It's the Corvette C8's first all-season original tire.
All the chassis tuning in the world means nothing without a set of tires that are up to the job. Michelin has been at the forefront of tire design for years, which is why its tires can be found on the likes of the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, the new safety car for the FIA World Touring Car Cup. It was also specially developed Michelin tires that helped the Bugatti Chiron reach over 300 mph.
Now, the brand has unveiled another high-performance tire called the Pilot Sport All-Season 4. Regardless of the conditions, this tire was designed to provide maximum performance.
According to Michelin, this all-season ultra-high-performance tire boasts 4 percent better dry braking and a 5 percent improvement in wet braking relative to previous designs. It also offers 10 percent improved snow traction and tread life that is 29 percent greater than competitors.
Yes, racing slicks are great on a dry track, but they dramatically lose traction in the wet. The new Pilot Sport All-Season 4 tires, on the other hand, have both more outer rubber for superior dry grip and a special tread compound that maintains grip in slippery conditions. Aiding road-holding in the wet is the use of a high amount of silica in the tire's construction.
The tire's snow traction improves safety in these treacherous conditions, allowing you to accelerate and brake with maximum control no matter what the weather decides to do. So highly regarded is the tire that it's the first all-season, original tire for the latest Chevrolet Corvette C8, a car that has already proven itself in a straight line and for its ability to power through corners.
The importance of choosing the right tires is often neglected, but this aspect of car ownership and maintenance can make all the difference, not just in how your vehicle performs, but how safe it is, too.