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Michelin helps Mercedes-Benz set new Nürburgring record

Michelin is the exclusive tyre supplier for the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the most powerful production car ever made by the German manufacturer.

Powered by a 730-horsepower V8 engine, it has now established a new lap record for a series production car around the Nürburgring’s 20km Nordschleife loop, with a time of 6m48.047s.

The new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series features an avant-garde electronic management system as well as racing aerodynamics, presenting Michelin with an exceptional challenge resulting in two versions of tyres.

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R – MO1A is available as original equipment and is dedicated to both road and track usage (soft compound), whereas the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R – MO2 is focused on racetrack use (hard compound) and available as a retrofitting option through the AMG Performance Centers.

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R – MO2 is approved for road use in Europe. Both tyres are available in sizes 285/35 ZR 20 (front) and 335/30 ZR 20 (rear).