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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R

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Handling Dry Performance Wet Performance
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CONTROL DRIVING PRECISION SPORT PERFORMANCE TRACTION GRIP
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  • Year Released: 2018 New
  • Regions for sale: USA+, Canada, Central & South America, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, Oceania
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Reasons to buy vote if agree

– A couple of consumers commended the tire's braking and cornering capabilities.
– The purchaser admired the tire’s response on dry surfaces.

Reasons not to buy

– A disappointed driver complained that the tires had almost no wet traction.

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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R



Manufacturer's description

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R is a bespoke high performance tyre developed in conjunction with the most prestigious car manufacturers, such as Porsche and Ferrari, to meet the needs of experienced drivers in ultra-high performance cars who are looking for the ultimate performance during track days. Homologated for use on the road, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R maximizes the grip on dry circuits and delivers very high grip levels, making it possible for the drivers to attack corners at very high speeds. Tests carried out on a circuit by Michelin with different vehicle manufacturers show an average increase of 0.5 sec/km using this new tyre. In the last two years the Porsche GT2 RS and GT3 RS have set 3 new record drives on the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, and all three cars were fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R tyres.


Notable Features

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R (Racing), designed specifically for powerful sports cars, is an Ultra-High Performance summer tire, meant to ensure excellent handling response and maneuverability. A new model of the fall 2018. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R The semi-slick model Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R is a continuation of the racing line Pilot Sport Cup 2, which is certified to be used both on racetracks and on public roads. Its obvious advantages include technologies borrowed from the Michelin sports tires designed for circuit car racing, which is yet again emphasized by an R in the tire’s name.

For example, in the production of this asymmetric UHP model the company utilized the Bi-Compound technology, which consists in the inner and the outer areas of the tread being focused on performing different tasks. The stiffer inner part increases the crispness of steering response provided by the Pilot Sport Cup 2R, while the outer section of the tread, rich in elastomers with a high molecular weight, boosts grip during the cornering. Bi-Compound Technology The optimized tread design of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R with a reduced width of circumferential grooves is primarily meant to be used on dry pavement. Together with an increased amount of rubber compound in the outer section, this type of design allowed the engineers to enlarge the contact patch by 10%, at the same time boosting the tread stiffness, which accounts for excellent steering feedback of this racing tire model and its superior dry performance.

The breaker-strip ply of the tire, which contains high-strength aramid fibers, is characterized by increased tensile strength, due to which the tire’s contact patch remains constant, and the centrifugal force, even at high travel speeds, stays under constant control.

The French tire maker’s proprietary technology called Track Variable Contact Patch 3.0, just as the name suggests, optimizes the contact patch of the tire, ensuring that more rubber compound particles get in contact with the road surface. This, in turn, increases the grip of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R during emergency maneuvers and when cornering. Michelin Velvet Technology And, of course, this model was made with the use of the signature Michelin Velvet Technology, which makes the sidewalls of the UHP racing tire look contrastive and velvety.


Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R Latest Reviews

9 May, 2021 16:02 by Nancy Miller
3
More than 6 months
City / Highway
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling

What is bad?
Wet Performance

Comments
These tires are tremendous on the dry surfaces and I'm really pleased with them from this point of view. But they become dangerous in the wet. When it's actually raining, these tires are much worse than the high performance summer street tires. Handling is quite good.
6 July, 2020 15:20 by Brian
4
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Comments
These tires are truly exceptional but for the first 3-4 days. After that, they return to a good track tire, similar to the regular Cup2. I was pleased with them. I couldn't see the difference. So that I wouldn't buy them again. They are great while they last.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin / Pilot Sport Cup 2 R
Car Type
Season
Summer
Rim Diameter
19 / 20 / 21 "
Width
235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 305 / 315 / 325 / 335 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
(Y) (max > 186 mph) ... Y (max 186 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Michelin / Pilot Sport Cup 2 R Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Load range Measured rim width Approved rim width Tire weight Static loaded radius Max load single Overall diameter Sidewall styling Section width Price
R19 235/35 R19 (91Y) XL 235/35 R19 (91Y) XL
R19 285/35 R19 (103Y) XL 285/35 R19 (103Y) XL
From 662.4
R19 305/30 R19 (102Y) XL 305/30 R19 (102Y) XL
From 720.9
R20 245/30 R20 (90Y) XL 245/30 R20 (90Y) XL
R20 245/35 R20 (95Y) XL 245/35 R20 (95Y) XL
From 365.9
R20 245/35 R20 245/35 R20
R20 255/35 R20 (97Y) XL 255/35 R20 (97Y) XL
From 534.6
R20 265/35 R20 (99Y) XL 265/35 R20 (99Y) XL
R20 265/35 R20 99Y XL 265/35 R20 99Y XL
R20 265/35 R20 265/35 R20
R20 275/35 R20 (102Y) XL 275/35 R20 (102Y) XL
From 735.1
R20 285/30 R20 (99Y) XL 285/30 R20 (99Y) XL
From 618.2
R20 295/30 R20 (101Y) XL 295/30 R20 (101Y) XL
R20 305/30 R20 (103Y) XL 305/30 R20 (103Y) XL
From 573.4
R20 305/30 R20 103Y XL 305/30 R20 103Y XL
R20 305/30 R20 305/30 R20
R20 305/35 R20 (107Y) XL 305/35 R20 (107Y) XL
R20 305/35 R20 107Y XL 305/35 R20 107Y XL
R20 315/30 R20 (104Y) XL 315/30 R20 (104Y) XL
From 712.0
R20 315/35 R20 (110Y) XL 315/35 R20 (110Y) XL
From 642.9
R20 335/30 R20 (108Y) XL 335/30 R20 (108Y) XL
From 763.1
R21 315/30 R21 (105Y) XL 315/30 R21 (105Y) XL
From 980.2
R21 325/30 R21 (108Y) XL 325/30 R21 (108Y) XL
From 807.9
R21 325/30 R21 108Y XL 325/30 R21 108Y XL
R21 325/30 R21 325/30 R21

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9 May, 2021 16:02 by Nancy Miller
3
More than 6 months
City / Highway
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling

What is bad?
Wet Performance

Comments
These tires are tremendous on the dry surfaces and I'm really pleased with them from this point of view. But they become dangerous in the wet. When it's actually raining, these tires are much worse than the high performance summer street tires. Handling is quite good.
6 July, 2020 15:20 by Brian
4
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Comments
These tires are truly exceptional but for the first 3-4 days. After that, they return to a good track tire, similar to the regular Cup2. I was pleased with them. I couldn't see the difference. So that I wouldn't buy them again. They are great while they last.

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