After producing the Pilot Sport 2 for many years and continuing to set the standard for high-performance tires, Michelin has now launched the new Pilot Sport 3 to replace part of its Pilot Exalto and Pilot Sport 2 ranges.
It combines on-road performance with environmental features unrivalled in its category. The Michelin Pilot Sport 3 delivers high levels of grip. On wet surfaces, it holds the road better when cornering, and stops three meters shorter than its predecessor according to the German TüV organization.
In addition, the new tire provides precise steering for an enjoyable driving experience. That’s why Michelin can say that its new high-performance tire delivers “enhanced driving sensations”. What’s more, it also boasts outstanding fuel efficiency and extended mileage among its dynamic qualities.
Intended for a wide variety of vehicle categories, the Pilot Sport 3 is suitable for sporty hatchbacks and large, powerful sedans as well as small sports cars, such as roadsters and coupes, with the large 18 to 19” sizes serving as optional equipment on non-sporting models. In addition to this broad range of applications, the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 is designed to be a truly global tire. It will be introduced in early 2010 in replacement markets around the world, and in North America in 2011.
Importantly, the new Pilot Sport 3 has already been homologated by several car manufacturers, approving it for use on models such as the new Audi A5 and the new Mercedes E63 AMG. This promising start is a testament to the all-round ability of the Michelin Pilot Sport 3. The Michelin Pilot Sport 3 has been built with unique, advanced technologies such as the Green Power Compound, the Anti Surf System and Programmed Distortion tire architecture, all developed at Michelin’s Technology Center.