Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Review

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is a Track and Competition tire designed to fit crossovers, high performance cars, passenger cars and sport utility vehicles, currently available in 43 tire sizes, with the lowest price starting from $357.43.

Track and competition tires are designed for racing enthusiasts to maximize performance on racetracks, while some are also suitable for street use. These tires are not meant for winter driving. Using slick type tread designs and specialized rubber compounds, competition tires are build for ultimate acceleration and cornering, but have modest wet capability and short tread wear life.

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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tire was originally developed for Original Equipment use on the Ferrari 458 Speciale, Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Black Series and Porsche 918 Spyder. Designed to provide faster circuit times and consistent performance lap after lap, the Pilot Sport Cup 2 allows these supercars to achieve their full potential in dry conditions. Pilot Sport Cup 2 radials meet DOT requirements; however, they are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where standing water is present and there is the risk of hydroplaning; drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds if they encounter these conditions. This is especially true of shaved or worn tires. And like other Streetable Track & Competition tires, these tires are not intended to be stored, serviced nor driven in near- or below freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. The Pilot Sport Cup 2's tread molds Michelin's Bi-Compound technology into an asymmetric design. Bi-Compound technology features different rubber compounds on the tread's outboard and inboard regions. Massive outboard shoulders feature a tread rubber whose hardness has been specially designed to deliver maximum adherence and outstanding dry grip on curves, especially on tight corners. Notched center ribs and an inboard shoulder use tread rubber featuring a more rigid elastomer to ensure precision steering. Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires feature Michelin Variable Contact Patch 3.0, an innovation evolved from the Variable Contact Patch 2.0 technology integrated into Pilot Super Sport and Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires. Variable Contact Patch 3.0 maximizes the contact patch size and optimizes its footprint pressure so that more rubber remains in contact with the track when cornering, thereby ensuring superior grip in curves and tight corners. The tire's internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wound Twaron cord. Twaron is a polyamide cord that offers a lightweight, high-strength reinforcement above the steel belts to enhance high-speed durability, handling and wear. Michelin FAZ Technology (Filament At Zero degrees) winds the Twaron cord around the tire circumference, much the same way fishing line is wound onto fishing reels, to allow Michelin engineers to tune tension and strength. The Twaron is applied with variable tension between the shoulders and the center of the tire, and is tightened so firmly that it literally locks the tire structure into a practically inelastic belt. As a result, the tire's footprint remains constant and centrifugal force is effectively controlled, even at very high speeds. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 features a polyester casing that combines ride comfort with responsive handling. Its bead region is 10% wider than that of traditional sports tires and is strengthened with a high modulus rubber compound that increases the tire's lateral stiffness and delivers sporty responsiveness, as well as precision steering. A special mold tooling process has led to the development of Michelin Premium Touch Technology, a process that has made it possible to create more contrast on sections of the outer sidewall using micro-geometry techniques that absorb light. The geometry of the texture permits variable contrast to create shades of black that have the feel of velvet. Select sizes of the Pilot Sport Cup 2 are available with Michelin Track Connect solution, a connected coaching system that utilizes tire-mounted sensors to monitor tire pressures and temperatures. Combining this information with insight gained from Michelin's extensive racing experience, Michelin Track Connect provides personalized advice on optimal tire pressure adjustments after every track session to continually improve vehicle performance. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Track Connect tires can be found here. Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires cannot be mixed with Pilot Sport Cup, Pilot Sport Cup + (Plus), Pilot Sport Cup N-Spec or Pilot Sport Cup ZP run-flat tires.

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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Vehicle Fitment

Below is a list of popular vehicles can be fit with one or more Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tire sizes based on OEM fitment.

  • Acura NSX
  • Alfa Romeo 8C
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Aston Martin DB11
  • Aston Martin DB7
  • Aston Martin DB9
  • Aston Martin DBS
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Aston Martin Vantage
  • Aston Martin Virage
  • Audi A3
  • Audi A3 Quattro
  • Audi A4
  • Audi A4 Quattro
  • Audi A5
  • Audi A5 Quattro
  • Audi A5 Sportback
  • Audi A6
  • Audi A6 Quattro
  • Audi A7 Quattro
  • Audi A7 Sportback
  • Audi A8 Quattro
  • Audi Q3
  • Audi R8
  • Audi RS3
  • Audi RS4
  • Audi RS5
  • Audi RS5 Sportback
  • Audi RS6 Avant
  • Audi RS7 Sportback
  • Audi S3
  • Audi S4
  • Audi S5
  • Audi S5 Sportback
  • Audi S6
  • Audi S7
  • Audi S7 Sportback
  • Audi S8
  • Audi TT
  • Audi TT Quattro
  • Audi TT RS Quattro
  • Audi TTS Quattro
  • Bentley Arnage
  • Bentley Azure
  • Bentley Brooklands
  • Bentley Continental
  • Bentley Flying Spur
  • BMW 1 Series M
  • BMW 228i Gran Coupe
  • BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW 430i Gran Coupe
  • BMW 530e
  • BMW 530e xDrive
  • BMW 530i
  • BMW 530i xDrive
  • BMW 540d xDrive
  • BMW 540i
  • BMW 540i xDrive
  • BMW 550i
  • BMW 640i
  • BMW 640i Gran Coupe
  • BMW 640i xDrive
  • BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW 650i
  • BMW 650i Gran Coupe
  • BMW 650i xDrive
  • BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW 840i
  • BMW 840i Gran Coupe
  • BMW 840i xDrive
  • BMW 840i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW Alpina B7
  • BMW M2
  • BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW M240i xDrive
  • BMW M3
  • BMW M4
  • BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW M5
  • BMW M550i xDrive
  • BMW M6
  • BMW M6 Gran Coupe
  • BMW M850i xDrive
  • BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW Z4
  • Cadillac CT4
  • Cadillac CT5
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Ferrari 296 GTB
  • Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • Ferrari 488 GTB
  • Ferrari 488 Pista
  • Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 575 M Maranello
  • Ferrari 599 GTB
  • Ferrari 599 GTO
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
  • Ferrari California
  • Ferrari California T
  • Ferrari Enzo
  • Ferrari F430
  • Ferrari F50
  • Ferrari F8 Spider
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • Ferrari FF
  • Ferrari GTC4Lusso
  • Ferrari GTC4Lusso T
  • Ferrari LaFerrari
  • Ferrari Portofino
  • Ferrari Portofino M
  • Ferrari Roma
  • Ferrari SA Aperta
  • Ferrari Superamerica
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford GT
  • Ford Mustang
  • Honda Civic
  • Hyundai Elantra N
  • Hyundai Veloster N
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Jaguar XE
  • Jaguar XFR-S
  • Jaguar XJR
  • Jaguar XJR575
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Lamborghini Huracan
  • Lamborghini Murcielago
  • Lamborghini Reventon
  • Lexus GS F
  • Lexus LFA
  • Lexus RC F
  • Lincoln MKC
  • Lotus Emira
  • Lotus Evija
  • Lotus Evora
  • Lotus Evora GT
  • Maserati Coupe
  • Maserati GranSport
  • Maserati GranTurismo
  • Maserati MC20
  • Maserati Quattroporte
  • McLaren 650S
  • McLaren 675LT
  • McLaren 720S
  • McLaren 765LT
  • McLaren Artura
  • McLaren MP4-12C
  • McLaren P1
  • McLaren Senna
  • Mercedes-Benz A35 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 43
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 53
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63 S
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S
  • Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS400
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS450
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS53 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS550
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S
  • Mercedes-Benz E43 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz E450
  • Mercedes-Benz E53 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA35 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB35 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz Maybach S580
  • Mercedes-Benz S500
  • Mercedes-Benz S580
  • Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SL400
  • Mercedes-Benz SL450
  • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SL550
  • Mercedes-Benz SL600
  • Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Mini Cooper Clubman
  • Nissan GT-R
  • Porsche 718 Cayman
  • Porsche 718 Spyder
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche 918 Spyder
  • Porsche Boxster
  • Porsche Carrera GT
  • Porsche Cayman
  • Porsche Panamera
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Saleen S7
  • Scion tC
  • Subaru WRX STI
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Toyota GR Supra
  • Volkswagen Arteon
  • Volkswagen Golf R
  • Volkswagen GTI
  • Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo V60