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Published on August 26th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Porsche and Michelin Develop New Pilot Sport

Porsche has just developed a new tire for the Carrera GT in partnership with Michelin. According to Porsche, the new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire enhances the handling of the Carrera GT and replaces the current Pilot Sport PS2 tire. Moreover, the car drivers will see benefits in relation to the stability of the Porsche model at its top speed of 330 km/h, but also at high lateral acceleration speeds. Furthermore, the new structure of the tore features the Porsche specification “N0” on the sidewalls and the tread compound is based on “dual-compound” technology, same as Michelin racing tires. What’s more interesting is that the belt is made from an especially durable mix of aramid fibers, which are five times lighter than steel but deliver the same tensile strength. Comparing it with the previous tires, fuel consumption is improved by 10 percent on normal roads and almost 20 percent on the race track. Braking performance is also improved. The new Carrera GT tires are available now in 265/35 ZR 19 98Y “N0” and 335/30 ZR 20 108Y “N0” dimensions.


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