ERJ staff report (BC)
New Orleans - Michelin North America has unveiled the latest in its Pilot family of tires, the Pilot Sport A/S 3.
The company attributes â€œbreakthrough levels of dry gripâ€ to its Variable Contact Patch 2.0 configuration combined with an â€œaggressiveâ€ asymmetric tread pattern.
Strong wet grip and resistance to hydroplaning regardless of road surface are claimed on the basis of a high silica content in the tread compound, variable-thickness sipes and large circumferential grooves.
Cold weather performance is attributed to Michelin's Helio Compound (including sunflower oil), the variable-thickness sipes again, and biting edges in the tread grooves.