ERJ staff report (LMH)
Stoke-on-Trent, UK – The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tire will premiere on the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, Michelin UK Tyre has announced.
More than 100 dynamic evaluations and test session were conducted on tracks in Northern and Southern Europe – in Italy, at the Michelin Technology Centre in Ladoux and on the Nürburgring circuit – before the tire was approved.
Michelin said the tread compound for the Pilot Sport Cup 2 integrates Bi-Compound technology, which involves the use of different rubber compounds on the inside and outside of the tread. The main feature of the belt made with aramid, a high-density fibre, is its high tensile strength.