Porsche Boxter S Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 (151) 95% 88% 88% 87% 80% 85%
Davanti DX640 (71) 80% 72% 77% 76% 66% 81%
Achilles ATR Sport (51) 61% 42% 53% 47% 63% 56%

Porsche Boxter S Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 given 87% (265-35-19-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 spirited miles
I have had my Porsche Boxster 3.2S for 7 years and have always used these tyres. The mileage is now just under 60,000.
In pretty much every respect this is a fantastic car and a lot of that is down to how it handles, especially around bends but also on motorways and faster roads. I can't be that subjective because I have not tried the car on any other tyres but I think that a lot the driving enjoyment comes from having absolute faith in the tyres and the Michelin Pilot Sport 2 has always provided that. In every weather and temperature condition (apart from snow where the car is useless!) they stick like glue even under extreme provocation.

There has been the odd tiny sideways slip/slide around a wet roundabout but that may well be to do with oil on the road or something. I have had some pretty scary moments in other cars with different tyres, including a BMW M5 on Falken tyres, which may give you an indication of how spirited my driving can be and how good the Michelin tyres really are.

My only two complaints are cost and wear - If I get 10,000 - 12,000 miles out of the rear tyres I am doing well and I wear them right down to the in-built depth gauge without any noticeable impact on performance. They are also the most expensive tyre option for my car which until recently had a fairly low choice because I want the same tyres all round and it has different size front and back tyres. The choice has increased a lot over the years and so now the cheapest branded option I can get are Toyo Proxes T1 sport which are not far off half the price, e.g. feb 2017 Michelins all round cost £844 but Toyos cost £490. I may well try them next "just to see"!
tyre reviewed on 2017-02-15 13:57:12
Writing about the Davanti DX640 given 91% (235-35-19-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 5000 spirited miles
I bought a second hand boxter s and Davanti came on the car when I bought it, there is staggered sizes front and back, I usually drive on continentals and I can not notice the difference, the tyres are doing everything the continentals do on my other car, the grip in the wet is outstanding and overal handling is fantastic, was told I was meant to put N rated tyres on this car but I am going to keep the davanti tyres on as I can not fault them.
tyre reviewed on 2017-01-08 11:59:28
Writing about the Achilles ATR Sport given 41% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 40000 spirited miles
I bought a Boxter S with newish Goodyears on the front, and assumed the rears were the same. My mistake as last night I nearly wrote the car off after coming off a slip road, wet surface, rear end went sideways front end straight into barrier, car uncontrollable. Ended up facing the wrong way down a hill.

Checked the tyres today - Achilles on rear! Shit! How could I not have known. Straight into the bin asap. Get rid of these dangerous tyres.

tyre reviewed on 2015-05-16 13:15:43
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