Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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Vehicle: 2007 Porsche Cayman S
Miles Driven on Tires: 500
Location: West Chester, OH
Driving Condition: Track/Autocross
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Follow-Up Review: 3,000 miles on tires
January 06, 2014
Meant to update this sooner. My first review was done after after one 3-day track event, and they had lackluster performance compared to the RE-11's. At subsequent events, the PSS's did perform better on the track (i.e., grippier). However, still not as good as the RE-11's -- Just one man's opinion.
Initial Review: 500 miles on tires
October 20, 2012

I use these tires to drive to/from the track and on the track while I am there. I had been very pleased with the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11's that I previously had, and had heard that the Pilot Super Sports (PSS) were supposed to be even better, so I purchased a set when my RE-11's wore out. While the PSS's are a decent track tire, they do not have near the hold and stickiness that the RE-11's have. I was not able to hold the same line in the corners with the PSS's and the stopping distance in the back straight at Mid-Ohio was an extra 100-150 feet using the same brake pads (Pagid Yellows on front and Orange on rear). Overall, I was disappointed with the tires for track use. For street use, they are a very good, reasonably priced choice. If I am only looking for a street tire, I would strongly consider purchasing these again. For track use, I would definitely not.

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