London – Ford has chosen to fit Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires on its new Focus RS models, the French tire-maker has announced.
Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015, the new Ford Focus RS will be fitted with Michelin’s flagship tire in 235/35 ZR 19 front and rear.
Also, there is an option of Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for track-focused customers.
The tires offer a “surprising” level of grip and reduced lap times on the track, David Put, Ford development engineer and driver said in a Michelin press release.
Also, he pointed to the tires’ level of precision to road handling, which he said was a result of joint work carried out by Michelin and Ford Performance teams.
Both tires, according to Michelin, share technologies developed in motorsport, including a variable tension high-density fibre belt to ensure high-speed stability.
Due to its variable tension, the belt tightens the tread area more than the shoulders and as a result, centrifugal force is more effectively overcome and pressure is more evenly distributed throughout the contact patch.