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Michelin Pilot Super Sport endorsed by Ferrari FF

By SYF77 on 30 Jun 2011

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Ferrari has once again chosen Michelin as one of the manufacturers to provide the Ferrari FF with Michelins Pilot Super Sport Summer Tyres. The tyres will be fitted as original equipment on the FF with the following sizes: 245/35 ZR20 for the front and 295/45 ZR 20 for the rear respectively. Marketed since the beginning of 2011, it is the world’s fastest ever commercial tyre on track.

Michelin has done a lot of research and development, and have tested the car in the most extreme conditions to improve road holding and braking. Particular attention was also paid to ensure safety and high mileage. Michelin combined three technologies, two of which are directly derived from the motorsport tyres used at the Le Mans 24 Hours. These three technologies are the Twaron® belt, the Bi-Compound tread and the Variable Contact Patch 2.0. A brief description of the each technology is found below:-

Twaron® belt:
High density fibre which enables outstanding tyre stability at high speed. A strong and light component, the Twaron® offers high traction resistance and, at equivalent weight, is five times more resistant than steel.

Bi-Compound tread:
Developed for motorsports competition tyres, this technology uses different compound on the inner and outer thread, ensuring exceptional cornering ability and high grip on wet surfaces.

Variable Contact Patch 2.0:
The rubber surface in contact with the ground remains constant during cornering thanks to the Variable Contact Patch 2 technology.

In Singapore, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is available from a series of profile ranging from 265/40 ZR18 to 255/30 ZR21. However, don’t expect your automobile to handle like the prancing horse after fitting with these rubber. There are other factors which come into play.

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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Ferrari FF

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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