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Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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Dry Performance Handling Wet Performance Comfort Treadwear
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Popularity of the model 37:
  • Year of manufacture.
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Value, average: 27

Key Facts

  • Year Released: 2011
  • Regions for sale : Eastern Asia, Northern America, Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Oceania

Summary

We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Michelin Pilot Super Sport. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– Many motorists said that those tires provided responsive handling in both wet and dry conditions.
– The driver says the tire has great wet traction and hydroplaning resistance.
– A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride provided by this tire.
– A happy driver said the tire wear was amazing.
– The owner mentioned the tires provided great drifting control on the road.

Reasons not to buy

– A lot of drivers state their biggest complaint is the noise. These tires are really noisy.
– One driver complained about hydroplaning resistance in rain.

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Description

Born from endurance racing, Michelin Pilot Super Sport gives you the exhilaration of driving the best performing street tire in the world.

  • Up to 12% better handling than leading competitors (Optimized through technology of Variable Contact Patch 2.0 and Twaron® belt package for long even wear).
  • Up to 2x longer lasting than leading competitors (Inspired by the same engineering that has powered 13 consecutive victories at 24 Hours of Le Mans).
  • Better braking than leading competitors (Bi-compound delivers excellent dry braking using LeMans-inspired compound on the outer shoulder and the latest generation of wet-oriented elastomers on the inner portion of the tread).

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Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Summer
Rim Diameter
17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 "
Width
205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 305 / 315 / 325 / 335 / 345 mm
Aspect Ratio
25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
Y (max 186 mph) ... ZR (max > 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Sidewall styling Overall diameter Section width Approved rim width Max inflation pressure Utqg Tire weight Revs per mile Load range Measured rim width Tread depth Max load at cold inflation pressure
R17 205/45 R17 88Y XL 205/45 R17 88Y XL BW 24.3 8.1 6.5 - 7.5 50.0 300/AA/A 19.64 858.0 XL 7.0 10.0 1235.0
R18 225/35 R18 87Y XL 225/35 R18 87Y XL BW 24.2 9.1 7.5 - 9 50.0 300/AA/A 20.0 859.0 XL 8.0 10.0 1201.0
R18 225/40 R18 88Y 225/40 R18 88Y BW 25.1 9.1 7.5 - 9 51.0 300/AA/A 20.37 829.0 8.0 9.0 1235.0
R18 225/40 R18 92Y XL 225/40 R18 92Y XL BW 25.1 9.1 7.5 - 9 50.0 300/AA/A 20.37 829.0 XL 8.0 9.0 1389.0
R18 225/45 R18 95Y XL 225/45 R18 95Y XL BW 25.9 8.9 7 - 8.5 50.0 300/AA/A 22.16 802.0 XL 7.5 9.0 1521.0
R18 245/35 R18 92Y XL 245/35 R18 92Y XL BW 24.5 9.7 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 22.29 840.0 XL 8.5 9.0 1389.0
R18 245/40 R18 93Y 245/40 R18 93Y BW 25.7 9.8 8 - 9.5 51.0 300/AA/A 27.73 809.0 8.5 9.0 1433.0
R18 245/40 R18 97Y XL 245/40 R18 97Y XL BW 25.7 9.8 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 23.79 809.0 XL 8.5 10.0 1609.0
R18 255/35 R18 94Y XL 255/35 R18 94Y XL BW 25.0 10.2 8.5 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 24.38 832.0 XL 9.0 8.5 1477.0
R18 255/40 R18 95Y 255/40 R18 95Y BW 26.0 10.2 8.5 - 10 51.0 300/AA/A 23.63 799.0 9.0 10.0 1521.0
R18 255/40 R18 99Y XL 255/40 R18 99Y XL BW 26.0 10.2 8.5 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 23.68 799.0 XL 9.0 9.5 1709.0
R18 265/40 R18 101Y XL 265/40 R18 101Y XL BW 26.3 10.7 9 - 10.5 50.0 300/AA/A 27.09 790.0 XL 9.5 10.0 1819.0
R18 275/35 R18 99Y XL 275/35 R18 99Y XL BW 25.6 10.9 9 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 26.81 814.0 XL 9.5 8.5 1709.0
R18 275/40 R18 99Y 275/40 R18 99Y BW 26.7 10.9 9 - 11 51.0 300/AA/A 26.65 780.0 9.5 10.0 1709.0
R18 285/35 R18 101Y XL 285/35 R18 101Y XL BW 25.9 11.4 9.5 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 28.11 804.0 XL 10.0 9.5 1819.0
R18 295/35 R18 103Y XL 295/35 R18 103Y XL BW 26.1 11.8 10 - 11.5 50.0 300/AA/A 29.43 797.0 XL 10.5 10.0 1929.0
R19 225/35 R19 88Y XL 225/35 R19 88Y XL BW 25.2 9.1 7.5 - 9 50.0 300/AA/A 20.94 824.0 XL 8.0 9.5 1235.0
R19 235/30 R19 86Y XL 235/30 R19 86Y XL BW 24.6 9.5 8.5 - 8.5 50.0 300/AA/A 20.72 845.0 XL 8.5 10.0 1168.0
R19 235/35 R19 91Y XL 235/35 R19 91Y XL BW 25.5 9.5 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 22.51 817.0 XL 8.5 10.0 1356.0
R19 245/35 R19 89Y 245/35 R19 89Y BW 25.8 9.8 8 - 9.5 51.0 300/AA/A 27.43 807.0 8.5 8.5 1279.0
R19 245/35 R19 93Y XL 245/35 R19 93Y XL BW 25.8 9.8 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 23.48 807.0 XL 8.5 10.0 1433.0
R19 245/40 R19 98Y XL 245/40 R19 98Y XL BW 26.7 9.8 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 25.02 778.0 XL 8.5 10.0 1653.0
R19 255/30 R19 91Y XL 255/30 R19 91Y XL BW 25.1 10.2 8.5 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 24.56 829.0 XL 9.0 9.5 1356.0
R19 255/35 R19 92Y 255/35 R19 92Y BW 26.0 10.2 8.5 - 10 51.0 300/AA/A 24.43 799.0 9.0 10.0 1389.0
R19 255/35 R19 96Y XL 255/35 R19 96Y XL BW 26.0 10.2 8.5 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 23.52 799.0 XL 9.0 10.0 1565.0
R19 255/45 R19 100Y 255/45 R19 100Y BW 28.1 10.0 8 - 9.5 51.0 300/AA/A 27.62 741.0 8.5 9.0 1764.0
R19 265/35 R19 98Y XL 265/35 R19 98Y XL BW 26.3 10.7 9 - 10.5 50.0 300/AA/A 26.17 790.0 XL 9.5 10.0 1653.0
R19 265/40 R19 102Y XL 265/40 R19 102Y XL BW 27.4 10.7 9 - 10.5 51.0 300/AA/A 24.98 760.0 XL 9.5 9.0 1874.0
R19 275/35 R19 96Y 275/35 R19 96Y BW 26.6 10.9 9 - 11 51.0 300/AA/A 27.62 783.0 9.5 10.0 1565.0
R19 275/35 R19 100Y XL 275/35 R19 100Y XL BW 26.6 10.9 9 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 25.99 783.0 XL 9.5 10.0 1764.0
R19 275/40 R19 105Y XL 275/40 R19 105Y XL BW 27.7 10.9 9 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 29.32 751.0 XL 9.5 10.0 2039.0
R19 285/30 R19 94Y 285/30 R19 94Y BW 25.8 11.4 9.5 - 10.5 51.0 300/AA/A 29.72 807.0 10.0 7.4 1477.0
R19 285/30 R19 98Y XL 285/30 R19 98Y XL BW 25.8 11.4 9.5 - 10.5 50.0 300/AA/A 26.26 807.0 XL 10.0 9.5 1653.0
R19 285/35 R19 99Y 285/35 R19 99Y BW 26.7 11.4 9.5 - 11 51.0 300/AA/A 33.47 774.0 10.0 10.0 1709.0
R19 285/40 R19 103Y 285/40 R19 103Y BW 28.0 11.4 9.5 - 11 51.0 300/AA/A 29.89 743.0 10.0 9.0 1929.0
R19 295/30 R19 100Y XL 295/30 R19 100Y XL BW 26.0 11.8 10 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 31.06 799.0 XL 10.5 9.0 1764.0
R19 295/35 R19 100Y 295/35 R19 100Y BW 27.1 11.9 10 - 11.5 51.0 300/AA/A 28.97 767.0 10.5 7.5 1764.0
R19 295/35 R19 104Y XL 295/35 R19 104Y XL BW 27.1 11.8 10 - 11.5 50.0 300/AA/A 28.51 767.0 XL 10.5 10.0 1984.0
R19 305/35 R19 102Y 305/35 R19 102Y BW 27.4 12.3 10 - 12 51.0 300/AA/A 30.69 758.0 11.0 8.0 1874.0
R19 345/30 R19 109Y XL 345/30 R19 109Y XL BW 27.2 13.8 11.5 - 12.5 50.0 300/AA/A 34.83 765.0 XL 12.0 9.0 2271.0
R20 235/35 R20 92Y XL 235/35 R20 92Y XL BW 26.5 9.5 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 22.38 786.0 XL 8.5 10.0 1389.0
R20 245/35 R20 95Y XL 245/35 R20 95Y XL BW 26.8 9.8 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 24.25 777.0 XL 8.5 9.0 1521.0
R20 245/40 R20 99Y XL 245/40 R20 99Y XL BW 27.7 9.8 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 26.46 750.0 XL 8.5 9.0 1709.0
R20 255/35 R20 97Y XL 255/35 R20 97Y XL BW 27.0 10.2 8.5 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 24.29 770.0 XL 9.0 7.0 1609.0
R20 255/40 R20 101Y XL 255/40 R20 101Y XL BW 28.0 10.2 8.5 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 27.31 742.0 XL 9.0 9.0 1819.0
R20 265/30 R20 94Y XL 265/30 R20 94Y XL BW 26.3 10.7 9 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 24.01 791.0 XL 9.5 9.0 1477.0
R20 265/35 R20 99Y XL 265/35 R20 99Y XL BW 27.3 10.7 9 - 10.5 50.0 300/AA/A 25.35 761.0 XL 9.5 9.0 1709.0
R20 275/30 R20 97Y XL 275/30 R20 97Y XL BW 26.5 10.9 9 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 26.61 784.0 XL 9.5 9.0 1609.0
R20 275/35 R20 102Y XL 275/35 R20 102Y XL BW 27.6 10.9 9 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 27.34 755.0 XL 9.5 9.0 1874.0
R20 285/30 R20 95Y 285/30 R20 95Y BW 26.8 11.4 9.5 - 10.5 51.0 300/AA/A 32.08 777.0 10.0 9.0 1521.0
R20 285/30 R20 99Y XL 285/30 R20 99Y XL BW 26.8 11.4 9.5 - 10.5 50.0 300/AA/A 26.72 777.0 XL 10.0 9.0 1709.0
R20 285/35 R20 104Y XL 285/35 R20 104Y XL BW 27.9 11.4 9.5 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 29.78 746.0 XL 10.0 9.0 1984.0
R20 295/30 R20 101Y XL 295/30 R20 101Y XL BW 27.0 11.9 10 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 29.61 770.0 XL 10.5 9.0 1819.0
R20 295/35 R20 101Y 295/35 R20 101Y BW 28.1 11.9 10 - 11.5 51.0 300/AA/A 30.84 740.0 10.5 9.0 1819.0
R20 295/35 R20 105Y XL 295/35 R20 105Y XL BW 28.1 11.9 10 - 11.5 50.0 300/AA/A 30.29 740.0 XL 10.5 9.0 2039.0
R20 305/30 R20 103Y XL 305/30 R20 103Y XL BW 27.2 12.3 10.5 - 12 50.0 300/AA/A 31.33 764.0 XL 11.0 10.0 1929.0
R20 315/35 R20 110Y XL 315/35 R20 110Y XL BW 28.7 12.6 10.5 - 12.5 50.0 300/AA/A 34.5 726.0 XL 11.0 10.0 2337.0
R20 335/25 R20 99Y 335/25 R20 99Y BW 26.6 13.5 11.5 - 12.5 51.0 300/AA/A 33.93 782.0 12.0 7.8 1709.0
R20 335/30 R20 108Y XL 335/30 R20 108Y XL BW 28.0 13.5 11.5 - 12.5 50.0 300/AA/A 34.94 744.0 XL 12.0 9.0 2205.0
R21 245/35 R21 96Y XL 245/35 R21 96Y XL BW 27.8 9.8 8 - 9.5 50.0 300/AA/A 24.98 749.0 XL 8.5 10.0 1565.0
R21 245/40 R21 96Y 245/40 R21 96Y BW 28.7 9.8 8 - 9.5 51.0 300/AA/A 30.64 725.0 8.5 9.5 1565.0
R21 255/35 R21 98Y XL 255/35 R21 98Y XL BW 28.0 10.2 8.5 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 26.46 743.0 XL 9.0 10.0 1653.0
R21 265/35 R21 101Y XL 265/35 R21 101Y XL BW 28.3 10.7 9 - 10.5 50.0 300/AA/A 24.25 735.0 XL 9.5 10.0 1819.0
R21 275/30 R21 98Y XL 275/30 R21 98Y XL BW 27.5 10.9 9 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 28.66 756.0 XL 9.5 9.5 1653.0
R21 275/35 R21 99Y 275/35 R21 99Y BW 28.5 10.9 9 - 11 51.0 300/AA/A 34.61 729.0 9.5 9.5 1709.0
R21 285/30 R21 100Y XL 285/30 R21 100Y XL BW 27.8 11.4 9.5 - 10.5 50.0 300/AA/A 28.44 749.0 XL 10.0 10.0 1764.0
R21 285/35 R21 105Y XL 285/35 R21 105Y XL BW 28.9 11.4 9.5 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 29.59 721.0 XL 10.0 10.0 2039.0
R21 325/30 R21 108Y XL 325/30 R21 108Y XL BW 28.7 13.0 11 - 12 50.0 300/AA/A 32.96 725.0 XL 11.5 10.0 2205.0
R22 265/30 R22 97Y XL 265/30 R22 97Y XL BW 28.3 10.7 9 - 10 50.0 300/AA/A 29.56 735.0 XL 9.5 10.0 1609.0
R22 265/35 R22 102Y XL 265/35 R22 102Y XL BW 29.3 10.7 9 - 10.5 50.0 300/AA/A 29.54 709.0 XL 9.5 10.0 1874.0
R22 275/35 R22 104Y XL 275/35 R22 104Y XL BW 29.6 10.9 9 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 29.76 703.0 XL 9.5 10.0 1984.0
R22 295/30 R22 103Y XL 295/30 R22 103Y XL BW 29.0 11.8 10 - 11 50.0 300/AA/A 28.66 717.0 XL 10.5 10.0 1929.0
R22 305/30 R22 105Y XL 305/30 R22 105Y XL BW 29.3 12.3 10.5 - 11.5 50.0 300/AA/A 33.07 711.0 XL 11.0 10.0 2039.0
R22 305/35 R22 110Y XL 305/35 R22 110Y XL BW 30.4 12.3 10 - 12 50.0 300/AA/A 28.66 684.0 XL 11.0 10.0 2337.0
R23 315/25 R23 102Y XL 315/25 R23 102Y XL BW 29.2 12.8 11 - 12 50.0 300/AA/A 34.11 712.0 XL 11.5 10.0 1874.0

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  • Sep 06, 2019
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  • Aug 04, 2016
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    Tested: Newest vs. Long-Time Champ in Max Performance Summer - Tire Rack

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  • May 11, 2016
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  • Nov 11, 2014
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    Head2Head 2015 Lexus RC F Hot Lap | Tire Rack

    Motor Trend Head 2 Head's Randy Pobst and Tire Rack's Matt Edmonds were at the Streets of Willow with the brand new Lexus RC F. Randy knows how to get the most out of a vehicle on this racetrack and will push the RC F to use everything the Michelin Pilot Super Sport have to offer.

  • Nov 11, 2014
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    Head2Head 2015 BMW M4 Hot Lap | Tire Rack

    On the Streets of Willow, the brand new BMW M4 and a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires took on the racetrack's tight, winding turns (in the hot sun). Motor Trend Head 2 Head's Randy Pobst knew it would be big job with a car that fast and with that kind of torque/horsepower.

  • Oct 30, 2013
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    HOT ROD Unlimited Tests 200-Treadwear Tires on a 1970 Plymouth | Tire Rack

    HOT ROD Magazine visited our test track to find out which 200-treadwear tire will give you the best performance on an autocross-prepped muscle car. They tested six handling-oriented, street-legal performance tires on a ridiculous four-door, big-block powered 1970 Plymouth Satellite that outran a BMW on our test track!

  • Aug 08, 2013
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    Tested: Latest vs Greatest Max Performance Summer | Tire Rack

    Max Performance tires deliver an unsurpassed blend of dry/wet traction and handling for the street via high-tech materials and advanced manufacturing. They aren't hampered by the inherent compromises of an all-season tire. And unlike Extreme Performance tires, they have good road manners. How do the newest compare to the top tires in the category?

  • Aug 02, 2012
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    Tested: Max Performance Summer Tires | Tire Rack

    We always look forward to testing Max Performance Summer tires - the proverbial running shoes for cars. They're the pinnacle in tire technology, blending the latest in tread compounds and internal components with highly engineered designs. To find out how they drive, we selected several of the best and two of the newest to compare.

  • Jul 15, 2011
    Video

    Michelin Pilot Super Sport Launch Video

    Reels in Motion have been working with Michelin for 3 years on a variety of projects. Most recently we were approached by Michelin to cover the launch day of their new tyre range, Pilot Super Sport, which was filmed at the world famous Silverstone racetrack.

  • Jul 14, 2011
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    Tested: Max Performance Summer Clash of the Titans | Tire Rack

    Recently, two titans in the tire world launched new Max Performance Summer tires: Bridgestone and their Potenza S-04 Pole Position and Michelin with the Pilot Super Sport. Both are long-awaited replacements for very capable and popular products from each brand. How do they compare to the other heavy hitters in the category?

  • Jun 06, 2011
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    We invited car enthausiasts to test out the new MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tyres at the Porsche Experience Center based at Silverstone. The tyres were placed under a number of challenges to test the performance including dry Handling, wet Cornering and wet braking and all against leading competitor tyres.

  • Jun 02, 2011
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  • Jan 24, 2011
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    The Thrill of the race, available on every road. American Le Mans Series driver Gunnar Jeannette joined the Michelin crew at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Las Vegas, NV to test out the new MICHELIN® Pilot® Super Sport tire. Born from endurance-racing technology, the new MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tire features better handling, resulting in a superior, more exhilarating driving experience.