Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Review

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Review summary

Based on our research, data, and customer reviews, we highly recommend the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 for track use and high-performance driving. Its exceptional handling and grip on dry surfaces make it a top pick for enthusiasts. Although not as highly rated for wet traction, it still provides a decent level of performance and stability in inclement weather. While not known for comfort, it has surprisingly low noise levels. Its tread life is shorter than other tires on the market, but this is expected due to its high-performance design. Overall, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is an excellent choice for those seeking the ultimate driving experience on the track, but it may not be the best choice for those who prioritize tread life and winter performance.

Pros

  • Exceptional dry traction capabilities and handling allows for unparalleled control in high-speed driving conditions
  • A decent level of wet traction capabilities helps ensure driver's safety and stability in inclement weather
  • Surprisingly quiet for a tire with high-performance capabilities
  • Noise level is within an acceptable range for its class
  • Great choice for track enthusiasts seeking the ultimate driving performance

Cons

  • Shorter tread life than other tires on the market
  • Not meant for snowy or icy conditions, as it is a high-performance track tire
  • Not known for its comfort, though its noise level is within an acceptable range for its class

Survey stats

DRY TRACTION
94.11%
WET TRACTION
56.27%
Noise
75.48%
COMFORT
76.46%
TREAD LIFE
66.65%

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Test Results

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Performance Metrics

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Dry Handling 73.1 s +1.3 (1.81%)
Dry Braking 50.33 M +6.78 (15.57%)
Wet Handling 104.77 s -8.53 (-7.53%)
Wet Braking 38.98 M -6.7 (-14.67%)

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Performance Metrics

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Dry Handling 71.14 s +0.7 (0.99%)

Subjective Ratings

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Subj. Dry Handling 9 Points -1 (-10%)

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Performance Metrics

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Dry Handling 135.9 Km/H +3.9 (2.95%)
Dry Braking 32.7 M -0.8 (-2.39%)
Wet Handling 76.8 Km/H -6.4 (-7.69%)
Wet Braking 34 M +7.4 (27.82%)

Subjective Ratings

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Subj. Dry Handling 12 Points +3 (33.33%)
Subj. Wet Handling 7 Points -2 (-22.22%)
Subj. Comfort 6 Points -2 (-25%)

Extra Metrics

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Rolling Resistance 9.8 kg / t +0.3 (3.16%)
Noise 72.8 dB +0.8 (1.11%)

Special Conditions

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Wet Circle 6.46 m/s -0.87 (-11.87%)
Straight Aqua 75.9 Km/H -7.5 (-8.99%)

Value Metrics

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Tire Weight 10.76 Kg +0.77 (7.71%)

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Performance Metrics

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Dry Handling 124.5 Km/H +1.5 (1.22%)
Dry Braking 34.2 M -0.6 (-1.72%)
Wet Handling 77.5 Km/H -4.3 (-5.26%)
Wet Braking 68.5 M +8.1 (13.41%)

Extra Metrics

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Rolling Resistance 9.41 kg / t +0.02 (0.21%)
Noise 73 dB 0 (0%)

Special Conditions

LabelValueDifference to Test Winner
Straight Aqua 82.8 Km/H -5.7 (-6.44%)

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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

Overall Rating
Dry Traction 9.2
Wet Traction 5.5
Noise 7.4
comfort 7.5
Tread Life 6.5
Braking 0.0
Sharpness 0.0
Durability 0.0
Feel 0.0
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User Reviews

William

Yes I would purchase this tire again.

09/09/2020

This tire is amazing for track use! Truly handles well and gets the job done. Highly recommended for those looking for a high-quality track tire.

Overall Rating
4.8
Driving Style
N/A
Miles Driven On Tire
27000

5

Ride Comfort

5

Ride Noise

5

Tread Life

4

Wet traction

5

Dry Traction

William

Yes I would purchase this tire again.

01/08/2020

This tire is perfect for those who love high-performance driving. It performs exceptionally well and is definitely worth considering.

Overall Rating
4.6
Driving Style
N/A
Miles Driven On Tire
19000

5

Ride Comfort

5

Ride Noise

5

Tread Life

3

Wet traction

5

Dry Traction

William

Yes I would purchase this tire again.

09/09/2020

This tire is amazing for track use! Truly handles well and gets the job done. Highly recommended for those looking for a high-quality track tire.

Driving Condition
N/A
Driving Style
N/A
Miles Driven On Tire
27000

5

Ride Comfort

5

Ride Noise

5

Tread Life

5

Dry Traction

William

Yes I would purchase this tire again.

01/08/2020

This tire is perfect for those who love high-performance driving. It performs exceptionally well and is definitely worth considering.

Driving Condition
N/A
Driving Style
N/A
Miles Driven On Tire
19000

5

Ride Comfort

5

Ride Noise

5

Tread Life

5

Dry Traction

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

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Performance

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is a high-performance tire designed for those seeking an exceptional driving experience on the track. Users highly recommend this tire for its outstanding handling and grip, making for a safe and stable ride even when pushing the car to its limits.

Dry Traction

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 has been highly rated by users for its exceptional performance on dry surfaces. Its unique compound materials and advanced construction allow for superior grip and handling, providing drivers with an unparalleled level of control in high-speed driving conditions.

Wet Traction

While not as highly rated as its dry traction capabilities, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 still provides a decent level of performance on wet surfaces, helping to ensure the driver's safety and stability even in inclement weather.

Noise and Comfort

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is not known for its comfort, but users have reported that it is surprisingly quiet, given its high-performance capabilities. Furthermore, its noise level is within an acceptable range for its class.

Tread Life

Given its high-performance design, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 has a shorter tread life than other tires on the market. However, users who prioritize high-speed driving and track use over durability appreciate the tire's exceptional performance while accepting the tradeoff.

Snow and Ice Traction

It should come as no surprise that the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 does not excel in snowy or icy conditions, as this tire is specifically designed to be a track tire, not a winter tire.

Conclusions

In conclusion, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is an exceptional tire for track enthusiasts seeking the ultimate driving performance. Its superior dry traction capabilities and acceptable wet traction, along with acceptable noise and comfort ratings, make it a great choice for those looking to push their vehicle to its limits. However, those who prioritize tread life and winter performance should look elsewhere.

William

Yes I would purchase this tire again.

09/09/2020

This tire is amazing for track use! Truly handles well and gets the job done. Highly recommended for those looking for a high-quality track tire.

Overall Rating
4.8
Driving Style
N/A
Miles Driven On Tire
27000

5

Ride Comfort

5

Ride Noise

5

Tread Life

5

Dry Traction

William

Yes I would purchase this tire again.

01/08/2020

This tire is perfect for those who love high-performance driving. It performs exceptionally well and is definitely worth considering.

Overall Rating
4.6
Driving Style
N/A
Miles Driven On Tire
19000

5

Ride Comfort

5

Ride Noise

5

Tread Life

5

Dry Traction

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