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Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2

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  • Year Released: 2008
  • Regions for sale: USA+, Canada, Europe, Russia+, East Asia, Middle East, South Africa
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Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2


Introduced in 2008, the Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 is a high-performance summer tire tailored for sports cars, recognized for its superior handling and speed capabilities. Engineered to accommodate high-speed indices ranging from V to W, the Pilot Exalto PE2 supports dynamic driving demands, ensuring both safety and performance.

Features & Benefits

  • High-Speed Performance: Optimized for speeds up to 270 km/h, providing stable handling and enhanced control under high-speed conditions.
  • Asymmetrical Tread Pattern: Offers improved traction and grip in diverse driving conditions, from cornering to straight-line stability.
  • Variable Contact Patch (VCP) Technology: Adjusts the tire’s contact patch during different driving maneuvers, distributing load evenly and increasing efficiency.
  • Innovative ALM Rubber Compound: Enhances wear resistance, ensuring that performance characteristics remain consistent over time.
  • Enhanced Drainage System: Features three longitudinal grooves that effectively channel water away, significantly reducing the risk of aquaplaning.

Year Released

The Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 was launched in 2008 as a successor to the Michelin Pilot Exalto, setting new benchmarks in the ultra-high performance tire segment.

Regions Availability

This tire is available in several key global markets including the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, East Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa, making it a versatile option for sports car owners worldwide.

Vehicle Compatibility / Popular Vehicle Fitments

Primarily fitted on high-end sports cars, including:

  • Porsche models
  • BMW 1 Series II (F20/F21)
  • BMW 2 Series (F22/F23)
  • BMW M Series (M2, M3, M5, M6)
  • Various models from Ferrari, including the 458 Italia and California
  • Luxury vehicles such as the Cadillac ATS and CTS
  • High-performance variants of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class

Note: Always consult with a tire specialist or the vehicle's manufacturer to ensure correct tire fitment.

Final Thoughts

The Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 is a prime choice for drivers seeking a tire that combines high-speed capability with reliable handling and advanced safety features. Its technological advancements and robust construction make it suitable for sports cars that require precise performance both on the road and on the track.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin / Pilot Exalto PE2
Car Type
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 "
185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 245 mm
Aspect Ratio
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... ZR (max > 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Michelin / Pilot Exalto PE2 Sizes & Specifications

Note! Many sizes of this line have been discontinued.

Rim Model Size Index Features Max inflation pressure Section width Revs per mile Max load at cold inflation pressure Sidewall styling Load range Tread depth Utqg Overall diameter Approved rim width Tire weight Measured rim width Price
R14 185/60 R14 82V 185/60 R14 82V
R15 185/55 R15 82V 185/55 R15 82V
R15 195/50 R15 82V 195/50 R15 82V
R15 195/55 R15 85V 195/55 R15 85V
R15 205/50 R15 86V 205/50 R15 86V
R16 205/55 R16 91Y 205/55 R16 91Y 51.0 8.4 836.0 1356.0 BW 10.0 240/A/A 24.9 5.5 - 7.5 20.75 6.5
R16 205/55 R16 91ZR 205/55 R16 91ZR
R16 225/50 R16 92Y 225/50 R16 92Y 51.0 9.2 836.0 1389.0 BW 10.0 240/A/A 24.9 6 - 8 22.46 7.0

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