PORSCHE PARTNERSHIP WITH MICHELIN

Porsche and Michelin

A successful partnership for optimum performance
Porsche and Michelin

Porsche and Michelin have enjoyed close links since 1969. This partnership has been significantly stepped up in the last decades with a 20-year cooperation contract between the two partners and extended far beyond tires to the benefit of every Porsche enthusiast. The continuous quest for ultimate quality and perfection unites the two partners.

As part of this collaboration, Porsche trusts in Michelin’s expertise to develop tailor made tires for every car model range. This ensures that the interaction between the chassis and tires can be continuously optimised with precise fine-tuning. Only these high-performance tires receive the highly coveted N-marking.

MICHELIN is Porsche's strategic tyre cooperation partner since 2002

MICHELIN is Porsche's strategic tire cooperation partner since 2002

MICHELIN N-marked tyres for each Porsche car platform

MICHELIN N-marked tires for each Porsche car platform

Exclusive supplier for the super sport cars: 918 Spyder & Carrera GT

Exclusive supplier for the super sport cars: 918 Spyder & Carrera GT

Build together the future of mobility with tyres for Porsche electric cars

Build together the future of mobility with tires for Porsche electric cars

Michelin N-Marked Tires: The Bespoke Innovative Tires for Your Porsche

Porsche was the very first vehicle manufacturer to introduce a specific quality seal for tires: the N-marking. N-marked tires are designed for maximum level of performance and safety with optimum control and cornering stability even at high speed on Porsche vehicles.

Bespoke tires with special rubber compounds are developed for each Porsche model line. Thanks to a custom-fit tire geometry, each set of N-marked Porsche tires are designed for:

  • Ultimate driving pleasure and comfort
  • Short braking distances in all weathers
  • Maximum level of control and cornering stability
  • Aesthetics

New N-marking tire guide

The high-performance Porsche-approved tires are easy to identify from their new model specific N-markings on the sidewall of the tire. This prevents any mix-up between approved tires and conventional standard tires or old N-marked tires. Be sure you always fit the correct Porsche-approved tire on your Porsche car:

Taking the latest Porsche 911 generation (992) as an example:

  • N – approved by Porsche
  • A – developed for the Porsche 911 (992)
  • 0 – first generation


Model-specific markings

Identification of model, for which the tire was developed

  • Letter after N indicates model line
  • Number indicates tire generation, beginning with 0
MICHELIN N-MARKED TYRES: THE BESPOKE INNOVATIVE TYRES FOR YOUR PORSCHE

GT3 RS

N0

911

NA0, NA1, NA2

718 Boxster / 718 Cayman

NB0, NB1, NB2

Cayenne

NC0, NC1, NC2

Panamera

ND0, ND1, ND2

Macan

NE0, NE1, NE2

Taycan

NF0, NF1, NF2

Shop Michelin Tires for Your Porsche

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MICHELIN Pilot® Sport 4 S

Sport

EV Ready

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Genuine Passion. Exceptional Drives. Derived from the legendary MICHELIN® PILOT® Super Sport, there is a new #1 in max performance summer tires.

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MICHELIN Pilot® Sport Cup 2

Sport

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Track day after track day, make the most of your sports car. Developed in partnership with AMG SLS Coupe Black Series, Porsche 918 Spyder and 911 GT3, and Ferrari 458 Speciale. 

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MICHELIN Pilot® Sport 4

Sport

EV Ready

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From mind to road. Instantly. Adapt to the road with precision handling with safety made to last, steering control[1] and longevity.[2]

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MICHELIN Pilot® Sport Cup 2 Connect

Sport

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Track performance made to last. The tire that excels in faster and more consistent lap times. Compatible with Michelin® Track Connect.

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MICHELIN Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R

Sport

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Engineered for ultra-high performance sports vehicles, the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R track tire is the Ultimate lap time smasher.

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MICHELIN Pilot® Sport 4 SUV

Sport

EV Ready

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Enjoy your ride, we take care of the rest. The MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport 4 SUV turns your SUV into a sports car.

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MICHELIN Pilot® Sport All Season 4

Sport

EV Ready

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All-season design with superior performance that stands out from the crowd.

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MICHELIN Pilot® Sport EV

Efficiency

EV Ready

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Electrified road control made to last

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MICHELIN Pilot® Alpin® 5™ SUV

Winter

EV Ready

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MICHELIN® Pilot® Alpin® 5™ SUV tires offer control whatever the winter conditions.

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MICHELIN Pilot® Alpin® 5™

Winter

EV Ready

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MICHELIN® Pilot® Alpin® 5™ tires offer control whatever the winter conditions.

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MICHELIN Pilot® Alpin® PA4™

Winter

EV Ready

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Offering control and safety in winter. MICHELIN® Pilot® Alpin® PA4™ tires merge Pilot performance handling with Alpin tire winter capabilities.

A Trusted Motorsport Partnership From Track to Street

Partners for the best traction on the road and on the track

The collaboration started in the field of motorsport where Porsche has achieved great successes rewarded by numerous victories and demonstrated how perfectly orchestrated MICHELIN tires and vehicle performance can push a vehicle to its limits. The passionate working relationship on the racetrack ensures that the technology is transferred to the road, forming the basis for the joint development of high performing serial tires.

Porsche & Michelin: partners for the best traction on the road and on the track

A More Sustainable Approach to Tires and Electric Mobility

A common will to build the mobility of the future

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022, Porsche demonstrated the potential of its new 718 Cayman GT4 e-Performance 100 % electric car. It was equipped with MICHELIN tires made from 53% sustainable materials. Indeed, we have reached a new milestone by increasing the proportion of bio-based and recycled materials in the tires we supply to Porsche. This is a significant advance, which goes hand in hand with the performance and safety of Michelin's competition tires.

Together, we generate innovative solutions and concepts and, in this way, shapes the mobility of the future, initiated in 2019 as part of our collaboration in FIA Formula E World Championship (inspired by our involvement in FIA Formula E from 2014 to 2022) and extended with the launch of electric vehicles such as the Porsche Taycan.

By 2050 Michelin will manufacture all its tires exclusively from sustainable materials. Porsche's future electric racing programme will also enable Michelin to test sustainable solutions in real race conditions. The French manufacturer's ambition is to accelerate the development and transfer of technological innovations to future tires for electric vehicles. This allows Michelin to express its expertise and innovation potential.

Provide an impeccable service to its demanding clientele of premium cars is a key mission for Porsche and Michelin. There is a common will to shaping future-oriented mobility in a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and efficient manner. Porsche’s motto: "driving technologies” gives a nod to its development of mobility solutions on one hand while also highlighting its drive to advance technologies on the other.

TIRES FOR THE NEXT PREMIUM E-CAR GENERATION

Porsche & Michelin present: a soulful drive

A common history of wins and records

This winning partnership has been illustrated many times in motorsport by important victories in FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship) with 17 overall wins with the Porsche 919 Hybrid between 2012 and 2017 including 3 consecutive overall wins during the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race. More recently, in February 2022, Porsche celebrated its first victory in the FIA Formula E World Championship in Mexico City with MICHELIN PILOT SPORT EV tires (inspired by our involvement in FIA Formula E between 2013 and 2022).

Porsche's and Michelin's prize list

Porsche's and Michelin's prize list

 

Formula 1

  • 12 wins with McLaren-Porsche in 1984
  • 1 Constructors’ world title in 1984
  • 1 Drivers’ world title, with Niki Lauda in 1984


FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC)

  • 17 overall wins with the Porsche 919 Hybrid between 2012 and 2017
  • 3 Manufacturers’ world titles (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 15 LMGTE Pro wins + 17 LMGTE Am wins with the Porsche 911
  • 2 GT Manufacturers’ world titles (2015, 2018/2019)


Le Mans 24 Hours

  • 3 consecutive overall wins with the Porsche 919 Hybrid (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 23 class wins with the Porsche 911


Intercontinental Le Mans Cup

  • 4 LMGTE Am class wins with the Porsche 911


European Le Mans Series

  • 25 class wins with the Porsche 911


American Le Mans Series

  • 105 wins, including 12 overall victories with the Porsche RS Spyder prototype (1999 - 2013)


IMSA WeatherTech Championship

  • 22 class wins with the Porsche 911 (2019-2022)


Asian Le Mans Series

  • 11 class wins with the Porsche 911 (2009-2022)


Formula E

  • 1 e-prix win (2022)


BPR Championship

  • 3 overall wins with the Porsche 911


Sportscar World Championship

  • 2 overall wins with the Porsche 962 C prototype (1986)


Blancpain Series

  • 2 overall wins with the Porsche 911 (2011, 2012)


24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

  • 1 overall win with the Porsche 911 (2010)


Nürburgring 24 Hours

  • 8 overall wins with the Porsche 911 (2000-2021)


FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)

  • 2 WRC wins with privately entered Porsche 911s (1978 Rallye Monte-Carlo 1978, 1980 Tour de Corse)

On August 2020, a Porsche Panamera fitted with MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 ND0 tires developed specifically for the model lapped the circuit in just 7m 29.81s. [« Executive cars » category].

On June 14, 2021, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS equipped with a Manthey Performance Kit completed the full 20.8-kilometers/12.92 miles "Green Hell" circuit in 6:43:30 minutes on MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2R tires.

An Extension of the Partnership to Esports Racing

E-sports racing is the virtual equivalent to real motorsport and is becoming increasingly important for Porsche and Michelin.
This is reflected in the sports car manufacturer’s professional racing series, such as the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup world championship where the Michelin logo has been visible on all Porsche cars.

We work closely together on making motorsport simulations more realistic by bringing the role of tire physics even more into the focus of drivers and simulation developers in racing simulations.

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