Michelin have announced that in January 2017 they are set to launch their latest super sports tyre – the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, designed specifically for sports cars, high performance saloons and hyper cars.
At launch the tyre will, initially, be released in 19, 20 and 21 inch sizes – with further sizes expected later in the year.
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
For the Pilot Sport 4S, Michelin have taken the best of the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tyre, coupled together with what they have learned from the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyre, to develop a thoroughbred sports tyre.
Michelin have worked hard to ensure the new tyre offers drivers and car manufacturers a fantastic blend of performance, safety and longevity.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Features
Created to provide a super sport performance, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S has received top marks in indepdent tyre tests to evaluating a range of desired sports car driving characteristics. Notably scoring high on the following:
- 1st on DRY braking(1)
- 1st on DRY laptime(1)
- 1st in longevity(2)
Michelin have created the Pilot Sport 4S with an ultra-reactive tread pattern design, which adapts continuously to the road – delivering an optimised footprint on the surface.
The Pilot Sport 4S also features ‘Dynamic Response’ technology – made from a hybrid belt of aramid and nylon to provide motorists with optimum handling performance.
Exceptional dry grip and improved wet braking have been acheieved thanks to the use of Bi-Compound technology – which features a novel hybrid elastomer for dry grip and a new mix of compound with specific “functional elastomers” and silica for wet grip and braking.
To add further style to the substance, the Pilot Sport 4S is precision manufactured to feature;
- a premium touch, velvet sidewall finish
- deep rim protector to help protect your alloy wheels
(1) External tests realised by TÜV SÜD in June and July 2016 in 255/35-19 96Y XL with BRIDGESTONE Potenza S001, CONTINENTAL SportContact 6, DUNLOP Sport Maxx RT 2, GOODYEAR Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, and PIRELLI PZero Nero GT bought on European replacement market in 2016 by TÜV SÜD.
(2) External tests realised by DEKRA Test Center in June and July 2016 in 255/35-19 96Y XL with BRIDGESTONE Potenza S001, CONTINENTAL SportContact 6, DUNLOP Sport Maxx RT 2, GOODYEAR Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, and PIRELLI PZero Nero GT bought on European replacement market in 2016 by TÜV SÜD.
Information correct at the date of publication.