Introducing the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 has been a top performer in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category for wet and dry traction and handling. However, it fell a bit short on the winter side of the all-season equation. With Continental's new ExtremeContact DWS06 now competing with the Pilot Sport A/S 3 in wet and dry, Michelin needed to re-tune their offering to be able to keep up with the excellent winter traction of the DWS06 without giving up wet or dry handling. Michelin knew that their design for the Pilot Sport A/S 3 was a winner, so they kept the tread design the same and used a new Helio+ tread compound to increase the winter traction. And with that, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ was born.

Michelin boasts a 28% improvement in snow traction compared to the previous model, and to prove it, they invited our tire testing team to compare the new model against two leading competitors. They arranged acceleration, braking and handling exercises on a snow-packed course built on a flat concrete pad at a small airport in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Objectively, in the snow, the Michelin had very similar traction to the Continental in acceleration and braking, but fell slightly behind in the subjectively evaluated handling course on snow.

For the rest of the year though, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ is still a leader in its category. The wet and dry traction and handling in this tire make it an excellent tire for drivers who like to have fun and not make compromises.

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