Michelin launched the Pilot Sport4 tyres in India. The Michelin Pilot Sport4 is one of the latest in the line of Michelin tyres. The range is currently available through Michelin authorized distribution channels. The company has shared a few highlights of the Michelin Pilot Sport4 tyres which are as follows:
Design: The sidewall markings of the Pilot Sport4 tyres are designed using the premium touch effect. This innovation from Michelin produces a velvet-like appearance, which brings out the letters and graphics. All sizes of the Pilot Sport 4 have a wheel rim protector which protects the sidewall and wheel from kerbing damage.
Responsive, precision controlled driving: The new dynamic response technology in the Pilot Sport4 tyres consist of a belt with hybrid aramid and nylon reinforcement that ensures optimal directional control. With its density, tension-resistant and lightweight fibre, centrifugal force at high speeds is effortlessly controlled and the tyre contact patch remains constant, even at high speed.
Safety and braking on dry and wet surfaces: High performance of the Pilot Sport4 tyres is achieved through a homogeneous tread compound mix including functional elastomers and silica. Functional elastomers improve load distribution within the rubber mix, reinforcing its action.
- Dry safety: FIA Formula E based tread design and tread compounds ensures superior grip in dry conditions on straight highways as well as cornering/winding roads, leading to dry handling and braking.
- Wet safety: In addition to the tread compounding effect, wide and deep longitudinal grooves provide efficient drainage on wet roads, leading to superior wet safety.
Robustness: The Pilot Sport4 tyres also features a strong casing which works as the skeleton of the tyre, leading to an overall robust performance of the tyre – a prerequisite in our markets.
Speaking on the occasion, Mohan Kumar, Executive Vice President, Michelin India, said, “Michelin Pilot Sport4 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.”