Michelin supplies Pilot Sport 4 UHP tyres to Alpine A110

Michelin’s Pilot Sport 4, Alpine A110 First Edition version is fitted with 205/40ZR18 front and 235/40ZR18 rear sizes

Michelin will supply Pilot Sport 4 tyres to all 1,955 production models of the Alpine A110 First Edition. Exhibited at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the car is fitted with 205/40ZR18 front and 235/40ZR18 rear sizes. The Pilot Sport 4s were designed to complement the character of the car, with Michelin’s engineers completing the development process over two years and more than 3,000km on tracks including the Michelin Technology Center in Ladoux, Charade Circuit in France and at Idiada in Spain.

Commenting on the tyre, Pierre Chaput, Michelin tyre designer said: “The demands of Alpine’s engineers prompted us to develop very high-technology tyres which were perfectly adapted to the character of their new car. This meant that we had to combine a high level of sportiness in extreme driving conditions with agility of the vehicle when driven on a daily basis.”

The special version of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 features a bespoke high-performance tread rubber compound along with a specially designed aramid belt. In addition, the tyre has a refined and premium look due to the use of Premium Touch effect markings on the sidewall. The tyres have been graded A in wet grip and C in rolling resistance under the EU tyre labelling programme, which exemplifies Michelin’s Total Performance strategy, the tyre manufacturer states.

Michelin and Alpine have enjoyed a fruitful collaboration over many years, punctuated by motorsport victories such as victory in the 1973 World Rally Championship.

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