Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda S2000
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,500
Location: Tampa, FL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Follow-Up Review: 4,500 miles on tires
February 03, 2012
Update after a few more months of use. These tires continue to be very quiet and smooth-riding for a performance tire. The wet traction/resistance to hydroplaning is excellent, which doesn't seem possible, given the tread design. However, I stand by my original comments regarding the amount grip they offer on dry pavement. They don't feel particularly sticky, and the sidewalls are soft. Two things that can kill your confidence, mid-corner.<br><br>The PSS tires offer a great compromise between performance and a compliant ride. If that's what you're looking for, then this may be your next tire. Otherwise, consider looking at some of the other competing tires out there before proceeding with your purchase.
Initial Review: 2,500 miles on tires
November 24, 2011

Replaced the stock Bridgestone RE-050 tires on my S2000 with Pilot Super Sport tires. I was lured in by all the positive reviews, the low-ish price, low weight, and a recommendation from a friend that has the same tires. I have to admit that I've been pretty disappointed so far. The Michelins excel (in a big way) at providing a soft, quiet ride on cars using performance street summer tires. But they fall well short of the direct competition in dry traction while cornering. The sidewalls fold over quite easily, and the tire compound just isn't up to anything but leisurely strolls around a wide radius corner.

I think that this would be a great tire for a sport sedan (like a BMW 5 Series, or similar) where you would be replacing a set of all-season rubber. If you're more interested in cornering stability and traction than a soft, quiet ride, though, you'd be better served shopping a different tire.

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