MICHELIN PS4

MICHELIN PS4

Michelin’s latest performance staple is in town – enter the Michelin Pilot Sport 4. It replaces the outgoing Pilot Sport 3 tyre, and aims to improve on its predecessor in every aspect, offering “innovations and advanced technologies that increase every aspect of performance and safety for drivers,” the company says.

The Pilot Sport 4 tyre is Michelin’s first to feature the brand’s ‘Dynamic Response’ technology, which employs a belt with hybrid aramid and nylon reinforcement for the tyre to better withstand centrifugal forces and maintain contact patch stability at high speeds, translating to improved traction, reactiveness, handling and control, according to Michelin.

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Increased braking efficiency and traction on both dry and wet surfaces come courtesy of new functional elastomers and hydrophobic silica, which have been added to the Pilot Sport 4’s rubber compound. Deep longitudinal grooves are said to effectively remove standing water from the contact patch, for a significant reduction in the risk of aquaplaning.

Categorised as a street performance tyre in the realm shared with the likes of the Continental Sport Contact 6 and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyre will be available in 23 sizes ranging from 16 inches to 19 inches in diameter, priced from RM481 to RM1,293.