Michelin announces its new tyres premiere on Mercedes super-sports car
All versions of the high-end super sports car will be fitted with the new tyres, which Michelin says were developed together with Mercedes-AMG.
The new tyres deliver “total performance required by the auto manufacturer” and are the only tyres to display Mercedes-AMG’s own certification markings for the new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, according to Michelin,
Mercedes-AMG set demanding criteria for the new tyres, which will equip its supersport model and the Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres comply fully with the specifications.
Michelin claim the new tyres operate in “perfect harmony with the car” and include continuous precision steering, whether the driver is taking to the track with cold tyres or leaving it with heated tyres; agility and enhanced responsiveness that enable drivers to get the most out of the model’s sporty engine and chassis; maximum grip, for faster lap times.
The new tyres also offer exceptional heat resistance to ensure consistent performance lap after lap; and adherence, balance and stability on wet surfaces for carefree driving, even when weather conditions worsen.
According to a report by Tyres and Accessories, the French tyres manufacturer states that the delivery of performance in these areas is the result of a co-development project involving teams from the Michelin Technology Center and engineers from the German car manufacturer.
Denna Bowman, Head Office