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Michelin develops new Pilot Sport Cup N3 for Porsche

Michelin has developed new specific tyre for the Porsche 911 GT3 cup (992), the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup N3.

The new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup N3 combines superior grip and consistency with longer life, and is the fruit of a joint development process that saw Michelin and Porsche test at five different circuits to cover a wide variety of track configurations.

Both companies have worked together on the development of tyres for the German brand’s production models and race cars as close technical partners for more than 20 years.

The new Michelin slick was put through its paces over a distance of some 10,000 km across a broad spectrum of temperatures and weather conditions.

The front Michelin Pilot Sport Cup N3 features a new size (30/65-18) and provides 10 per cent additional lateral grip compared with its predecessor (the N2), while the rear tyre (31/71-18, same size as that used in endurance racing and for the Le Mans 24 Hours) is 0.9kg lighter, according to the French tyre maker.

These improvements are notably the result of work on the contact patch, the size of which has been increased thanks to a reinforced architecture and the use of new, more resilient materials.

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup N3’s sidewalls feature Michelin Motorsport’s new branding. It will be available from February 2021.