if you do not remember, last week we travelled to Vitoria to find the factory that there has Michelin, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. It will produce tyres for passenger cars, vans and civil engineering, being one of the plants most important for the company of tire of French. There, the guys from Michelin talked to us about their new tire for sports and sedans to high performance, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S.
This new tire comes to replace the well-known Michelin Pilot Super Sport that, although it is not a product that is very old, the company has decided to renew for this new rubber, as we’ll see below, exceeds the benefits in grip of the competition, in addition to improve comfort and silent rolling still the more durable of the category, or so we are told from the brand.
Michelin boasts that their new Pilot Sport 4 S account with a excellent grip both in dry as in wet, something that is not very common in decks of high performance. According to the manufacturer, this model has a technology two-component, using in the outer zones of the tread of a material that promotes adhesion in the dry, while in the central part of the same compound improves performance on wet surfaces.
According to the test made by the independent agency, TÜV SÜD, in Germany, the Pilot Sport 4 S 33,66 meters to fully stop a vehicle at 100 km/h on dry asphalt, being the best of the category. Your competition direct need 83 cm, while the third uses 1.48 metres more.
by Performing the same test but on wet surface and 80 km/h to 0 km/h, the new rubber from Michelin used 27,73 m track, also being the best of the category, although the difference with respect to the second-best ranked is only 10 cm, In this way, you get the classification in the labeling european in terms of braking on wet ground is concerned.
This tire high-performance sports has already been approved to fit the Ferrari GTC4Lusso with 20-inch wheels; although it is expected to arrive at models performance of firms such as Porsche, Mercedes – AMG and BMW M.
Despite the fact that it is not yet possible to know its sale price, will hit the market at the beginning of 2017, 40 dimensions different for wheels 19 and 20 inches. A shame that last week we could not test it and verify it.