Cadillac CTS-V to wear Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres
A specifically-tuned version of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport will be fitted as original equipment on the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. Michelin says its engineers worked closely with the Cadillac research and development team to produce the tuned tyre and held joint test sessions with the third-generation CTS-V at Michelin’s Laurens proving grounds in South Carolina, General Motors’ Milford Road Course in Michelin, the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Road Atlanta and the Virginia International Raceway. The CTS-V will be equipped with size 265/35ZR19 Pilot Super Sport tyres on the front and 295/30ZR19 on the rear.
“The Michelin Pilot Super Sport that we jointly developed for the Cadillac CTS-V strengthens the strategic engineering initiative between our companies to provide the highest-possible performance experience to Cadillac drivers,” said Thom Roach, vice-president of original equipment marketing for Michelin North America. “Similar to our exclusive fitment on the first-ever Cadillac ATS-V, CTS-V owners will enjoy a smoother ride, improved dry handling, excellent performance in the rain, low noise and long tread life.”