Michelin Launch the Michelin Pilot Sport 3

So, one of our all time favourite tyres, and arguably the tyre that first got us into rubber has had a facelift! With big expectations the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 certainly has a lot to live up to. Lets see what's new...

Well, the tread pattern is new, but only very slightly. The original Pilot Sport had the old school aggressive directional tread pattern, but with the introduction of the the Pilot Sport 2 came a new asymmetric design. The Pilot Sport 3 continues this by slightly altering the snipe pattern, but very little else.

TUV have tested the tyre back with the Pilot Sport 2 and found the new tyre has "Better road-holding in bends and three metres shorter braking distance on wet roads", which is a significant change in wet performance. To help us understand better Michelin have published this neat little graph to show the improvements over the PS2.

Pilot sport 3 vs pilot sport 2
Here at tyrereviews we can't wait to get our hands on a set for a long term test. If anyone from Michelin happens to be reading, please feel free to drop us an email! If you have any experience with the PS3 then please head over to our Michelin Pilot Sport 3 review page and let the world know how good (or bad!) they are.

Michelin Pilot Sport 3 sizes released on the 1st January 2010 are:
  • 225/45 ZR17 91Y
  • 225/40 ZR18 92Y XL
  • 225/40 ZR18 92W XL
  • 225/45 ZR17 94W XL
  • 235/40 ZR18 95Y XL
  • 235/45 ZR17 97Y XL
  • 245/40 ZR17 91Y
  • 245/40 ZR18 97Y XL
  • 245/45 ZR17 99Y XL
  • 255/35 ZR18 94Y XL
  • 265/35 ZR18 97Y XL
  • 255/40 ZR19 100Y XL
  • 275/35 ZR18 99Y XL
  • 275/40 ZR19 101Y XL
  • 245/40 ZR19 98Y XL
  • 255/40 ZR18 99Y XL MO1
  • 285/35 ZR18 101Y XL MO1
  • 255/35 ZR19 96Y AO
Michelin Pilot Sport 3 sizes to be released between July 2010 and October 2010 are:
  • 205/40 R17 84W XL
  • 225/45 R17 94Y XL
  • 205/45 R16 83V
  • 205/45 R16 87W XL
  • 195/45 R16 84V XL
  • 205/55 R16 91W
  • 205/45 R17 88W XL
  • 205/50 R17 93W XL
  • 205/50 R16 87V


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