The Michelin Pilot Super Sport has been designed for mass-produced sports cars and vehicles tuned for ultra-high performance. Thanks to its innovative design, the model guarantees safety in even the most demanding conditions. The engineers behind the tyre have significantly improved performance compared with the previous model - for example, braking distances have been reduced by 3 metres. All of these parameters have been improved thanks to the experience acquired by Michelin experts in the 24-hour Le Mans race, which has been won by cars using Michelin tyres continuously for the past 15 years.
The tyre is noted for its excellent steerability on dry surfaces thanks to its asymmetric tread pattern, which adapts perfectly to the road conditions. All of this ensures a safe and reliable driving experience on any surface. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport uses a range of innovative technologies. Its TWARON belt ensures increased tyre stability at very high speeds. Thanks to its variable tension, the belt tightens the top of the tread more than the tyre shoulder, effectively controlling the centrifugal force. Thanks to this pressure is distributed even more evenly on the ground. The driver can therefore enjoy the tyre's full performance specifications for its entire lifetime, without worrying about a reduction in grip or safety concerns. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport also uses the BI-COMPOUND - an innovative combination of two different rubber compounds on the inside and outside of the tread. This ensures excellent driving stability and helps maintain the tyre's full range of performance features throughout its lifetime.
Michelin is one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world. The company specialises in the production of premium tyres, noted for their optimal performance, superb manufacturing quality and reliability. The fact that the French company's tyres have been popular with drivers and car manufacturers alike for many years is testament to their high quality, with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport fitted as an original part in the Ford Focus RS.