Paris – Michelin has unveiled a new sport tire which it claims is the first "100% connect ready" product on the market.
The new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 Connect tire has been designed with an integrated container intended to receive a sensor.
The user will have to simply insert the Michelin track connect sensors which help optimise the tire’s performance, particularly during track days, said the French tire maker 10 June.
To be premiered by BMW M2 C2 as original equipment, the tire is dedicated to 80% on track and 20% on the road and is claimed to offer a gain of 7.29 seconds after 10 laps.
To improve the feeling and efficiency of the tire, Michelin said it has combined two polyester plies, two steel plies and a polyamide ply in the construction of the product.
In addition, the tire features “wavy summit architecture”, which waves the summit plies by the addition of rubber under the structural steel cable of the tire. This helps reduce response time and increase "the feeling of sportiness" behind the wheel, according to Michelin.
Furthermore, the tire maker has employed “dynamic response technology” in the building of tire, which involves using a high density aramid and polyamide hybrid belt to increase driving precision and tire behaviour under load.
The belt, which is located just below the tread, is both very resistant and light, according to Michelin. At equivalent weight, the associated polyamide and aramid are claimed to be five times more resistant than steel.
These technical improvements, Michelin said, allow higher cornering speeds and "excellent" stability at high speeds.
On the track, this also results into better lap times and more safety on the circuit and on the road, it added.