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MICHELIN®
Pilot® Sport Cup 2 R
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  • Ultra-High Performance Sport

MICHELIN® PILOT® SPORT CUP 2 R

  • Ultra-High Performance Sport

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

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    Summer

  • Available in connected version

    Available in connected version

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.

Warranties

Standard Limited Warranty

All MICHELIN® tires have a Standard Manufacturer's Limited Warranty, which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first.

Download PDF Version of Warranty

*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 kilometres 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.

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7 sizes available for this tire

Rim

20''
21''
245/35ZR20/XL (95Y) K1 BSW
MSPN 15702
Mileage Warranty Standard
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.50"
Overall Diameter 26.82
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1521 @ 50
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 777
Tire Weight 23.26
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 8.00-9.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 5.5
245/35ZR20/XL (95Y) Connected BSW
MSPN 27850
Mileage Warranty Standard
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.50"
Overall Diameter 26.82
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1521 @ 50
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 777
Tire Weight 23.04
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 8.00-9.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 5.5
255/35ZR20/XL (97Y) K1 BSW
MSPN 32455
Mileage Warranty Standard
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 10.00" on 9.00"
Overall Diameter 27.02
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1609 @ 50
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 770
Tire Weight 22.86
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 8.50-10.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 5.5
265/35ZR20/XL (99Y) N0 BSW
MSPN 01528
Mileage Warranty Standard
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 10.00" on 9.50"
Overall Diameter 27.32
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1709 @ 50
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 761
Tire Weight 24.71
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 9.00-10.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 5.5
305/30ZR20/XL (103Y) K1 BSW
MSPN 86800
Mileage Warranty Standard
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 12.00" on 11.00"
Overall Diameter 27.22
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1929 @ 50
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 764
Tire Weight 29.17
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 10.50-11.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 5.5
315/30ZR20/XL (104Y) K1 BSW
MSPN 81038
Mileage Warranty Standard
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 12.00" on 11.00"
Overall Diameter 27.52
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1984 @ 50
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 757
Tire Weight 27.12
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 10.50-11.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 5.5
325/30ZR21/XL (108Y) N0 BSW
MSPN 06447
Mileage Warranty Standard
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 13.00" on 11.50"
Overall Diameter 28.72
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 2205 @ 50
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 725
Tire Weight 32.41
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 11.00-12.00
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.

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