The Pilot Super Sport is Michelin's Max Performance Summer tire initially introduced as Original Equipment on several of the world's most sophisticated performance vehicles, including the exclusive limited edition Ferrari 599 GTO, Ferrari's fastest road car ever. Developed for drivers who care about how tire technology enhances their vehicle's performance and safety, Pilot Super Sport tires expand the Max Performance Summer tire performance envelope by delivering durability, handling and traction while increasing tread life.
Building on the development of racing tires designed to carry Prototype and GT class cars to endurance race victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring and Road Atlanta's Petit Lemans, Pilot Super Sport tires are designed to deliver consistent performance and longevity by blending Max Performance driving characteristics with extended tread wear.
While the importance of tire treadwear in endurance racing may not be immediately apparent, Michelin tires set records during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010. One of the 2010 LMP Class leaders completed 46 consecutive laps on one set of tires with an average pace just 1% off of the pole position qualifying time. That’s almost 400 racing miles on one set of tires at an average speed of 150 mph.
Additionally the overall winner used just 11 sets of tires to cover a record 3,362 miles, averaging nearly 140 mph and almost 300 racing miles per set of tires. That represented almost a 25% wear improvement compared to just one year earlier where the overall winner needed 14 sets of tires to cover 3,235 miles. By developing longer wearing racing tires without sacrificing performance, Michelin tires allowed the teams to run record race paces while converting some of the time previously spent changing tires in the pits into productive time covering more miles on the track.
While Pilot Super Sport tires are designed to allow sports cars, sporty coupes, performance sedans and supercars to achieve their full potential in dry and wet conditions, like all summer tires they are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
The Pilot Super Sport features an asymmetric design molded of Michelin’s Bi-Compound tread rubber featuring a Le Mans-inspired dry compound outboard side-by-side with their latest generation of wet compound inboard. The low-void outboard shoulder features a track-type compound to withstand the stresses of high performance cornering while the notched center ribs and inboard shoulder feature a compound designed for superior performance at very high speeds and in wet conditions.
The tire's internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wound Twaron cord. Twaron is a polyamide cord that offers a lightweight, high-strength reinforcement above the steel belts to enhance high-speed handling, wear and durability. Michelin FAZ Technology (Filament At Zero degrees) winds the Twaron cord around the tire circumference much the same way fishing line is wound onto fishing reels to allow Michelin engineers to tune tension and strength. The Pilot Super Sport features a polyester casing to promote a comfortable ride and responsive handling.
Pilot Super Sport tires are comparatively light, with weight savings of up to 10% compared to other tires of similar dimensions. This reduces unsprung weight to improve handling.
The all new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a high performance tyre, developed with input from BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche.
Michelin have designed the Pilot Sport 4 tyre with dynamic response technology - their use of Aramid and Nylon in the makeup of the tyre helps to ensure that the tyre is continually conforming to the contours of the road, delivering the best traction available for the conditions.
The tyre's tread compounds has been derived from Michelin's extensive experience in key motorsport events - such as Formula E and World Rally Championship.
The Pilot Sport 4 has a tyre compound featuring a unique blend of elastomers and hydrophobic Silica which helps the tyre to remain flexible - delivering excellent wet grip and reliable braking performances. The tyre's wide longitudinal grooves work to disperse surface water from the road surface, reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
Goodyear EfficientGrip is Goodyear's quietest, most comfortable tyre. The leading tire company's latest innovation is engineered with advanced "Quiet Tred" technology to minimize road noise and help deliver a silky smooth ride, without compromising safety which is the hallmark of all Goodyear tires.
Designed for all car drivers who are looking to for low road noise and fuel efficient tyres, the Goodyear EfficientGrip can help make the journey more quiet and smooth without sacrifising fuel consumption.SizeServ. Desc.SizeServ. Desc.SizeServ. Desc.
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Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT (Street/Sport Truck Summer) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.88
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December 10, 2013
all around disappointing tires. Came with the car new and didn't pick them and won't again. They are loud and ride like bricks. Plus they wore out very fast, even with regular rotations and air pressure checks.You found this review helpful.You did not find this review helpful.Updating...
Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT (Street/Sport Truck Summer) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.25
2011 BMW X5 xDrive50i M Sport Package More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle
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BMW replaced the tires on my 2011 X5 at 13,000 miles because they were so noisy!! SUV sounded like a semi-truck! And the story repeats: the replacement tires started to get noisy at 10,000 miles (23,000 miles on the X5) and now at 27,000 miles the sound is horrible; but it only occurs at 25 to 55 mph. Wait a minute, that's the speed range I drive 98% of the time. The worst tire I have ever had. And, I'm 75 years old and have had lots of tires.You found this review helpful.You did not find this review helpful.Updating...
Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT (Street/Sport Truck Summer) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.12
2010 BMW X5 xDrive48i Sport Package More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle
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I have a 2010 BMW X5 M Sport that came with Dunlap SP Sport Maxx DSST RunOnFlat tires. These were gone in 20K miles. I replaced them with these Bridgestones and I have over $24K and am just now looking at replacing them with aanother set. I have read all the other reveiws and I cna tell you that these tires are much quiter than the Dunlaps and the Continentals, although the Contentails give you the all season capability, but no run flat capability. These tires have served me well in the Washington DC area, but they are not all season or winter by asny means. If you are a spirited driver you will enjoy the responsiveness and feel of these tires on the road while for a run flat they ride quite well.
The ContiSportContact 6 is a whole new design targetting the Ultra High Performace Ranged Cars. Solely designed for sports and performance cars. Black Chilli design for Supreme Grip at all directions. Micro Flexibility Compound ensures an optimum interlocking between tyre and road surface. This guarantees better acceleration and shorter braking distances at high and low temperatures – in wet or dry conditions.
The Primacy MXM4 is Michelin's Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for luxury sedan and coupe drivers looking to combine all-weather handling and traction with good noise and ride comfort. Most Primacy MXM4 tires meet Michelin's Green X standard* for low rolling resistance that confirms the tire's contribution to reducing vehicle fuel consumption and emissions of CO2 gases. The Primacy MXM4 is designed to blend a quiet, comfortable ride, responsive handling and enhanced fuel efficiency with year-round all-season traction, even in light snow.
The Primacy MXM4 features Michelin's first use of their patented sunflower oil-enriched Helio Compound technology in an all-season tire to increase traction at low temperatures for improved braking and handling in the wet, as well as better overall performance in the snow. The Helio Compound is molded into an asymmetric tread design featuring a European handling profile with rounder shoulders that are designed to provide progressive, predictable cornering. Circumferential grooves evacuate water out from under the tire's footprint to reduce hydroplaning while Michelin's 3-D Variable Thickness Sipe Technology provides additional biting edges to enhance wet and wintertime traction.
The Primacy MXM4 was developed with Michelin Comfort Control Technology using computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing methods to reduce vibration and road noise. The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by Michelin's BAZ (Banded At Zero) spiral-wrapped polyamide cord that stabilizes the tread area to enhance treadwear, handling and high-speed capability. The Primacy MXM4 features a polyester cord body to provide a smooth ride.