Jump to content
  • New Member Sign-up

    Sign-up to become a member and interact with other members on the forum

  • The Doc
    The Doc

    The New Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

       (0 reviews)
      Title: The New Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

    The bold claim from Michelin on the launch of their new tyre is they expect the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S to be "one of the most successful sports tires ever designed by Michelin for the general public."

     

    A tyre that is designed for sports cars and high performance saloons, we are also told that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S offers "unparalleled driving pleasure thanks to its exceptional steering precision and directional stability.  It provides maximum performance and safety on all surfaces due to its optimized tread footprint which grips the road in all situations, even the most extreme."

     

    Screen%20Shot%202016-10-05%20at%2011_54_59%20AM.jpg

     

    The new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S replaces the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, and are available from all the major tyre retailers as of this month.  The new tyre is available at launch in 34 sizes for 19 and 20 inch wheels.  The outgoing MPSS was already an exceptionally well rated tyre by many and a firm favourite across the Cayman and Porsche fraternity, so the replacement certainly has a lot to live up to.  

     

    Tyre Sizes (at launch)

     

    Presentation2.jpg

     

    Braking Performance

    The PS4S' dual compound technology benefits both the tyre's wet and dry surface braking performance.  The outer tread uses a new hybrid compound that promotes grip on dry surfaces while the inner part uses a new compound that contains silica combined with elastomers that give the PS4S to superior performance in wet conditions.

    Tests performed by TÜV SÜD in June and July 2016 show the PS4S having a shorter stopping distance than five of the obvious premium competitors on both dry and wet surfaces.

     

    ps4-drybraking.jpg

     

    ps4-wetbraking.jpg


    Wear Performance

    Tyre longevity was evaluated by DEKRA Test Center, using 255/35-19 96Y XL PS4S tires. These tyres were the only one to last longer than 50,000 kilometers (31,068 miles).  The PS4S reportedly achieved a mileage of 52,032 kilometres (32,331 miles), a distance exceeding that of its nearest rival, the Pirelli PZero Nero GT, by 2,602 kilometers (1,616 miles).

    ps4-longevity.jpg

    On-track Performance

    The TÜV SÜD testers also found that the PS4S delivered the best lap time on a 2.6 km (1.6 mile) circuit, completing the course 0.40 seconds faster than the nearest competitor and 1.39 seconds quicker than the slowest.


    ps4-laptime.jpg


    On-road Performance

     

    According to Michelin, the Pilot Sport 4 S also "passes a new milestone in terms of reducing road noise, while providing good levels of driving comfort." Other bells and whistles include a velvet-like sidewall relief, like that seen on the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, as well as a wheel protecting design.

     

    An interesting video about the new tyre hosted by the guys at Engineering Explained is well worth a watch...

    Michelin-Pilot-Sport-4-2-750x564.jpg




    User Feedback

    Create an account or sign in to leave a review

    You need to be a member in order to leave a review

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    There are no reviews to display.


  • PDI - Porsche Design Innovations Custom parts

    Hi everyone,    Having lost my job (professional car designer) due to Covid19 I've decided to focus on what I love doing and I'm passionate about and hopefully turn it into a business: designing custom parts for Porsche cars starting with the 987 platform initially.   The idea is to have a UK based business without the need to import from other countries, but equally I'd be happy to ship anywhere in the world. For us here in UK I see not may options and more importantly they

    Andrea
    Andrea
    987 Cayman (2006-2012) 95

    Tidy 987.2 for sale

    Saw this in the CABO UK Facebook group just now and thought it looked a lot tidier than most at that price if there's anyone out there looking.

    Ginginho
    Ginginho
    987 Cayman (2006-2012) 19

    PCM 3 bluetooth query

    Hi The telephone stuff all works fine, but is there a way that when my phone is paired with the PCM and I have a podcast on my phone that it can stream itself through the car hi-fi, ditto for the Google Maps voiceover on my phone..... I can't quite work out what buttons/settings to press. Best regards Julian    

    Julian987
    Julian987
    987 Cayman (2006-2012) 29

    First engine fault scare

    PSM failure Start stop disabled Engine light came on Running rough, no power   Oh no,  this sounds expensive!!!   Off/on and all seemed ok until a few miles later and same again.      6 new coils later and all good.   2 had failed,  1 was intermittent and one had faulted in the past. 

    Neil_jdmr
    Neil_jdmr
    981 Cayman (2012-2016) 2

    Tailpipe design

    Looking to get a new tailpipe. Is there any advantage/disadvantage over getting the one in the link over the oem T design   https://www.cargraphic.de/en/your-vehicle/for-porsche/for-cayman/for-9872/for-29l/exhaust-system-and-components/sport-tailpipes-for-porsche-9872-cayman-29l/perp87er35rx/

    mc5
    mc5
    987 Cayman (2006-2012) 8
  • Porsche Myths Busted: Car Insurance & N-rated Tyres

    There will be many eyes rolling at the title I'm sure and much has been written on many an internet forum on the topic of N-rated tyres.   But I'm not here to enter the murky depths of whether an N-rated tyre has a different rubber compound to it's non-rated equivalent, nor am I going to make any claims as to the performance differences and whether by not using N-rated tyres you will find yourself in a ditch one day.     Today, I'm focussing on something more specific, and answering th

    The Doc
    The Doc
    Records
  • BrandsHatch2

    Mitch51
    Mitch51
    Member Albums

    IMG_3123.JPG

    Cayman adventures

    Mitch51
    Mitch51
    Member Albums

    IMG_2571.JPG

    Mitch51
    Mitch51
    Member Albums

    Old Winchester Hill, Hampshire.

    Took this today during a quick blast out this afternoon.

    Bluedot
    Bluedot
    Member Albums 1

    Forest Pit Stop

    Beanoir™
    Beanoir™
    Member Albums


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.