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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup+ / N-Spec

Pilot Sport Cup+ (Plus) / N-Spec Track & Competition DOT radials benefit from the same attention to detail that has earned Michelin repeated successes at major endurance races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Pilot Sport Cup+ and N-Spec tires were developed for enthusiasts who participate in track day events, as well as for serious drivers on the road. Homologated as Original Equipment (O.E.) on the E92 BMW M3 and Porsche 911, GT2, GT3 and GT3 RS models, Pilot Sport Cup+ / N-Spec tires meet all the requirements for road use as well, however they are not intended to be driven on extremely wet roads with standing water where there is the risk of hydroplaning, or in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

Pilot Sport Cup+ / N-Spec tires feature an asymmetric tread design with a massive outboard shoulder rib to enhance steering response and cornering stability in dry conditions while a thin circumferential outboard shoulder groove and wide circumferential grooves and independent tread blocks of the inboard design enhance wet traction. The tire's internal structure includes two full-width steel belts reinforced with Michelin's Banded At Zero (BAZ) technology to stiffen the tread area and help prevent contact area distortion during aggressive acceleration, cornering, braking and high-speed use.

Pilot Sport Cup+ / N-Spec tires are molded with 6/32" of tread depth in their grooves and are left unshaved for use on damp tracks. While Pilot Sport Cup+ / N-Spec tires do not require shaving for dry track use, their lap time performance will improve slightly if shaved to approximately 4/32" deep tread to begin competitive road racing/track use in dry conditions, however this will sacrifice significant tread life.

Caution: Pilot Sport Cup+ /N-Spec tires are not recommended for high-speed driving on extremely wet roads/tracks with standing water where there is the risk of hydroplaning. This is especially true of shaved or worn tires. Drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds in these conditions.

 

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