Porsche, Michelin Develop New Tires for Carrera GT

Porsche, Michelin Develop New Tires for Carrera GT
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Though the car hasn’t been produced since 2006, Porsche has teamed up with Michelin to produce a new set of tires for the German automaker’s Carrera GT.

A new Michelin Pilot Super Sport variant has been developed for the 1,270 Carrera GTs that exist in the world, which will replace the current Pilot Sport PS2 tire on the exotic sports car. With over a decade worth of tire development dedicated to just the Carrera GT, the newest Michelin rubber is designed to improve handling resulting in faster lap times and even a “more harmonious driving experience overall,” according to Porsche.

The new tire features the Porsche specification “N0″ on the sidewalls and is available in 265/35 ZR 19 and 335/30 ZR 20 sizes. Compared to the previous tire, the new Michelin product increases mileage use by up to 10 percent on normal roads and as much as 20 percent on tough race tracks. The new structure of the tire features the same tread compound found on Michelin’s racing tires, based on a “dual-compound” technology.

Even after ten years, the German automaker is looking after its Carrera GT owners, finding ways to improve performance and everyday luxury.

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