International tyremaker Michelin has today announced the launch of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres for India. The Pilot Sport series is known for its high-performance and versatility and will be available through Michelin authorised distribution channels.
Mohan Kumar, Executive Vice President, Michelin India said, “MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 is designed to give premium and sports car motorists the pleasure of driving without compromising on
performance, safety and longevity. The technological innovations in the ultra-responsive tread of this tyre come from Michelin Group’s longstanding experience of innovating for motor racing, most recently for Formula E and our in-depth expertise of dynamic interactions between the architecture, tread pattern, and materials that ensure optimal management of the contact patch with the road”.
The sidewall markings of MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 tyres are designed using the ‘Premium Touch’ effect. All sizes of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 have a wheel rim protector which besides providing an attractive look on the wheel, protects the sidewall and wheel from kerbing damage. The new “Dynamic Response” technology in the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 consists of a belt with hybrid aramid and nylon reinforcement that ensures optimal directional control. With high density, extreme tension-resistant and particularly lightweight fibre (five times more resistant than steel), centrifugal force at high speeds is effortlessly controlled and the tyre contact patch remains constant, even at high speed.
High performance of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 is achieved through a new homogeneous tread compound mix including functional elastomers and silica. Functional elastomers improve load distribution within the rubber mix, reinforcing its action. FIA Formula E based tread design and tread compounds ensure superior grip in dry conditions on straight highways as well as cornering/winding roads, leading to excellent dry handling and braking. In addition to the tread compounding effect, wide and deep longitudinal grooves provide efficient drainage on wet roads in order to better safety in wet scenarios.
These are the different sizes available of the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Tyres
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