Michelin has introduced the latest high-performance Pilot Sport4 tyre for premium and sports vehicles at Kyalami Racing Circuit in Midrand, Johannesburg. The new tyre is built to satisfy high expectations of drivers who seeks pleasure and thrills.
Speaking about the new tyre, Gaganjot Singh, Commercial Director for Michelin Tyre Company South Africa said: “South Africa plays an important part in the Michelin Group’s global growth story and we are delighted to introduce the MICHELIN Pilot Sport4 to our customers locally.”
He added “The technological innovations in the ultra-responsive tread of this tyre come from Michelin Group’s longstanding experience in motor racing, especially Formula E. It constantly adapts to the road, thanks to mastery of dynamic interactions between the tyre architecture, tread pattern and materials, which results in optimal management of the contact patch.”
The new “Dynamic Response” technology of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport4 consists of a belt with hybrid aramid and nylon reinforcement that ensures optimal directional control. With high density, extreme tension-resistant and particularly lightweight fibre (five times more resistant than steel), centrifugal force at high speeds is perfectly controlled and the tyre contact patch remains constant, even at high speed.
High performance is achieved through a new homogeneous tread compound mix including functional elastomers and silica. Functional elastomers improve load distribution within the rubber mix, reinforcing its action.
The sidewall markings of most MICHELIN Pilot Sport4 sizes are designed using the ‘Premium Touch’ technology. This innovation from Michelin produces a velvet effect, which brings out the letters and graphics.
The tyre’s asymmetric design helps in superior handling and safety in addition to minimising audible noise for silent performance.
This tyre-line also features a strong casing which works as the skeleton of the tyre, leading to an overall robust performance of the tyre – a prerequisite in our markets.