PORSCHE AG has chosen to equip its all-new Cayman GT4 cars with the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ultra-high-performance tires.
The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tire is the latest generation of road-legal track tires designed for ultra-high performance cars. The performance levels that this tire offers are clearly demonstrated by the fact that it is the OE fitment on recent Porsche models including the 918 Spyder and GT3.
Further evidence of the exemplary performance of this tire is highlighted by the Nurburgring lap record set last year by the 918 Spyder, which was fitted with exactly the same tire model.
Compared to its predecessor, the Pilot Sport Cup+, the Pilot Sport Cup 2 lasts up to 50 percent longer on track and also offers faster lap times because of technology developed in motorsport, at races such as the Le Mans 24 hours.
The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 combines bi-compound technology, which involves the use of different rubber compounds on the inner and outer sections of the tread.
The new tire also features the “track variable contact patch 3.0,” an innovation that optimizes pressure in the tire’s contact patch, so the same amount of rubber is always in contact with the road or track, whether driving in a straight line or cornering.