Michelin Pilot Sport Cup+

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Plus is a Trackday and Competition Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 2 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 6,000 miles driven, and 2 tests with an average result of 3rd.

Dry Grip 100%
Wet Grip 75%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 90%
Wear 55%
Comfort 70%
Buy again 100%

The Pilot Sport Cup+ is unranked of 37 Summer Trackday and Competition tyres.

This tyre replaced the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup and this tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.

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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 - Launched
2nd of 2 tyres
  • Initially the 911 felt a little vague at the front, not unusual, but once up to speed the car felt twitchy and nervous in the high speed corners, requiring a lot of steering input to place the car where you needed it to be. In the slow, off camber turn 2 ironically named "Curva Michelin", there was a large amount of understeer, with the Turbos four wheel drive system refusing to neutralise it on throttle. Braking down to the Curva Dry Sac at the end of the long straight, with the track slightly cambered to the left was vague and kept you more interested in keeping the car straight, rather than where you should be turning in. Criticism aside, the raw grip was immense, and the car quick to turn. Ultimate laptime settled into a 2.12.1 over the 3 quick laps, with the tyres starting to overheat two laps later, after lots of 'scientific' abuse.
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2012 Sport Auto Track Day Tyre Test
3rd of 5 tyres
  • The sharpest tyre on test, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup+ is extremely direct with quick steering response and a high level of grip. While this makes the Michelin feel the purest race tyre on test, it also means you have to be a capable driver, as it can be snappy on the limit and the rear can break quickly in the wet.
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2013 Tyre Tests

2012 Tyre Tests

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Given 84% while driving a BMW 530D M sport (245/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
I bought these new very cheap off ebay. I was a little apprehensive as it was the end of the smmer but the cost out weighed the thought of autumn and winter driving.
When the weather was warm they were fantastic. But they proved me wrong when the weather turned cold and wet. They still provided excellent grip but the breakaway point was instant. So I changed the way I drove and progressivley leaned on them for grip.
I will be watching for these tyres again on ebay, as they cost too much for a tyre that is supplied new with just 4.5mm.
Best tyre ever...
Helpful 34 - tyre reviewed on January 28, 2017
Given 81% while driving a BMW M3 (265/35 R19 W) on track for 2,000 spirited miles
I’ve used these tyres for a road trip to Europe including a couple of days on track. On the road there are the normal compromises with track tyres - namely more road noise and a more rigid ride, but in all other respects they feel like standard tyres in normal day-to-day driving.
On track (in the dry!), once warm they give a massive amount of grip given that the car they are on is quite heavy at over 1600 kgs. The tyres are also progressive on the limit with no snappy breakaway. I found a single lap of a 3.5 mile track was enough to warm the tyres enough to start leaning on them fairly aggressively in corners. Note that the weather was above 20 degrees Celsius at the time and the track was quite warm. At no point in the 25 minute on-track sessions did it feel as though the tyres were overheating and beginning to give that “greasy” feeling that you can get from normal road tyres after a while of hard track driving.
I’ve only driven these tyres once in the rain and it was on a motorway journey. There wasn’t enough rain for there to be any standing water, but the tyres felt fine in these damp conditions.
I’d definitely recommend these for anyone who needs trackday tyres for a reasonably heavy car. Over the course of driving 1800 miles, the tyres have lost 2.5mm (having started at 5.5mm). This distance includes 500 miles on track.
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2013
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