Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Dry Grip 96%
Wet Grip 89%
Road Feedback 91%
Handling 87%
Wear 84%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 92%
Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S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 101 tyre reviews averaging 89% over 770,689 miles driven.

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Tyre Test Highlights

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 £118.71 - £211.30 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £134.87 - £236.70 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/35 R19 £173.52 - £198.90 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £141.86 - £178.00 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £175.48 - £196.91 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 93 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
19 - tyre reviewed on September 10, 2016   

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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).
3 - tyre reviewed on January 2, 2017   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI PP DSG (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 11,000 average miles
The car came with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT and as I was not happy with wear and dry grip including feedback and progressiveness I changed them while they were still new-ish. Fitting PSS on this car I did compromise wet grip a bit especially in cold, but I've never experienced such a outstanding dry grip, feedback and progressiveness. I loved my car before that purchase but I started to love it even more after.
Now as they have 11k miles and 4 mm tread left they do tend to lose grip much earlier. But they are due to change. Problem is Michelin stopped producing them in this dimension, and the only available option is Pilot Sport 4. I did make request from dealer to try to find a set of 4 PSS somewhere in europe. I'll see how this will go. If not most probably will try PS4.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 21, 2016   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz E250 CDI (275/30 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
I came from a VW Golf GT 170 running in Michelin Crossclimates which were fantastic (I live in the IOM where rain features...alot); they left the steering a little woolly but worth the sacrifice for the reassurance especially as now my wife's car. Now I drive a Mercedes E250 Sport (mistake really as an E Class is meant to be a luxo-barge and doesn't really suit sport suspension etc. No matter). The E Class came with PSS 275/30/19 rear, 235/35/19 fronts...what fantastic tyres. Grip is phenomenal, wet grip amazing...while driving on the M6 in wet conditions there was quite a bit of surface water which I know would have unsettled previous cars I have owned. The Merc felt rock solid, no lightness to the steering, nothing but grip and reassurance. Steering feel is great with very little sidewal or lateral give (if that is the right terminology). Only complaint would by the tyre noise. Big tyre, lots of surface contact I suppose it goes with the territory. But that's it, I will be buying again that is for sure (not sure when as wear also very good).
2 - tyre reviewed on September 14, 2016   
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
19 - tyre reviewed on September 10, 2016   
Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall Astra VXR (235/35 R19 W) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
Didn't enjoy these tyres at all, found them very temperature dependant (when the tyres were cool they had much lower grip than when warm). Also found that they'd let go much sooner than other tyres I'd tried on my car. In the wet they were far too easy to spin, especially at junctions when you're turning.

Also found that they caused body roll, my previous tyres were much stiffer sidewall (Michelin are XL tyres). The body roll meant I never had confidence in these tyres that I had in previous tyres. Never lost grip on a corner, probably because they never felt like I could really push them.

Road noise was good, had the tyres on for 5,000 miles and weren't 1/4 warn, so life seems good. Didn't notice any MPG change.

For the money I paid, these were a huge dissapointment. I'd of been better off getting something with a stiffer sidewall.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 5, 2016   

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