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Posted on March 04, 2015

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Chosen for Porsche Cayman GT4

For the dynamic launch of its new Cayman GT4, Porsche AG has chosen to equip all of the cars with MICHELIN Pilot® Sport Cup 2 ultra-high-performance tires: 245/35ZR20 on the front and 295/30ZR20 on the rear.

The MICHELIN Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tire is the latest generation of road-legal track tyres 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 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 model of tires, albeit in a different size, that can be bought from any Official Porsche Centre.

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* due to technology developed in motorsport, at races such as the Le Mans 24 hours. These improvements in performance are achieved with no compromises in other areas, and are an example of Michelin’s Total Performance strategy.

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 with Track Variable Contact Patch 3.0, which is an innovation that optimises 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.

To ensure the Cayman GT4 is prepared for difficult winter driving conditions, Michelin is the sole supplier of the winter tire option for the car:

235/35R20 – MICHELIN Pilot® Alpin 4

275/30R20 – MICHELIN Pilot® Alpin 4

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. 

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