Get involved: Michelin Pilot Performance Test

Get involved: Michelin Pilot Performance Test

During the next few days I will be evaluating Michelin’s high-performance Pilot tyre range fitted to a variety of cars, with the aim of understanding the incremental gain from each performance level and the differences in their behavior. The tyres under test will be the Pilot Sport 2, Pilot Super Sport, Pilot Sport Cup+ and Pilot slicks.

This is the first time Michelin has put together such an evaluation – they usually set up comparisons between one model of tyre and its main competitors – whereas this time I’ll get the chance to perform more a Cinderella-test (which set of boots suit a particular car).

Michelin super sport I1 Get involved: Michelin Pilot Performance Test
From L-R: Pilot Sport (PS2), Pilot Super Sport, Pilot Sport Cup+

Knowing how valuable such insight is likely to be, I’d love to invite a bus-load of readers along, but we’re performing the evaluation at the Estoril circuit in Portugal and tickets are all booked. Sorry..

The next best thing I can offer is to try to answer any questions whilst at the circuit, so if you own one of the cars listed below, or would just like help deciding if the Super Sport is likely to suit your needs more than the PS2, then send your questions to me on Twitter at @DriversRepublic.

I can’t promise to answer all your questions during the test, but I’ll certainly take your views into consideration and hopefully come back with an encyclopedia of facts and perspectives to share. I also cannot guarantee which tyres will be fitted to a specific car, but you’d be fairly safe to assume that the BMW M3s and 911s will offer the most choice across the range.

So that’s it, wish me luck and send those tweets in with your questions.

The Cars

Make Model
AC SCHNITZER BMW S6 Cabriolet
ALPINA B5 Bi Turbo
ASTON MARTIN GT3
AUDI R8 GT3
AUDI R8 V8
AUDI TTRS
AUDI R8 V10
AUDI A5 coupé
AUDI A1
BMW M3
FERRARI 458 Italia
FERRARI 458 GT2
FERRARI 599 XX
GEIGER Corvette ZR1
GIACUZZO Renault Megane Sport
GIACUZZO Nissan GTR
GUMPERT Apollo
HENESSEY Venum GT
KOENIGSEGG AGERA R
KTM X-Bow
MANTHEY Porsche GT3
MANTHEY Porsche 24 Nurburgring
MKB MERCEDES SLS
MTM AUDI R8 GT MTM
MTM AUDI TTRS MTM
MTM AUDI R8 Spyker MTM
PORSCHE Panamera
PORSCHE Cayman
PORSCHE Boxster
PORSCHE Cayenne
PORSCHE 911 Carrera 4S
PORSCHE 997 Cup
PORSCHE 997 Cup
PORSCHE GT3 RS
PORSCHE 997 Carrera 2S
RUF CTR3
WIESMANN MF5

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