Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

Dry Grip 100%
Wet Grip 70%
Road Feedback 97%
Handling 90%
Wear 73%
Comfort 60%
Buy again 100%
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup is a Trackday and Competition Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Plus

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Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 10,015 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2013 Auto Bild Track Day Semi Slick Tyre Test - 1st of 6 tyres

  • Positive - The racer of the semi slicks on test. Perfect cornering and impeccable handling, the Michelin is consistently great in the dry. In the wet, the tyre is a little less convincing but provides sufficient safety margins
  • Negative - Average aquaplaning qualities
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
285/30 R18 93Y   F E 75  
295/30 R18 94Y   F E 75  
265/35 R18 93Y   F E 75  
225/40 R18 88Y   F C 75  
235/40 R18 91Y   F E 75  
265/30 R19 89Y   F E 75  
285/30 R19 87Y XL   F E 75  
305/30 R19 102Y XL          
325/30 R19 101Y          
345/30 R19 105Y   F E 75  
235/35 R19 87Y          
235/35 R19 87Y   F C 75  
335/25 R20 94Y XL   F E 75  
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Size Price Range  
225/40 R18 £122.74 - £122.74 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/35 R19 £220.91 - £235.68 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 7 tyre sizes - View all.

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Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Opel Astra H OPC (235/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 15 spirited miles
In my car they last 20 to 27k once they heat up they roll the car that much grip..i had to install new anti-roll bars front and near to compensate the grip!! Get them while stocks last i think michelin is discontinuing!!! what a shame..Need to work them hard though..only in standing water you have a problem
0 - tyre reviewed on June 4, 2010   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Porsche 997 GT3 RS (295/30 R19 W) on track for 5,000 spirited miles
These Pilot Sport Cups are damn near perfect sports tyres. Once heated up amazing amounts of grip, yet still very adjustable on the limit allowing a good amount of oversteer. Glued to the road is a term often overused... not this time!

Surprisingly good in the wet once warm. Be very careful in standing water.

Not as cheap as something like an R888 but you pay for quality and they'll probably last a bit longer.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2007   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Porsche 997 GT3 RS (295/30 R19 W) on track for 5,000 spirited miles
I manage around 7-8 trackdays on a set which is more than I can say for a lot of track tyres. As you'd imagine the cup sport is really grippy in the dry and actually niec and progressive, not really snappy like some people describe the cheaper trackday rubber.

If you can get heat into them they're not awful in the wet but it's quite hard to build up enough heat. I really wouldn't recommend them as a primary road tyre.

Very sensitive to the correct tyre pressures. Will be buying again even if they cost a bit more.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 24, 2007   

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