made up of Corvettes, Vipers, Porsches, Mustangs and BMW M3s. The Daytona Prototype class is made up of mid-engine, 500 horsepower, purpose-built race cars. When the two car classes are on the track together the racing is very intense because of the large differences in speed and handling.

More to come next week…

Project STR Gets a Suspension Upgrade

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by Tire Rack Motorsports
The next step for project STR is a suspension upgrade to replace the Mazda shocks and springs. We’ve settled on the KW Variant 3 Coil-Over system. It offers flexibility in adjustments, with separate controls for compression and rebound settings. Ride height is adjustable, too. All together, this system should do a good job helping to control the increased grip of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tires we’ll be competing on.

KW has a reputation for winning – with plenty of victories in Europe, chosen as the O.E. supplier for the Viper ACR suspension, as well as on some of the best AMG package Mercedes on the road.

Michelin Performance Tires Featuring Pilot Sport PS2

Thursday, March 4, 2010 by Chad Hocker
Michelin TiresThe Michelin Pilot PS2 is one of those great tires that has been around for a long time.  Tire Rack Has Tested the PS2 four times since 2004.  The Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 has never ranked lower than 2nd with two 1st place finishes and two second place finishes.  Pilot Sport PS2 is used as an original equipment tire on some Audi, BMW, Dodge Viper, Ferrari, Mercedes, and Porsche  models.  The Pilot Sport is also available as ZP (Zero Pressure) for models with Run Flat Tires.  The Michelin Pilot Sport has been Tire Rack Tested, Consumer Tested and Time tested and still remains one of the premier tires with in the Max Performance Summer Tire. 

Micheline Pilot Sport PS2The PS2 features side-by-side tread rubber compounds molded into an asymmetric design with large outer shoulder blocks and continuous intermediate and center ribs to tune the outboard tread for dry traction and inboard tread for wet traction.  A distinct advantage of an asymmetric tread pattern is the ability to design the tread patter for specific forces the tire will deal with as the tire engineers know how it will be placed on the vehicle.  Another advantage over a directional tread pattern is the tire may still be rotated side to side on a staggered set up or crossed front to back on a non staggered set up. 

The right side of the is the Outboard and the left side is the Inboard on the picture to the left.

The Michelin Performance tires are a great option for the enthusiast that wants to have a tire that has consistently ranked well in consumer survey results and Tire Rack Tire Testing.  It is easy to recommend the Micheline Pilot Sport PS2 as a great Max Performance Summer tire.  Check out some of the Michelin tires reviews on the PS2.

Hoosier R6 vs A6.. Which is better for me?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 by Mac McNabb
Have you often wondered which Hoosier race tire would work the best?  You are not alone!  Many racers have experimented from the A6 to the R6, and some  brave souls have sacrificed time and money to find out what applications could work best and get you around the track fastest.

It is common knowledge that the R6 is more for track racing, while the A6 is more about autocross type of racing.  Where do the lines blur though?  From the feed back I have heard coming back, many racers who have short qualifying runs, or even lower lap races the A6 can actually cut their track times.  Is your track day sprint usually under 30 minutes?  Are you an experienced driver with a well set up car?  You may be able to get slightly faster and quicker times running the A6 in the place of the R6.  Know this though you will use that tires life quickly, and a 30 minute run may be just the limit for the A6 on a track.  If the day/track is extra hot, that may even be pushing it.  In the name of going fast....all is fair in love and war...and racing!

Hoosier A6

Check out and read some more on the Hoosier R/A6.  We also have a tech article explaining the best way to live with your Hoosier Race tires!

From your race prepared BMW, Corvette or Viper to the weekend Auto crossing event and your RX-8 or Miata this tire will shave time off your laps.  All things the same on an average autocross track you could shave 2+ seconds from an extreme performance summer tire!

It's time to take the venom out of buying Viper tires.

Friday, November 6, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
Sometimes, finding the right tire for your Viper can feel like a snake bite. Painful, to say the least. Fight back with the variety of Tire Rack shopping tools, all of which can produce a detailed list of Viper tires.

Search by vehicle or tire size. Or, use our Tire Decision Guide.

For example, if you drive a 2009 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe with an O.E. size of 275/35-18 (front) and 345/30-19, you'd see the following Viper tires in our search results:

Hoosier A6

Hoosier R6

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Michelin Pilot Sport ZP

The Hoosiers will get you high rankings on the track and you'll give high rankings to the Michelins for their outstanding street performance. But don't take our word for it. Read these test results and survey results for the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2.