Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercars to come with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres

March 22, 2017

Valkyrie-hypercarsMichelin has been chosen as the official tyre supplier for all of Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercars. The Pilot Sport Cup 2 ultra-high performance tyres in 265/35 ZR20 front and 325/30 ZR21 rear sizes will be equipped in Aston Martin’s radical new hypercar that was designed by Red Bull and F1 legend Adrian Newey.

Blurring the line between motorsport and road tyres, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is the latest generation of road-legal track tyres specially designed for ultra-high performance cars that are used on road and track.

With its high-power, high-downforce, low-weight philosophy the Aston Martin Valkyrie promises to redefine the limits of road car performance and in order to explore these limits on a race track, the Valkyrie will put unprecedented demands on its tyres.

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 uses an innovative range of 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. This means that whether driving in a straight line or cornering, the 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. To achieve this level of performance, Michelin engineers focused on simultaneously improving performance in different areas in-line with the Group’s Total Performance strategy.

As a result of this strategy, compared to its predecessor the Pilot Sport Cup+, the Pilot Sport Cup 2 lasts up to 50% longer on track while offering faster lap times (as reported from internal Michelin tests), improves resistance to aquaplaning in wet weather and maintains high levels of driver safety and enjoyment.

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