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Michelin Pilot Super Sport
 
Approximate retail price:
$203
Summary: Summer tires set high standards for dry and wet grip, but are not designed for cold, wintry weather. They are suitable for many coupes, sedans, and sports cars. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport a 30,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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About - Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance summer tire models like the Pilot Super Sport are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Dry handling:
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand

A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.

Features & Specs - Michelin Pilot Super Sport
info Speed rating Y
info Treadwear warranty 30,000
info UTQG treadwear 300
info UTQG traction AA
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Michelin Pilot Super Sport
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2.0
Wouldn't recommend (WEAR) for SoFla
4/22/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
Tread life on label 30K miles, had to replace BALD front tires (FWD) after 11K miles (warranty covered 1/2), tires were rotated at least once. Tech stated these tires don't wear well in South Florida due to the composition of pavement here (crushed coral used as filler). Great grip of the road even in torrential downpours.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Use PSS on 2012 BMW 335i convertible
4/2/2014
Pros
Excellent Griptraction
Cons
Premature Wear On Edges
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Very good tire. Premature wearing on outside edges of tire and alignment has been accurate. Would have liked to see better mileage out of tire. Will buy again. Replaced original Pirelli PZero's that were OEM tire.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Exceptional performance tire
3/20/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
At around 13,000 miles on my 2009 Audi R8, I needed to replace the OEM P Zeros. Based on suggestions in an R8 forum, I chose the Pilot Super Sport. From day one, there is no comparison. The Pilot Super Sport is a markedly better tire on the R8 than the P Zero. Traction is noticeably improved, especially at the limits on hairpin freeway onramps. And the tires ride better and produce less noise (though, to be honest, it is difficult to hear tire noise over the symphony of the V8 behind me). To anyone looking for new high performance summer tires, the Pilot Super Sport will amaze and delight you.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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