On hand for the announcement was Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of the Michelin Group.
“You may never drive a lap at Le Mans, but you can still experience Michelin’s track to street innovation to make your daily drives more thrilling, yet still safe,” Senard said.
Designed for sports cars and high-performance vehicles, the Pilot Sport 4S combines aspects of the Pilot Super Sport and the Pilot Sport Cup 2. The tire offers exceptional steering precision and directional stability, while providing maximum grip on both dry and wet roads – solving the pleasure and safety equation for performance enthusiasts, the tiremaker said.
“Just as the Pilot Super Sport has become the industry standard, we expect the Pilot Sport 4S will become the top replacement option for owners of many ultra high performance automobiles,” Senard shared.
The Pilot Sport 4S bears a Y speed rating and offers a 30,000-mile warranty. It will be available in the United States this March in 35 sizes from 18- to 20-inch wheel diameter.
The Pilot Sport 4S will be produced at Michelin plants in Greenville, S.C., and Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Read more about the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S in an upcoming issue of Tire Review.