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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S ZP

The Pilot Sport A/S ZP (Zero Pressure) is Michelin's Ultra High Performance All-Season self-supporting run-flat tire developed to provide temporary continuing mobility in the case of complete air loss due to a puncture for the drivers of Chevrolet C-5 Corvettes. The Pilot Sport A/S is designed to minimize dry and wet driving compromises while maximizing all-weather traction, including light snow.

 

Vehicle Application Tire Size
Chevrolet C-5 Corvette (front) 245/45R17 95Y
Chevrolet C-5 Corvette (rear) 275/40R18 99Y

The Pilot Sport A/S ZP features three different tread compounds applied side-by-side using the precise capabilities of Michelin's innovative "C3M" tire manufacturing process. The tread compound in both shoulders improves dry handling, while the compound used between the shoulders and center rib balances dry, wet, snow and cold weather traction. The compound used in the center rib boosts wet traction. These three tread compounds are molded into a directional tread design with a continuous circumferential center rib flanked by high angle directional tread blocks. The continuous center rib sharpens steering response and provides communicative road feel while reducing tire noise on dry roads. The high angle lateral tread blocks enhance responsiveness and handling while the tire's circumferential and high angle lateral grooves efficiently evacuate water to resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction. The tire's structure includes two high-tensile, lightweight steel cord belts reinforced with Michelin's "Filament At Zero" (FAZ) technology under the tread area. Michelin's FAZ spirally wraps an individual strand of KEVLAR across the entire tread area under the steel belts, and again above the steel belt's edges to enhance wear and ride comfort while providing high speed durability and predictable handling.

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