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).
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.
|AC SCHNITZER||BMW S6 Cabriolet|
|ALPINA||B5 Bi Turbo|
|GIACUZZO||Renault Megane Sport|
|MANTHEY||Porsche 24 Nurburgring|
|MTM||AUDI R8 GT MTM|
|MTM||AUDI TTRS MTM|
|MTM||AUDI R8 Spyker MTM|
|PORSCHE||911 Carrera 4S|
|PORSCHE||997 Carrera 2S|