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High-performance Pilot Sport 4 from Michelin

The award-winning Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is the ideal tyre for drivers of powerful saloons and sports cars – with the perfect balance between pleasure and performance.

The Pilot Sport 4 is an excellent example of Michelin’s no compromise ethos that leads to continual improvement across every performance criteria.

It also highlights Michelin’s track to street philosophy, using motorsport as a laboratory and transferring competition innovations to road cars for the benefit of drivers across the world.

The ultra-responsive tread on the Pilot Sport 4, for example, comes from Michelin’s involvement in Formula E – the world’s first electric single-seater series. The tread constantly adapts to the road, thanks to mastery of the dynamic interactions between the architecture, tread pattern and materials, resulting in optimal management of the contact patch.

Dynamic Response technology consists of a belt with hybrid aramid and nylon reinforcement that ensures optimal directional control. The high density, tension-resistant and lightweight fibre controls centrifugal force at high speeds, meaning the contact patch remains consistent.

Meanwhile a new homogeneous compound mix features functional elastomers to improve the distribution of fine silica in the tyre, enhancing wet braking, and water evacuation is maximised with deep, wide longitudinal grooves. The new mixture also improves the tyre’s longevity and fuel efficiency.

The Pilot Sport 4 is part of Michelin’s comprehensive range for high performance cars – from saloons to some of the most powerful cars on the planet. The range includes the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and the track-focused but road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.