Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Dry Grip 96%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 91%
Handling 87%
Wear 84%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 91%

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S

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Tyre review data from 106 tyre reviews averaging 89% over 851,189 miles driven.

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport VS Continental Sport Contact 6 - 1st of 2 tyres

2015 Top 5 Summer Performance Tyres - 1st of 5 tyres

2011 Tirerack Max Performance Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 4 tyres

  • Positive - "Wow" handling and ultimate traction
  • Negative - We'd soften the ride just a little on big bumps to make everyday commuting more civilized
  • Overall - This is the new super star in the Max Performance Summer category
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/45 R17 88Y XL          
205/45 R17 88Y XL   F A 71  
215/45 R17 91Y XL   F A 71  
225/35 R18 87Y XL   E A 71  
245/35 R18 92Y XL   E B 71  
275/35 R18 99Y XL   F A 73  
295/35 R18 103Y XL   C A 73  
205/40 R18 86Y XL   F A 71  
215/40 R18 89Y XL   F A 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F A 71  
225/40 R18 88Y   E B 71  
245/40 R18 93Y   E C 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E A 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 71  
255/40 R18 95Y   E A 71  
255/40 R18 99Y XL   E A 71  
255/40 R18 99Y XL   E A 71  
265/40 R18 101Y XL   E A 71  
265/40 R18 101Y XL   E A 71  
275/40 R18 99Y   E B 72  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 71  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   E A 71  
235/45 R18 94Y   F A 71  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E A 71  
265/45 R18 101Y   E A 71  
235/30 R19 86Y XL   F A 71  
235/30 R19 86Y XL   F A 71  
245/30 R19 89Y XL   E A 71  
255/30 R19 91Y XL   F A 71  
255/30 R19 91Y XL   E A 71  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E A 71  
275/30 R19 96Y XL   E A 73  
285/30 R19 94Y   E C 74  
295/30 R19 100Y XL   E A 73  
305/30 R19 102Y XL   E A 73  
325/30 R19 105Y XL   E A 75  
345/30 R19 109Y XL   E A 73  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   E A 71  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   E A 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E B 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E B 71  
245/35 R19 89Y   F A 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 71  
255/35 R19 92Y   E A 71  
255/35 R19 92Y   F B 72  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E B 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E A 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E B 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E B 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E A 71  
275/35 R19 96Y   E A 72  
275/35 R19 100Y XL   E A 73  
275/35 R19 100Y XL   E B 73  
285/35 R19 99Y   E C 73  
285/35 R19 103Y XL   E A 73  
295/35 R19 104Y XL   C B 73  
295/35 R19 104Y XL   C B 73  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E A 71  
235/40 R19 96Y XL   E A 71  
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E A 71  
255/40 R19 100Y XL   F A 71  
265/40 R19 102Y XL   C B 71  
275/40 R19 105Y XL   E A 73  
285/40 R19 107Y XL   E A 73  
285/40 R19 103Y   C A 73  
225/45 R19 96Y XL   F A 71  
255/45 R19 104Y XL   E A 71  
255/45 R19 100Y   E A 71  
285/25 R20 93Y XL   E A 73  
295/25 R20 95Y XL   E A 73  
305/25 R20 97Y XL   E A 73  
325/25 R20 101Y XL   E A 75  
335/25 R20 99Y   E C 74  
235/30 R20 88Y XL   E A 71  
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E A 71  
255/30 R20 92Y XL   E A 71  
265/30 R20 94Y XL   E B 71  
265/30 R20 94Y XL   F A 71  
275/30 R20 97Y XL   E A 73  
275/30 R20 0 XL   E A 73  
285/30 R20 95Y   F B 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E A 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E B 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E B 73  
285/30 R20 0 XL   E A 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E B 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   C A 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E B 73  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E A 73  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E B 73  
335/30 R20 108Y XL   E A 74  
345/30 R20 106Y   E A 74  
225/35 R20 90Y XL   E A 71  
235/35 R20 92Y XL   F B 71  
235/35 R20 88Y   F A 71  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 71  
245/35 R20 91Y   F A 71  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E A 71  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 71  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 71  
255/35 R20 0 XL   E A 71  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E A 71  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 71  
265/35 R20 99Y XL   E B 71  
265/35 R20 95Y   E A 71  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E A 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E A 71  
275/35 R20 0 XL   E A 73  
285/35 R20 104Y XL   E A 73  
285/35 R20 104Y XL   E B 73  
295/35 R20 105Y XL   C B 73  
295/35 R20 105Y XL   C A 73  
295/35 R20 101Y   E B 73  
315/35 R20 110Y XL   E B 75  
315/35 R20 110Y XL   C B 75  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   E A 71  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   E A 71  
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E A 71  
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E A 71  
235/45 R20 100Y XL   E A 71  
255/45 R20 105Y XL   E A 71  
295/25 R21 96Y XL   E A 73  
305/25 R21 0 XL   E A 73  
305/25 R21 98Y XL   E A 73  
325/25 R21 102Y XL   E A 75  
245/30 R21 91Y XL   E A 71  
255/30 R21 93Y XL   E A 71  
265/30 R21 0 XL   E A 71  
265/30 R21 96Y XL   E A 71  
285/30 R21 100Y XL   E A 73  
285/30 R21 0 XL   E A 73  
295/30 R21 0 XL   E A 73  
295/30 R21 102Y XL   E A 73  
325/30 R21 108Y XL   C B 73  
245/35 R21 0 XL   E A 71  
245/35 R21 96Y XL   E A 71  
285/35 R21 105Y XL   C B 73  
235/30 R22 0 XL   E A 71  
265/30 R22 97Y XL   E A 71  
265/30 R22 0 XL   E A 71  
295/30 R22 103Y XL   C A 75  
305/30 R22 105Y XL   C A 75  
265/35 R22 102Y XL   C A 71  
275/35 R22 104Y XL   C A 71  
305/35 R22 110Y XL   C A 73  
315/25 R23 102Y XL   C A 75  

Questions and Answers for the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

2016-04-25 - I'm looking for a bit of advice on some tyres for my Megane RS250. Currently I am running Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40 ZR18 92Y XL. The correct size tyre for the car is 235. I've managed to find PSS's in 235/40 ZR18 95Y but not XL and have a DOT of 2012. With the 235 being a larger load rating (95Y), will the performance of the tyre be the same as that of the 92Y XL? And were the PSS made in 2012 different to those made now?

The performance of the two tyres will be very similar, the 235 might be a little stronger on the sidewall, but as it has a little more sidewall it will balance out. There's every chance the PSS will have gone through minor updates since 2012, and has now been discontinued in 235/40 R18. Michelin would recommend you try the Pilot Sport 4 instead.


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Size Price Range  
225/40 R18 £116.38 - £145.46 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £151.14 - £166.32 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/35 R19 £177.44 - £197.69 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £143.30 - £184.00 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £178.91 - £273.40 (29 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 96 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Michelin Pilot Super Sport Review

Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan 370Z (275/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 9,500 spirited miles
Assuming this tyre to be the pinnacle for grip, I am disappointed. The dealer placed the 'star rated' (BMW) tyres on my 370z &there is little grip when cold and or mildly warm. When only properly hot do I start to get grip but that means a lot of wheel spin &sliding prior. Not ideal in public on the street. No issues normal driving or rain. Recently at CONSTANT throttle on a reasonable curving road the rear stepped out and was saved by the electronics. Unacceptable when I can drive that corner faster in a standard NA Ford Focus with no drama, in any other car either? Seems the Star rated is very different from the standard version, more a track tyre &terrible on the street
63 - tyre reviewed on September 10, 2016   

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Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport (235/40 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 10,500 spirited miles
I changed all 4 tyres from Bridgestone 050's to Michelin Pilot Super Sport for £175 each (Sept 2016). They feel softer than the Bridgestone's, so a slightly better ride. Also quieter, but don't have much in the way of rim protection. I didn't have these on for long (1500 miles) before I swapped over to my winter wheels/tyres (235/45/18 Nokian WR A3), but they grip really well in the dry and wet, although initial turn in isn't as sharp as the previous tyres (as they are softer). As someone else has mentioned, they need a little warming up before they function at their best.
These were then refitted in the beginning of May 2017, the wheels/tyres that were on the rear were fitted to the front and vice versa. Now it's November 2017 and the fronts are down to 2.5mm and covered another 9000 miles, so 10500 miles in total. The rears have also worn quite a lot too, down to 3 - 3.5mm. Slightly disappointed at that, though sort of what I was used to on my previous car for the fronts . For comparison, the Bridgestone 050's lasted for 15000 miles. They still perform well in the dry and wet at normal commuting speeds, though not so well in heavy rain at higher speeds due to their inability to dissipate water due to lack of tread depth.
I wouldn't buy these again now that they have been replaced by the Pilot Sport 4 S, but also not sure if I want to try those either, though I will consider them depending on price.

I mainly drive on minor A and B roads, short stretches of major A roads, towns/ villages at either end of my journeys and occasional motorways. I would say that the majority is spirited driving.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2017   
Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz SLK 200 (245/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 22,000 average miles
First six months (5000 km) it was the perfect tire. No slip at any conditions. Wet roads felt like dry ones regarding my previews continental sport contact 3. I was feeling that i had discovered fire with them! The next six months tires were great but not unbelievable as the first six months. From 12 to 24 months everything changed (15000 km +). Slip came often on dry. Breaking became more difficult at slow speeds with ABS involvement when more than 50% breaking power used. After 24 months and 30000 km the tire was really bad at any conditions except of highways were heating did its work and the car behaved good.
Front 225/45/18 rear 245/35/18. 30 months and 35000 km since initial condition tires performance is unacceptable. Thread is up to 5 mm at the front and 4 at the rear. Cars alignment and correct pressure are the reasons for the remaining thread. Normal driving mostly, high speeds only on highways. I wouldn't buy again not considering that it was the most expensive tire i could buy , but its perfect performance that i got used to at the beginning and vanished after 12-18 months giving me a great disappointment. Have not tried good year yet maybe i ll give it a shot. I will read some reviews and decide.

I hope i helped you, don't forget that this is the perfect tire when new and that the performance will be lost after 18 months in an every day car.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 5, 2017   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Porsche 997 911 (235/35 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 25,000 average miles
Not officially approved for Porsche but installed on later models. Brilliant wear, strong grip in dry, not so good in the wet. Compared to the last set of bridgestone (porsche approved) there is no comparison. Those lasted half the milage, did not perform as well. A little noisy, but overall brilliant - very confidence inspiring
1 - tyre reviewed on August 6, 2017   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 Quattro 220 bhp TFSI (255/35 R19 W) on mostly town for 20,000 spirited miles
FANTASTIC!!
If i was keeping the Audi I would replace with 4S as these are now superseded, I was running Continental Sport Contact 3 from factory they were unsafe within 12,000km!! these bad boys however are going strong 20,000km in and still look new!! unbeleivable tyres and well worth the money, you get what you pay for here lads! 10/10 in all areas.
1 - tyre reviewed on June 19, 2017   
Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda MX5 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Having used these for several months over a warm UK summer and then wet and cold autumn and winter I can honestly say they are really good when warm but when cold and wet tend to run out of grip with not that much warning.

This tyre seems to need heat, so it makes me wonder what Pilot Cup 2 need to get them working ok.

Not sure how this tyre got 89% in wet conditions, it's a 70% tyre in wet, more than 90% in dry for general road spirited driving ( not track work).
14 - tyre reviewed on January 2, 2017   

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