Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

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

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Plus.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 100%
Wet Grip 70%
Road Feedback 97%
Handling 90%
Wear 73%
Comfort 60%
Buy again 100%

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 10,015 miles driven.

The Pilot Sport Cup is ranked 5th of 25 Summer Trackday and Competition tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2013 Auto Bild Track Day Semi Slick Tyre Test - 1st of 6 tyres

  • Positive - The racer of the semi slicks on test. Perfect cornering and impeccable handling, the Michelin is consistently great in the dry. In the wet, the tyre is a little less convincing but provides sufficient safety margins
  • Negative - Average aquaplaning qualities
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Latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Reviews

Given 94% while driving a Opel Astra H OPC (235/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 15 spirited miles
In my car they last 20 to 27k once they heat up they roll the car that much grip..i had to install new anti-roll bars front and near to compensate the grip!! Get them while stocks last i think michelin is discontinuing!!! what a shame..Need to work them hard though..only in standing water you have a problem
15 - tyre reviewed on June 4, 2010   
Given 81% while driving a Porsche 997 GT3 RS (295/30 R19 W) on track for 5,000 spirited miles
These Pilot Sport Cups are damn near perfect sports tyres. Once heated up amazing amounts of grip, yet still very adjustable on the limit allowing a good amount of oversteer. Glued to the road is a term often overused... not this time!

Surprisingly good in the wet once warm. Be very careful in standing water.

Not as cheap as something like an R888 but you pay for quality and they'll probably last a bit longer.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2007   
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Given 77% while driving a Porsche 997 GT3 RS (295/30 R19 W) on track for 5,000 spirited miles
I manage around 7-8 trackdays on a set which is more than I can say for a lot of track tyres. As you'd imagine the cup sport is really grippy in the dry and actually niec and progressive, not really snappy like some people describe the cheaper trackday rubber.

If you can get heat into them they're not awful in the wet but it's quite hard to build up enough heat. I really wouldn't recommend them as a primary road tyre.

Very sensitive to the correct tyre pressures. Will be buying again even if they cost a bit more.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 24, 2007