The new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S is an ultra-high performance tyre which replaces the Pilot Super Sport, which is widely recognized as the industry-leading ultra-high-performance tyre for original equipment and replacement applications.
Designed for sports cars and high performance sedans, the 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 tyres, here have advanced together.
Important tests like dry braking, wet braking, extreme lap running and longevity have been effective to bring up the best of the Pilot Sport 4S shod.
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S is also among the first tyres in this category to score an A rating on the European labelling scale (19 inch) in braking distance on wet surfaces. This label is intended to inform tire buyers of the performance of the tires they are planning to buy and also gives them information on the energy efficiency of the tire and its road noise level. The Pilot Sport 4 S also passes a new milestone in terms of rolling resistance as two-thirds of the range are graded C.
Like all of Michelin’s latest high-end tires the Pilot Sport 4 S uses ‘Michelin Premium Touch Design’ to enhance the appearance of the sidewall design.
The Pilot Sport 4 S, which is set to be one of the most successful sports tyres ever designed by Michelin for the general public, uses construction methods and materials directly developed in competitions such as the (WEC) World Endurance Championship and its flagship event the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E and the WRC (World Rally Championship).
Designed to equip the most distinguished sports cars
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S has been developed to satisfy the owners of cars from manufacturers including BMW M, Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche. Michelin is working hand in hand with the world’s leading car manufacturers to provide the most suitable tires to complement the performance of their most exclusive models and as a result, more than 60 original equipment homologation projects are currently under development.