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New Porsche GT3 RS Comes on Michelin Sport Cup 2 Tyres from Launch

Published 19 May 2015

Porsche is equipping all of its launch 911 GT3 RS models with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ultra-high-performance tyres: 265/35 ZR20 front and 325/30 ZR21 rear.

These benefit from motorsport-derived technologies such as Bi-Compound technology, which involves the use of different rubber compounds on the inner and outer sections of the tread and Track Variable Contact Patch 3.0, which optimises pressure in the tyre's contact patch so the same amount of rubber is always in contact with the road or track, whether driving in a straight line or cornering. As a result, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 offers drivers a unique balance between safety and driving enjoyment that makes it suitable for everyday road use as well as in very demanding conditions on the racetrack. 

Using tyre sizes that are larger than those fitted to the GT3 means that the size of the contact patch of the tyres is increased by 20% at the front and 18% at the rear. Overall this has the effect of increasing outright grip levels and contributes to the car’s more track-focused dynamic handling characteristics.

Compared to its predecessor the Pilot Sport Cup+, the Pilot Sport Cup 2 lasts up to 50 per cent longer on track while offering faster lap times, improves resistance to aquaplaning in wet weather and maintains high levels of driver safety and enjoyment.

To ensure the GT3 RS is prepared for difficult winter driving conditions, Michelin is the sole supplier of the Porsche-approved winter tyre fitment for the car:

245/35R20 91V XLTL Pilot Alpin 4 N0

315/35R20 110V XLTL Pilot Alpin 4 N0

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