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Pilot Super Sport - Size: 255/40ZR18

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  • Size: 255/40ZR18
  • Sidewall Style: Blackwall
  • Load Range: XL
  • Serv. Desc: (99Y)
  • UTQG: 300 AA A

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Tire Rack Test ResultsMichelin Pilot Super Sport

Three Against One in Max Performance Summer (05:50)
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Michelin's Pilot Super Sport has been at the top of the Max Performance Summer category since its debut in 2011. It's the benchmark by which all other tires in the category are judged.

Enter new contenders from Goodyear, Kumho and Pirelli. Is one from this trio primed to ascend to the top and end Michelin's reign on the throne? Our Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive will tell the story.

Read the Full Test Report

Ratings & reviews Michelin Pilot Super Sport

CONSUMER SURVEYS
Based on 1,182 submissions of our online survey.
Average Rating:
Performance Category: Max Performance Summer
  • Survey Stats
  • 7,672,845 Total Miles Reported
  • 2 out of 32 in Max Performance Summer Tires
  • 98% vs. best in Max Performance Summer Tires
Would You Recommend?
8.9 - Excellent
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Wet Performance
9.0 - Excellent
  • 9.0 Hydroplaning Resistance
  • 9.0 Wet Traction
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Dry Performance
9.5 - Excellent
  • 9.5 Cornering Stability
  • 9.6 Dry Traction
  • 9.4 Steering Response
Winter/Snow Performance
N/A
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Comfort Performance
8.8 - Excellent
  • 8.9 Ride Quality
  • 8.7 Noise
Treadwear Performance
8.2 - Good
Note: Consumer Survey Ratings are from 0-10 with 10 being the highest.
CONSUMER REVIEWS

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  • Motegi Racing SRT Motorsports Champions (03:05)
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    Follow the #91 and #93 SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper sponsored by Motegi Racing in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Series. Kuno Wittmer took home the GTLM Drivers Championship trophy and SRT Motorsports the GLTM Team Championship - all on Motegi Racing wheels and Michelin tires.

  • #FirstCarMoments (01:00)
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    You made them happy. Now keep them safe. Michelin tires. A better way forward. Share your #FirstCarMoment with us!

  • Clash of the Titans: Testing Two New Max Performance Summer Heavy Hitters (03:38)
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    Recently, two titans in the tire world launched new Max Performance Summer tires: Bridgestone and their Potenza S-04 Pole Position and Michelin with the Pilot Super Sport. Both are long-awaited replacements for very capable and popular products from each brand.

    How do they compare to the other heavy hitters in the category?

    Read the full test report.

  • HOT ROD Unlimited Tests 200-Treadwear Tires on a 1970 Plymouth (10:39)
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    HOT ROD Magazine visited our test track to find out which 200-treadwear tire will give you the best performance on an autocross-prepped muscle car. They tested six handling-oriented, street-legal performance tires on a ridiculous four-door, big-block powered 1970 Plymouth Satellite that outran a BMW on our test track! They also name a winner in the tire test, which included the BFGoodrich G-Force Rival, Dunlop Direzza ZII, Hankook Ventus R-S3 z222, Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Falken Azenis RK615k and Nitto NT05. Watch the video above, and for even more tire tech, look for an upcoming article in HOT ROD Magazine.

  • Head 2 Head 2015 BMW M4 Hot Laps (02:35)
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    On the Streets of Willow, the brand new BMW M4 and a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires took on the racetrack's tight, winding turns (in the hot sun). Motor Trend Head 2 Head's Randy Pobst knew it would be a big job with a car that fast and with that kind of torque/horsepower. Were the Michelins up to the job?

  • Head 2 Head 2015 Lexus RC F Hot Laps (02:55)
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    Motor Trend Head 2 Head's Randy Pobst and Tire Rack's Matt Edmonds were at the Streets of Willow with the brand new Lexus RC F. Randy knows how to get the most out of a vehicle on this racetrack and will push the RC F to use everything the Michelin Pilot Super Sport has to offer. Watch this Hot Lap video to see how it went.

  • Head2Head BMW M2 Hot Lap (04:45)
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    Tire Rack's Matt Edmonds went to Willow Springs International Raceway for a Hot Lap with Motor Trend Head2Head's Randy Pobst in the BMW M2. Pobst described the M2 as his favorite BMW right now, like "a German muscle car." And its Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires don't disappoint on the track.

  • Head2Head BMW X6 M Hot Lap (04:13)
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    The "fastest road in the West" is where we'll test the 2016 BMW X6 M with Motor Trend Head 2 Head's Randy Pobst. It's big. And it's ready with its M performance and Michelin Super Sport tires. Will this combo be the hot ticket on this 90-degree day at Willow Springs?

  • Head2Head Cadillac CTS-V Hot Lap (04:43)
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    With a new chassis and engine, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is a supercharged Black Beauty. Motor Trend Head2Head's Randy Pobst gets to know this car and its big Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on the Big Willow track at Willow Springs International Raceway.

  • I Need You: Michelin Big Game Commercial 2017 (00:30)
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    When you're needed. Wherever you're needed. Rely on our services and Michelin so you can be there when it matters most. #BeThereMoments

  • Ignition Cadillac CTS-V Hot Lap (03:46)
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    Cadillac's 3rd generation CTS-V with staggered Michelin Pilot Super Sports- most often used on performance vehicles- is put to the test at Big Willow.

    It's powerful and a thrill down the straightaways. And the CTS-V design complements the handling and grip that these tires provide. Just maybe the Super Sports are at their best on this "monster" of a Cadillac.

  • Latest vs. Greatest Max Performance Summer Tires (04:59)
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    Max Performance tires deliver an unsurpassed blend of dry/wet traction and handling for the street via high-tech materials and advanced manufacturing. They aren't hampered by the inherent compromises of an all-season tire. And unlike Extreme Performance tires, they have good road manners.

    How do the newest compare to the top tires in the category?

    Read the Full Test Report

  • MOTEGI RACING at 24 Hours of LeMans 2014 (03:49)
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    All roads lead to LeMans for this 24-hour sports car classic that's the ultimate test between man and machine. And victory is the ultimate goal for car, driver and component manufacturer. Motegi Racing's technical director tells us why the Technomesh (GTII) wheels are ready for the tough environment.

  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport Introductory Track Drive (03:01)
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    Michelin gave us the opportunity to preview the long-awaited successor to its benchmark Pilot Sport PS2 - the Pilot Super Sport - and experience its dry and wet performance at the Dubai Autodrome in the United Arab Emirates. Built to FIA standards, this track would prove to be a great location for the Pilot Super Sport to stretch its legs.

    Read the full test report.

  • Testing Max Performance Summer Tires (03:42)
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    We always look forward to testing Max Performance Summer tires - the proverbial running shoes for cars. They're the pinnacle in tire technology, blending the latest in tread compounds and internal components with highly engineered designs.

    To find out how they drive, we selected several of the best and two of the newest to compare.

    Read the full test report.

  • The Downshift Episode 65: The One About Tires (14:11)
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    Motor Trend's The Downshift, a team from Tire Rack, and a team from Motor Trend headed out to Willow Springs for some tire testing. Are performance tires better than factory tires? How much can they really make a difference? These questions and more are answered when Randy Pobst hits the track in a BMW 328i, Mustang V-6, and Subaru BRZ.

  • Three Against One in Max Performance Summer (05:50)
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    Michelin's Pilot Super Sport has been at the top of the Max Performance Summer category since its debut in 2011. It's the benchmark by which all other tires in the category are judged.

    Enter new contenders from Goodyear, Kumho and Pirelli. Is one from this trio primed to ascend to the top and end Michelin's reign on the throne? Our Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive will tell the story.

    Read the Full Test Report

  • Tire Rack TV Ad - Hot Dog Cart vs. Mountain Road (00:32)
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    How smart is taking a hot dog cart to a curvy mountain road? Not very. Watch to see why.

    Want to know what IS smart, though. Shopping for Michelin Pilot tires at TireRack.com. Reviews, comparison tools and 7,500+ independent Recommended Installers are why.

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