Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

Dry Grip 98%
Wet Grip 70%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 88%
Wear 62%
Comfort 72%
Buy again 87%

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is a Trackday and Competition Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Plus

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R

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Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 51,300 miles driven.

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Tyre Test Highlights

2018 Sport Auto 19 inch UHP and Track Day Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Very usable track day tyre with excellent steering response, good feedback and a strong wet performance for a track day tyre.
  • Negative - A little nervous on high speed load changes compared to the Pirelli.

2017 Track Day Tyre Test - 1st of 5 tyres

  • Positive - The track day tyre without fault. Accurate steering, balanced driving dynamics and high grip levels in the wet and dry. Excellent aquaplaning performance and good comfort (for a track tyre) means this tyre justifies the price.
  • Negative - None mentioned.

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 - Launched - 1st of 2 tyres

  • Overall - When compared directly to the Cup+, initial impressions of the Cup 2 were actually negative - it’s a slightly slower steering tyre in low speed corners. While it's only a fraction, it was noticeable while testing back to back, however the payoff was clear the first time a high speed corner was taken - stability. So much more stability, to the point it felt like the 911 had uprated dampers.

    Where the Cup+ needed two inputs for each corner, the first to turn the car and the second to catch the car as it settled into the turn, the Cup 2 was in another league. A single turn placed the car exactly where you wanted it to be, and mid corner you weren't fighting the grip as you were on the Cup+. On the subject of grip, the Cup 2 had noticeably more dry grip than the Cup+, and while the turn two understeer hadn't been eliminated, the car had a much better balance mid corner. While these were big steps forward, there were more subtle steps too. The Cup 2 offered more braking stability at the end of the long straight, curbs upset the car less, and powerslides, if your thing, were easier with the new tyre as it provided more communication past the limit. Ultimate lap time: 2.09.7, 2.4 seconds faster than the Cup+ with no signs of overheating. When you combine all this with 50% better wear on all tyres of vehicles, the Cup 2 is a real winner.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
255/40 R17 98Y XL   E C 71  
215/45 R17 91Y XL   E C 70  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   E C 70  
285/30 R18 97Y XL   E C 73  
295/30 R18 98Y XL   E C 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   E C 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E C 70  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E C 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E C 71  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
285/30 R19 94Y          
295/30 R19 100Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R19 102Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R19 102Y XL   E C 73  
325/30 R19 105Y XL   E C 73  
325/30 R19 105Y XL   E C 73  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 70  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 70  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 70  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E C 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E C 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E C 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E E 71  
275/35 R19 100Y XL   E C 71  
285/35 R19 103Y XL   E C 73  
235/40 R19 96Y XL   E C 70  
265/40 R19 102Y XL   E C 71  
325/25 R20 101Y XL   E C 73  
335/25 R20 99Y          
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E C 70  
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E C 70  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E C 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E E 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E C 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E C 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E C 73  
325/30 R20 106Y XL   E C 73  
345/30 R20 106Y   E C 72  
245/35 R20 91Y   F C 70  
245/35 R20 91Y   F C 70  
265/35 R20 95Y   E C 71  
265/35 R20 99Y XL   E C 71  
285/35 R20 104Y XL   E C 73  
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E C 71  
325/30 R21 104Y   C C 73  
325/30 R21 108Y XL   E C 73  
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Size Price Range  
225/45 R17 £123.60 - £129.00 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/35 R19 £207.20 - £232.90 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/40 R17 £185.00 - £205.80 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 37 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Review

Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda RX8 (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Have the OEM Bridgestone RE040's on the front and the Sport Cups on the rear. Previously had the OEM's all round and having read reviews wanted to try them. The rears are now so good that a previously very well balanced car will understeer as the rears hang on so much better than the fronts although the fronts do only have about 4mm left. Can't wait to get the Sport Cups on the front now. Would highly recommend.
61 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2014   

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Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Megane RS250 CUP (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 4,500 spirited miles
In the dry probably the best tyre I have ever had, but for maximum grip it needs to be hot. Have them on Megane rs250 in 235/35/19 and 235/40/18. On wet drive normally and no problems. Be aware of aquaplaning.
4 - tyre reviewed on June 6, 2018   
Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a BMW M3 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 4,800 spirited miles
The most balanced extreme performance tyre!
Tyre feedback is the best amongst these extreme performance tyres.
Dry performance is very good with not bad wet handling.
Wear on these tyres are insane.....you expect it to last only for around 12000km or a year.....and it's not cheap
16 - tyre reviewed on May 9, 2018   
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Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Porsche 964 (255/40 R17) on track for 6,000 spirited miles
Fantastic track day tyre with very strong sidewalls. Will definitely buy again.
3 - tyre reviewed on April 19, 2018   

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