Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption.
A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G.
The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance.
To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is specially engineered for super sport cars and ultra high performance tuning. Born from endurance racing for the most exhilarating drive.
- Safety even in the most demanding conditions
- The best dry handling
- Developed with Porsche, BMW M and Ferrari
Features and Benefits
The Twaron® Belt@
- The Twaron® belt ensures greater stability when driving at high speeds.
- Its variable tension grips the centre of the tread more tightly than the shoulders, therefore the force is evenly distributed for a smoother ride performance and even tread wear.
Dual Compound Technology
- Two different rubber compounds are used between the outer and inner sides of the tread.
- Outter side: Carbon black-reinforced elastomer derived directly from the Le Mans 24 Hour Race provides extreme endurance.
- Inner side: latest generation of elastomers with exceptional wet grip to mould themselves to the smallest irregularities in the road surface and standing water.
Variable Contact Patch 2.0
- Whether you're accelerating in a straight line or cornering at high speed, you still get optimum grip. The variable contact patch 2.0 eables the forces to be distributed evenly over the contact patch.