The Latitude Sport is Michelin's Street/Sport Truck Summer tire initially developed for Original Equipment (O.E.) use on some of the world's most prestigious high performance crossover and sport utility vehicles (Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg). Latitude Sport tires share the asymmetric tread pattern and dual tread compounds of Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Max Performance Summer tires for passenger cars. It features a hybrid silica/carbon black compound that begins at the tire's outboard shoulder and continues across the tread to enhance dry traction where a high-silica compound continues to the tire's inboard shoulder to enhance wet traction.
Large outboard shoulder blocks along with continuous intermediate and center ribs enhance steering response and cornering stability while wide circumferential grooves and lateral notches help channel water to enhance wet road traction. The tires' internal structure includes two high-tensile, steel cord belts that are further reinforced by size-optimized, precisely placed individual aramid/nylon hybrid filaments that resist tire distortion to provide high-speed durability and enhanced ride quality.
- The Latitude® Sport tyre is chosen by some of the world’s most demanding vehicle manufacturers for its performance on SUVs and crossovers, including Porsche and Audi
- MICHELIN® Latitude® Sport tyres use the same tread pattern and tread compounds found in our most extreme performance sport car tyre — the Pilot® Sport PS2™ tyre
- MICHELIN uses FAZ Technology™ to precisely place reinforcing filaments under the tread for a stable feel and crisp, confident handling at high speeds