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Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
The Pilot Exalto PE2 is Michelin's entry level Ultra High Performance Summer tire designed to raise both the status & performance of small sporty cars that use low profile-sized tires. The Pilot Exalto PE2 was inspired by Michelin's World Rally Championship (WRC) tire design & architecture, & was developed to provide crisp & responsive handling in both wet & dry conditions, however it is not intended to be driven in snow or on ice.

 

On the outside, the Pilot Exalto PE2 molds Michelin's WRC competition-inspired LMA (Life Maximized Adherence) tread compound optimized for street use to provide predictable handling & sustained levels of grip throughout the tire's life. The LMA tread compound is molded into Michelin's Variable Contact Patch (VCP) asymmetrical tread design with large independent outer shoulder tread blocks & a 70% rubber-to-road contact on the outer half of the tire's footprint to put more rubber on the road during extreme cornering to enhance responsiveness & sporty handling. The asymmetrical tread design also features 62% rubber-to-road contact on the inner half of the tire to enhance hydroplaning resistance & wet traction. Continuous center ribs help reduce noise while providing constant road contact to increase straight-line stability.

Internally, the Pilot Exalto PE2 features twin, high tensile steel belts that are fortified with Michelin's Banded At Zero (BAZ) technology (spiral-wrapped reinforcement) to stabilize the tread area to enhance handling & high-speed capability. A rayon cord body & dual sidewall reinforcements help resist lateral deflection to generate cornering force & stability.

Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 tires feature black sidewall styling with subtle black letters reversed out of a circumferential serrated band. They are V- or W-speed rated & available in 55-, 50-, 45- & 35-series sizes for 15" to 17" wheel diameters.

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