The Pilot Super Sport is Michelin's Max Performance tyre initially introduced as Original Equipment on several of the world's most sophisticated performance vehicles, including the exclusive, limited-edition Ferrari 599 GTO - Ferrari's fastest road car ever. Developed for drivers who care about how tyre technology enhances their vehicle's performance and safety, Pilot Super Sport pushes the performance envelope by delivering durability, handling and traction while increasing tread life.
Building on the development of racing tires designed to carry Prototype and GT class cars to endurance race victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring and Road Atlanta's Petit Lemans, Pilot Super Sport tires are designed to deliver consistent performance and longevity by blending Max Performance driving characteristics with extended tread wear.
The Pilot Super Sport features an asymmetric design molded of Michelin's Bi-Compound tread rubber featuring a Le Mans-inspired dry compound outboard side-by-side with their latest generation of wet compound inboard. The low-void outboard shoulder features a track-type compound to withstand the stresses of high performance cornering while the notched center ribs and inboard shoulder feature a compound designed for superior performance at very high speeds and in wet conditions.
Pilot Super Sport tires are comparatively light, with weight savings of up to 10% compared to other tires of similar dimensions. This reduces unsprung weight to improve handling.
- The Reference Tyre for Porsche - MICHELIN Pilot Sport fits the majority of new Porsche vehicles.
- The Fastest Tyre On the Market - On a closed circuit, the Bugatti Veyron fitted with MICHELIN Pilot Sport broke the world record for speed at greater than 400km/h.
- Inspired By Our Experience in Motorsports - MICHELIN Pilot Sport's structure and tread pattern come directly from MICHELIN Motorsports Technology.