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Cup2 sizes especially for Eldavo69 +++

 

Following on from my PSS thread http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/topic/139988-michelin-pilot-supersports-c63/ asked spoke to Michelin about the PS Cup 2 (which may be whats on Wopps 458 and what was definitely on the 6 min 57 secs lap by the 918 Spyder) here are the released sizes for 2014:

 

275/35 ZR 19 (100Y) EXTRA LOAD TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MO
325/30 ZR 20 (106Y) EXTRA LOAD TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MO
245/35 ZR 20 (91Y) TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 N0 MI
305/30 ZR 20 (103Y) EXTRA LOAD TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 N0 MI
265/35 ZR 20 (95Y) TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 N0 MI
325/30 ZR 21 (104Y) TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 N0 MI
245/35 ZR 20 (91Y) TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 K1 MI
305/30 ZR 20 (103Y) EXTRA LOAD TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 K1 MI
235/35 ZR 19 (91Y) EXTRA LOAD TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
305/30 ZR 19 (102Y) EXTRA LOAD TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
245/35 ZR 19 (93Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
325/30 ZR 19 (105Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
265/35 ZR 19 (98Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
295/30 ZR 19 (100Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
235/40 ZR 19 (96Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
285/35 ZR 19 (103Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
265/40 ZR 19 (102Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
255/35 ZR 19 (96Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
295/30 ZR 20 (101Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
345/30 ZR 20 (106Y) TL PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
245/30 ZR 20 90(Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
315/25 ZR 20 99(Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
245/40 ZR 18 (97Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI
265/30 ZR 19 (93Y) TL EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT CUP 2 MI

 

So not quite the OEM size for the C63 on the optional 19" rims, need to check what a difference on the rotational circumference the 35 instead of 30 profile will make on the rear... Though if the claims of 50% increase in life compared to the prevous version are accuate it could be the perfect commute/track tyre - now to find a trackday.... ;)

 

They look pretty funky too, thats a lot of rubber in contact with the tarmac!

 

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The Pilot Sport Cup 2 takes over from where from its predecessors, the Cup/Cup + left off.  Jamie McWhir, UK Technical Manager and a former tyre engineer to the Renault F1 Team, explains how this radical tyre combines a number of existing and new technologies, “The Pilot Sport Cup 2 features technologies already used to manufacture other high performance tyres at Michelin, like for example, the aramid fibre belt or the  tread  compound with two different types of rubber on the inside and outside of the tread. These technologies have been further developed for this new tyre. However, this tyre differs through the introduction of a number of new high-tech features. In particular, the bead region is 10% wider to increase the tyre’s stiffness and improve responsiveness and steering precision. The tyre also features the “Track Variable Contact Patch 3.0”, a process that ensures that more rubber is always in contact with the road, especially when subjected to high forces when cornering.”

 

Thanks to the deeper tread (5.4mm) and a revised tread pattern, Michelin claim performance on wet roads is enhanced with reduced likelihood of aquaplaning, yet dry handling and braking are improved significantly.  Tyre life has also been extended by some 50% vs its predecessor, making this a tyre you can afford to drive to and from the track/

 

 

 

:grin:  erm, me want! +++

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