Michelin has launched its new summer tyre in Europe, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5, intended for sports car and high-performance sedan enthusiasts.
Designed to offer a unique combination of sporting performance and longevity:
- it is the best performing summer tyre among its main competitors in terms of life span for the sports category (1)
- it offers precision and exceptional reactivity in curves thanks to the Dynamic Response technology that has already proven itself in motorsport. A hybrid Aramid and Nylon ply forms a belt around the complete tyre structure to guarantee optimum transmission of driving instructions and further increase driving pleasure
- it also offers maximum control thanks to extremely good grip and braking performance on dry () and wet () The Dual Sport Tread Design technology allows for tread optimisation, with more performance in the wet thanks to the inner part of the tread and in the dry thanks to its outer tread blocks
- the summer tyre has been designed to enhance vehicles thanks to a deep black velvet appearance. As a result, it was the 2021 winner of the “Contemporary Good Design Award” organized by Red Dot Award ().
Following the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 tyre and winner of numerous awards (), the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5 tyre will be available in Europe in 50 dimensions from 17 to 21 inches, as of January 1. It will be available worldwide as of March 1. It launches the 5th generation of the Pilot Sport range.
Michelin is also launching its new MICHELIN Primacy 4+ summer tyre, designed for sedans and SUVs, for everyday journeys and long family trips.
It stands out with its better braking performance on wet ground when worn (4), offering ever greater safety from the first mile to the last. The company says it owes this performance to the MICHELIN EverGrip technology, which cleverly combines two layers of rubber in order to offset the loss of tread depth and thus continue to better evacuate water when worn.
Safety from the first mile to the last (4), and a long life () characterise the MICHELIN Primacy 4+ summer tyre, which is available as of January 1. It will be offered in 82 dimensions from 16-19 inches by March, reaching 121 dimensions from 16 to 21 inches by the end of 2022.
These latest generations of MICHELIN summer tyres cover the main summer uses by sports car drivers, and also everyday requirements. High performing over the long term, they can be used for longer and thus contribute to reducing their environmental impact.