Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tire Review & Rating

When you have a tire that is original equipment on some of the highest performing sports cars manufactured in the world today, then you know it has to be well made and deliver top performance. That’s exactly what you get with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire. 

Dry or wet surface performance is awe inspiring behind the wheel. The Le Mans inspired tread compound on the outer shoulder sports track-type performance that holds up to the added stresses of high speed cornering.

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tire Review
Michelin’s latest generation wet oriented elastomers combine with notched center ribs and an inboard shoulder to give this tire incredible wet surface performance at higher speeds.

The one thing about most maximum performance summer tires is that are all about speed and handling, at the sacrifice of tread life. Most tend to wear out after 15,000-20,000 miles. That is not the case with this Pilot Super Sport. Michelin has designed the tread compound to last up to twice as long as other competitor tires through the use of Variable Contact Patch 2.0 technology and a unique Twaron (more on that below) belt for longer wear.

Inside the tread you will find dual steel belts that are spirally wound with Twaron cord. Why does this matter? Twaron is a polyamide cord that is not only super-strong to withstand the forces of high speed driving, but it is also much lighter weight and longer wearing. The result is better performance and added long-term durability. Michelin claims up to a 12% gain in handling over other competitors with this new technology, and it shows.

Michelin offers sizes ranging from 17-22 inches, and all sizes sport a Y-speed rating. An unheard of 30K mile tread warranty is also part of the package.


  • Handling and grip in the corners is simply the best in class
  • Wet surface traction is excellent
  • Tire has very little road noise and a gives a comfortable ride
  • 30,000 mile tread warranty is amazing for max performance summer tires


  • None, unless you consider price to be an issue

Overall Thoughts

If an ultra-high performance tire is what you are seeking for your sports car or sedan, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is what you are looking for. The grip and handling in the corners is amazing, whether on the road or track. What may be even more surprising is the quiet and comfortable ride this tire offers as well. Michelin has even added a 30K mile warranty, which is unreal for tires in this category.

Overall, there’s not much more we can add here. If you’re reading this, then you likely already know what a quality performance tire the Super Sport is. Yes, we like other models like the Continental DW and Pirelli P Zero among several others. Of course, you can argue and make cases for all of them. But when it comes down to putting the best of the best on your high-performance vehicle, there’s no other tire better than this one. Simply stated… there’s a reason why this tire is used as original equipment on several of the world’s most prestigious sports cars… because it is the best in class.

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What Vehicles Will The Pilot Super Sport Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura RSX, TL, TSX
  • BMW 740i, M3, 335i, M5, 328i, 550i
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro
  • Ford Mustang GT
  • Honda Civic, Accord, S2000
  • Infiniti G37, M35
  • Mazda RX-8, Mazda3, MX-5
  • Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, C300, E63 AMG, SL500
  • Mini Cooper S
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Nissan 350Z, GT-R, 370Z
  • Pontiac Solstice, G8, GTO
  • Porsche 911, Cayman, Boxter
  • Subaru Impreza WRX
  • Volkswagen R32, Beetle, GTi

Tire Sizes


205/45R17 88Y XL BSW
215/45R17 91Y XL BSW
225/45R17 94Y XL BSW
235/45R17 97Y XL BSW
245/40R17 95Y XL BSW
245/45R17 99Y XL BSW


205/40R18 86Y XL BSW
215/40R18 89Y XL BSW
225/40R18 88Y SL BSW
225/40R18 92Y XL BSW
225/45R18 95Y XL BSW
225/50R18 99Y XL BSW
235/40R18 95Y XL BSW
235/45R18 94 SL BSW
235/50R18 101Y XL BSW
245/35R18 92Y XL BSW
245/40R18 97Y XL BSW
245/40R18 97Y XL BSW
245/45R18 100Y XL BSW
255/35R18 94Y XL BSW
255/35R18 94Y XL BSW
255/40R18 95 SL BSW
255/40R18 99Y XL BSW
265/35R18 97Y XL BSW
265/40R18 101Y XL BSW
265/40R18 101Y XL BSW
265/45R18 101Y SL BSW
275/35R18 99Y XL BSW GM
275/35R18 99Y XL BSW
275/40R18 99Y SL BSW
285/35R18 101Y XL BSW
295/35R18 103 XL BSW


225/35R19 88Y XL BSW
225/40R19 93Y XL BSW
225/45R19 96Y XL BSW
235/30R19 86Y XL BSW
235/35R19 91Y XL BSW
235/40R19 96Y XL BSW
245/35R19 93Y XL BSW
245/35R19 93Y XL BSW
245/40R19 98Y XL BSW
255/30R19 91Y XL BSW
255/35R19 96Y XL BSW
255/35R19 92Y SL BSW BM
255/35R19 92Y SL BSW
255/35R19 96Y XL BSW
255/40R19 100Y XL BSW
255/45R19 104Y XL BSW
265/30R19 93Y XL BSW
265/35R19 98Y XL BSW
265/35R19 98Y XL BSW
265/35R19 98Y XL BSW N0
265/40R19 102Y XL BSW
275/30R19 96Y XL BSW
275/35R19 100Y XL BSW
275/35R19 96Y SL BSW
275/40R19 105Y XL BSW
285/35R19 103Y XL BSW
285/40R19 107Y XL BSW
285/40R19 103 SL BSW VM
295/30R19 100Y XL BSW
295/35R19 104Y XL BSW
295/35R19 104Y XL BSW
305/30R19 102Y XL BSW
325/30R19 105Y XL BSW
345/30R19 109Y XL BSW


235/35R20 92Y XL BSW
245/30R20 90Y XL BSW
245/35R20 95Y XL BSW FE
245/45R20 103Y XL BSW
255/30R20 92Y XL BSW
255/35R20 97 XL BSW
255/35R20 97Y XL BSW
255/40R20 101Y XL BSW N0
255/40R20 101Y XL BSW
255/45R20 105Y XL BSW
265/30R20 94Y XL BSW
265/35R20 95Y SL BSW
265/35R20 99Y XL BSW
275/30R20 97Y XL BSW
275/35R20 102Y XL BSW
285/25R20 93Y XL BSW
285/30R20 99Y XL BSW
285/30R20 99Y XL BSW FE
285/30R20 99Y XL BSW
285/35R20 104Y XL BSW
295/25R20 95Y XL BSW
295/30R20 101Y XL BSW OE
295/30R20 101Y XL BSW OE
295/30R20 101Y XL BSW
295/35R20 105Y XL BSW N0
295/35R20 105Y XL BSW FE
295/35R20 101Y SL BSW
305/30R20 103Y XL BSW
315/35R20 110Y XL BSW FE
315/35R20 110Y XL BSW
325/25R20 101Y XL BSW
335/30R20 108Y XL BSW N0
345/30R20 106Y SL BSW


245/35R21 96Y XL BSW
255/30R21 93Y XL BSW
265/30R21 96Y XL BSW
265/30R21 96Y XL BSW
285/35R21 105Y XL BSW
295/25R21 96Y XL BSW
295/30R21 102Y XL BSW
295/30R21 102Y XL BSW
305/25R21 98Y XL BSW
325/30R21 108Y XL BSW


235/30R22 90Y XL BSW
265/30R22 97Y XL BSW

Price Range

Prices on the Michelin Super Sport range from approximately $135 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Michelin warrants the treadlife of the Pilot Super Sport for 6-years or 30,000 miles. (They cut that in half if you use different sizes in rear than in front) Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are covered for 6-years and include free tire replacement during the first year or first 25% of wear. Michelin prorates out the amount for the remaining time period down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

You will also find a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year flat tire changing service with this model.

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