MICHELIN®
Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R
  • Performance Sport
  • Available in connected version

    Available in connected version

  • Summer

    Summer

28 sizes available

MICHELIN® PILOT® SPORT CUP 2 R

  • Performance Sport

  • Available in connected version

    Available in connected version

  • Summer

    Summer

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

*OE on the Fastest Track Models
*Best lap times on the track [1]
*Extreme lateral dry grip, driving precision,[1] and traction

Why should you consider this tire?
 

Designed for some of the world's most powerful supercars to set new track records

Engineered in collaboration with acclaimed car manufacturers, MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R is fitted on the most exclusive hypersport cars such as Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes-AMG, Koenigsegg and Corvette. A factory Porsche GT2 RS equipped with Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires reset track records on the Nürburgring (6:47.3 in September 2017), at Road Atlanta (1:24.88 in March 2019), and at Road America (2:15.17 in April 2019).

Extreme lateral grip and driving precision.[1]

Delivering strong lateral grip and driving precision[1] when you need it most, MICHELIN®’s remastered tread pattern increases contact with the ground by 10%.[3] Dynamic Response Technology transmits optimum steering instructions to let you stay in control when cornering and maintains your trajectory when passing other cars on the track. 

Ultimate track tire for top lap times.[1]

The MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R delivers hypersport power and performance equivalent to +150hp.[2] Shave off up to .8 seconds per mile on the racetrack[1] and smash your personal best.

*Mileage Warranty Exceptions

Split fitments – If your vehicle has tires of different sizes on the front versus the rear axles, your tires cannot be rotated as recommended. Therefore, the mileage warranty on each rear tire will cover half the number of miles as the standard mileage warranty for that particular tire line. ZP (Zero Pressure) tires – The maximum mileage warranty for ZP tires is 30,000 miles.

Find your tires in seconds

28 sizes available for MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R

Fits your vehicle
Latest Innovation

MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R 235/35ZR19 (91Y) XL connect BSW

MSPN

43328

Mileage Warranty

Standard

Section Width on Measuring Rim Width

10.0" on 8.5"

Overall Diameter (in)

25.5

Max Load, Single (lbs@psi)

1356 @ 50

Sidewall

Black Sidewall

Revs/Miles

817

Tire Weight (lbs)

22.5

Rim Width Range (Min/Max)

8.0-9.5

Tread Depth (in 32nds)

5.5

Fits your vehicle
Latest Innovation

MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R 285/35ZR19 (103Y) XL MO2 BSW

MSPN

32279

Mileage Warranty

Standard

Section Width on Measuring Rim Width

11.0" on 10.0"

Overall Diameter (in)

26.7

Max Load, Single (lbs@psi)

1929 @ 51

Sidewall

Black Sidewall

Revs/Miles

774

Tire Weight (lbs)

26.5

Rim Width Range (Min/Max)

9.5-11.0

Tread Depth (in 32nds)

5.5

Fits your vehicle
Latest Innovation

MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R 285/35ZR19 (103Y) XL MO1 BSW

MSPN

64294

Mileage Warranty

Standard

Section Width on Measuring Rim Width

11.0" on 10.0"

Overall Diameter (in)

26.9

Max Load, Single (lbs@psi)

1929 @ 50

Sidewall

Black Sidewall

Revs/Miles

774

Tire Weight (lbs)

26.6

Rim Width Range (Min/Max)

9.5-11.0

Tread Depth (in 32nds)

5.5

Fits your vehicle

MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R 285/35ZR19 (103Y) XL MO1 A A BSW

MSPN

27075

Mileage Warranty

Standard

Section Width on Measuring Rim Width

11.0" on 10.0"

Overall Diameter (in)

26.9

Max Load, Single (lbs@psi)

1929 @ 50

Sidewall

Black Sidewall

Revs/Miles

774

Tire Weight (lbs)

26.5

Rim Width Range (Min/Max)

9.5-11.0

Tread Depth (in 32nds)

5.5

Legal mentions

(1) Internal Study at Nardo conducted by Michelin in January 2018 with a PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS. OE dimensions 265/35-20 on front axle & 325/30-21 on rear axle. Measured -2.9sec/lap vs MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE:

The MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R is a DOT legal track tire optimized for DRY track use. On wet tracks or roads, track tires, especially in a worn state, can be highly impacted by hydroplaning. Drive carefully and with reduced speeds on wet roads. Make sure as well that the vehicle assistance systems are switched on.

As a special tire for extreme dry conditions, the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R requires a warm-up phase to reach optimal performance.


TIRE PRESSURE:

ROAD USE - Adhere to the inflation pressures recommended by the car manufacturer.

TRACK USE - For a track day, begin with inflation pressures recommended for ROAD USE, then gradually bring MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R tires up to temperature. After a steady run of laps, check and only then adjust the inflation pressure to reach the best operating level:

HOT TIRES: The best operating pressure for MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R tires is between 2.3 bar (33 psi) and 2.7 bar (39 psi) when hot, depending on the vehicle model and track. However, some vehicle models will need a higher inflation pressure than 2.7 bar (39 psi when hot).

COLD TIRES: It is not recommended to run inflation pressure below 1.9 bar (28 psi) when cold. To optimize the track longevity, Michelin® strongly recommends to use a minimum inflation pressure that falls between 2.0 (29 psi) and 2.4 bar (35 psi)

CAUTION

Regularly check the external sidewalls: if you notice any level of wear, such as disappearance of the sidewalls markings, this can be a sign that inflation/operating pressures are too low. In this case, re-set the pressure to at least a minimum of +0.2 bar (+ 3 psi) to increase grip and maximize track longevity. The best performance is obtained with the grip of the tread pattern and not by running on the sidewalls.


ALIGNMENT SETTINGS

On the track, geometry settings (camber primarily) can be modified to improve cornering speeds and grip through maximizing the tire footprint and also to prevent excessive wear/fatigue to the outer shoulder.

Camber : for optimal results on a circuit , the negative camber settings should be between -1.5° &  -3° dependent upon the circuit layout and the type of vehicle. Do not exceed -4° of negative camber. Camber values for road use must be based upon the recommended road settings to ensure the correct handling and behavior for both the vehicle and the tires.


AFTER A TRACK DAY

Always check the wear of your MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R tires and remaining tread depths, which should be at least at 1.6 mm.

When used for long periods in an intensive manner on circuits, please be aware that damage can occur to the tire and its carcass from regularly running over the curbing at the edges of the circuit. It is advisable to visually check the tires after each run. In case of prolonged running over the curbing (or also running heavily off the track) it is advisable to verify the internal condition of the tire by demounting it from the wheel and having it professionally inspected for any damage, both on the interior and the exterior of the tire.

Before leaving the track to drive on the road again: make sure tires have cooled, and re-set pressure to car manufacturer’s recommended level .

Do not forget to switch on any electronic safety and assistance systems in your car, as well as resetting the tire pressure monitoring system.


HANDLING AND STORAGE

If not used for a prolonged period of time, remove the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R tires (mounted on their wheels) and reduce the inflation pressure to half of the normal value to store.

Store tires in a clean, dry area, away from direct sunlight and ozone sources (electrical devices and materials/chemicals).

Do not use, store, handle or ship MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R tires at ambient temperatures below -7°C (20°F). Under these conditions the tire components can crack. Never use a tire with cracks, breaks or damage to the sidewall or tread. In case of doubt please consult your local Michelin technical department.