Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Sizes & review

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The Pilot Sport PS2 is a Max Performance Summer tire member of the Michelin Pilot family of low profile, high-speed tires. Initially developed for Original Equipment (O.E.) on some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars and performance sedans, the Pilot Sport PS2 combines world-class dry road traction, handling and cornering. Some of the first Pilot Sport PS2 O.E. fitments included the BMW Alpina Z8, McLaren SLR and Porsche GT2/GT3 models. The Pilot Sport PS2 is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

On the outside, Pilot Sport PS2 features two different tread rubber compounds (a hybrid silica/carbon black compound that begins at the tire’s outer shoulder and continues across the tread until it joins a high-silica compound that continues to the tire’s inside shoulder) molded into an asymmetric design with large outer shoulder blocks and continuous intermediate and center ribs to enhance steering response and cornering stability. Both tread compounds are specifically formulated for their location to combine dry and wet traction with crisp corning and high speed capability. The tread design also features wide circumferential grooves and lateral notches that help channel water through the footprint to enhance wet road traction.

On the inside, the tread design is supported by two high-tensile, lightweight steel cord belts that are further reinforced by size-optimized, precisely placed individual Aramid/nylon hybrid filaments to provide improved steering response and resistance to distortion while enhancing ride quality and high-speed durability.

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Max. Inflation PressureTread DepthTire WeightRim Width RangeMeas. Rim WidthSect. WidthTread WidthOverall Diam.Revs. Per Mile 
205/50ZR17
(89Y)
220 AA A1,279 lbs51 psi8.5/32"21 lbs5.5-7.5"6.5"8.4"NA25.1"828
205/55R17
95Y
220 AA A1,521 lbs50 psi9.5/32"22 lbs5.5-7.5"6.5"8.4"7.4"25.9"803
225/45ZR17
(94Y)
220 AA A1,477 lbs50 psi9.5/32"22 lbs7-8.5"7.5"8.9"7.7"25"833
235/50ZR17
96Y
220 AA A1,565 lbs51 psi8.5/32"25 lbs6.5-8.5"7.5"9.6"7"26.6"777
235/50ZR17
96Y
220 AA A1,565 lbs51 psi8.5/32"25 lbs6.5-8.5"7.5"9.6"7"26.6"777
255/40ZR17
(94Y)
220 AA A1,477 lbs51 psi9.5/32"24 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"7.5"25"831,
265/40ZR17
96Y
220 AA A1,565 lbs51 psi9.5/32"25 lbs9-10.5"9.5"10.7"NA25.3"822
275/40ZR17
(98Y)
220 AA A1,653 lbs51 psi9.5/32"26 lbs9-11"9.5"10.9"NA25.6"814
335/35ZR17
(106Y)
220 AA A2,094 lbs51 psi9.5/32"34 lbs11-13"12"13.4"12.5"26"799
225/40ZR18
92Y
220 AA A1,389 lbs50 psi9.5/32"22 lbs7.5-9"8"9.2"NA25.1"829
225/40ZR18
(92Y)
220 AA A1,389 lbs50 psi9.5/32"21 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.8"25.1"829
235/40ZR18
(95Y)
220 AA A1,521 lbs50 psi8.5/32"22 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.5"8.2"25.4"819
245/35ZR18
92Y
220 AA A1,389 lbs50 psi9.5/32"22 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.7"24.8"840
265/35ZR18
(97Y)
220 AA A1,609 lbs50 psi9.5/32"25 lbs9-10.5"9.5"10.7"9.6"25.3"822
265/40ZR18
(101Y)

XL


N4(Porsche)


220 AA A1,819 lbs50 psi8.5/32"26 lbs9-10.5"9.5"10.7"NA26.3"790
285/30ZR18
(93Y)

SL


N3(Porsche)


220 AA A1,433 lbs51 psi8.5/32"26 lbs9.5-10.5"10"11.4"10.6"24.8"840
295/30ZR18
(98Y)

XL


N4(Porsche)


220 AA A1,653 lbs50 psi8.5/32"27 lbs10-11"10.5"11.9"11.5"25"832
295/30ZR18
(98Y)

XL


N3(Porsche)


220 AA A1,653 lbs50 psi9.5/32"27 lbs10-11"10.5"11.9"NA25"832
295/35ZR18
(99Y)

SL


N4(Porsche)


220 AA A1,709 lbs51 psi8.5/32"28 lbs10-11.5"10.5"11.9"NA26.1"797
315/30ZR18
(98Y)

SL


N4(Porsche)


220 AA A1,653 lbs51 psi8.5/32"29 lbs10.5-11.5"11"12.6"12.5"25.5"817
235/35ZR19
(91Y)

XL


N2(Porsche)


220 AA A1,356 lbs50 psi9/32"22 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.5"8.5"25.5"817
255/40ZR19
(96Y)

SL


Star BMW


220 AA A1,565 lbs51 psi9.5/32"26 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"8.8"27.1"769
265/35ZR19
(94Y)

SL


N2(Porsche)


220 AA A1,477 lbs51 psi8.5/32"25 lbs9-10.5"9.5"10.7"9.7"26.3"790
275/35ZR19
(100Y)

XL


 


220 AA A1,764 lbs50 psi9.5/32"27 lbs9-11"9.5"10.9"NA26.6"783
285/35ZR19
(99Y)

SL


TPC Spec


220 AA A1,709 lbs51 psi9.5/32"30 lbs9.5-11"10"11.4"NA26.9"774
285/35ZR19
(99Y)

SL


Star BMW


220 AA A1,709 lbs51 psi9.5/32"29 lbs9.5-11"10"11.4"9.6"26.9"774
285/40ZR19
(103Y)

SL


K2 Ferrari


220 AA A1,929 lbs51 psi9.5/32"29 lbs9.5-11"10"11.4"10.2"28"743
295/30ZR19
(100Y)

XL


N2(Porsche)


220 AA A1,764 lbs50 psi8.5/32"28 lbs10-11"10.5"11.9"11"26"799
305/30ZR19
(102Y)

XL


N2(Porsche)


220 AA A1,874 lbs50 psi8.5/32"28 lbs10.5-11.5"11"12.3"12.2"26.3"788
265/30ZR20
(94Y)

XL


R01 Audi


220 AA A1,477 lbs50 psi9.5/32"26 lbs9-10"9.5"10.7"9.4"26.3"791,
275/45ZR20
110Y

XL


MO Mercedes


220 AA A2,337 lbs50 psi9.5/32"29 lbs8.5-10.5"9"10.7"NA29.8"697
305/35ZR20
(104Y)

SL


K1 Ferrari


220 AA A1,984 lbs51 psi8.5/32"31 lbs10-12"11"12.3"11.2"28.4"732

6 COMMENTS

  1. Great tire, but very expensive. I hate that I can buy a whole set of Michelins for my Prius for less than the cost of a single rear Viper tire. When the tires were new, they hooked very well, but the grip faded in the first 5,000 miles or so. After about a year and 10,000 miles, I’m down to the last 25% of the tread. I’ll probably run a 315 next time. 1 inch smaller in width, but half the price. I may also just run drag radials. 345/40R17’s are less than half the price. Could be a mistake… time will tell.

  2. These tires performed well for over 30,000 miles. Rear tires were replaced after 30k and fronts after 35k. Great performance and handling.

  3. This tire was on top when it came out a few years back. For a sporty tire it is a very nice road tire. Short on money I had put a pair of Sumitomos on the rear, and while I saved money it was a major mistake in handling and traction in the dry. The tires spin just taking off on part throttle. It is white knuckle time in the wet. I had Toyos on the front and they were very good, too good as now the car was out of balance. I replaced the rears with the PS2 and the change was terrific. I now had more traction at the back and the front was under steering. With 32,000 miles on the Toyos, and still with tread, I put the PS2 on the front. Needless to say the car is now balanced. On hard cornering the inside rear wheel will lift, always has, and the remaining tire on pavement will stay glued with a gentle break away. I usually drive by the sound of the tires. Can’t do this with these tires as they are quiet at the limits thanks to the Butyl rubber on the outside edge. Dropped my slalom time by around two seconds in a 40 second course. Hope this helps..

  4. No complaints about these at all, just remember that you cannot drive the same in the rain/wet roads as when you can on dry roads. No tire will make a wet road the same as dry. With that in mind, as long as you drive regularly in the rain or on wet roads, the tires handle great. get a little spirited and they will slip and slide.

  5. The Michelin Pilot Sport [email protected] is superior in every way to the Michelin Pilot Sport Ribs they replaced. The ride is quieter and more comfortable. The noise is significantly less and the drumming sound is gone. The car tracks much better and the steering response is so improved I was amazed and the handling noticeably better. A strange vibration I had in the front end that defied any cure (and there were many tried) is now gone. Needless to say I am very happy with these tires, but I do wish the factory would check the run out before they ship the tires.

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