DUBAI, UAE, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The new MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is an ultra-high performance tire which replaces the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport, which is widely recognized as the industry-leading ultra-high-performance tire for original equipment and replacement applications. It offers the best of the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport further enhanced by MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tire learnings.
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Designed for sports cars and high performance saloons, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S offers unparalleled driving pleasure thanks to its exceptional steering precision and directional stability. It provides maximum performance and safety on all surfaces due to its optimized tread footprint which grips the road in all situations, even the most extreme.
MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S also displays excellent braking performance on both dry and wet surfaces, thanks to the use of Bi-Compound Technology. The outer part of the tread uses a new hybrid compound that promotes grip on dry ground while the inner side uses a new compound with silica and so-called functional elastomers which allow the tire to offer consistent grip on wet surfaces. This high performance on dry and wet surfaces, often conflicting characteristics in the world of super sports tires, here have advanced together. They fully express the Michelin Total Performance philosophy, which is to advance simultaneously several criteria on the same tire, whatever the technology challenge.
Leading independent testing
The MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is the result of a unique know-how developed by engineers passionate about their work and redefines the standards of the category. Adapted for driving at the highest levels on road and on track, it has already positioned itself as the number one in its class. In tests conducted by the independent organization TÜV SÜD in Germany, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S surpassed its five major competitors in key performance areas.
The passion, on road and track
Michelin is involved in several motor sport disciplines worldwide and uses this competitive environment as a laboratory for development of future tire technologies, which are then used in the development of its production tires. Data collected during racing, mostly from 'confidential' tire technologies or rubber compound recipes, enable Michelin's engineers to validate their findings.
The MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S, which is set to be one of the most successful sports tires ever designed by Michelin for the general public, uses construction methods and materials directly developed in competitions such as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and its flagship event the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E and the World Rally Championship.
The new MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S will be available starting from April 2017 in the Middle East and Africa.
SOURCE Michelin AIM