You know how we’re always saying that the right tires for your vehicle make a big difference in the performance of whatever you drive? Well, here’s some proof. Automakers and tire manufacturers work together to produce tires for specific vehicles to make sure they perform at their peaks.
One such team, Porsche and Michelin, recently finished a tire specifically for the Carrera GT sports car. It’s a version of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport with the Porsche-specific N0 designation. The new tire replaces the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 as the original tire on the Carrera GT.
About the Tire
This tire was no overnight creation. It took 10 years of research and development to make the Pilot Super Sport N0. Porsche says the new tires give drivers noticeably better handling and improved lap times. The new tires also improve the Carrera’s stability at top speed and lateral movement while accelerating.
The Michelin Pilot Super Sport N0 is manufactured alongside Michelin racing tires. The tire maker uses two types of tread material to offer maximum grip around corners and precise steering.
These tires aren’t all about speed and performance, either. They also improve mileage by 10% on public roads and 20% on racetracks.
About the Car
A 558-horsepower V-10 engine roars under the hood of this high performance sports car. It was developed based on racing technology, and it’s a limited edition vehicle. There were only 1,270 of these vehicles produced from 2003–2006. The carbon fiber body is lightweight and helps enable the Carrera GT to accelerate from 0–62 mph in less than 4 seconds.