Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

Dry Grip 96%
Wet Grip 61%
Road Feedback 89%
Handling 89%
Wear 51%
Comfort 70%
Buy again 76%

The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is a Trackday and Competition Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Plus

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R

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Tyre review data from 8 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 73,800 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2018 Sport Auto 19 inch UHP and Track Day Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Very usable track day tyre with excellent steering response, good feedback and a strong wet performance for a track day tyre.
  • Negative - A little nervous on high speed load changes compared to the Pirelli.

2017 Track Day Tyre Test - 1st of 5 tyres

  • Positive - The track day tyre without fault. Accurate steering, balanced driving dynamics and high grip levels in the wet and dry. Excellent aquaplaning performance and good comfort (for a track tyre) means this tyre justifies the price.
  • Negative - None mentioned.

2017 Sport Auto UHP and Track Day Test - 3rd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Balanced performance and accurate steering int he dry
  • Negative - Poor wet grip
  • Overall - Recommended
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
255/40 R17 98Y XL   E C 71  
215/45 R17 91Y XL   E C 70  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   E C 70  
285/30 R18 97Y XL   E C 73  
295/30 R18 98Y XL   E C 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   E C 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E C 70  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E C 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E C 71  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
285/30 R19 94Y          
295/30 R19 100Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R19 102Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R19 102Y XL   E C 73  
325/30 R19 105Y XL   E C 73  
325/30 R19 105Y XL   E C 73  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 70  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 70  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 70  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E C 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E C 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E C 71  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E E 71  
275/35 R19 100Y XL   E C 71  
285/35 R19 103Y XL   E C 73  
235/40 R19 96Y XL   E C 70  
265/40 R19 102Y XL   E C 71  
325/25 R20 101Y XL   E C 73  
335/25 R20 99Y          
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E C 70  
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E C 70  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E C 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E E 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E C 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E C 73  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E C 73  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E C 73  
325/30 R20 106Y XL   E C 73  
345/30 R20 106Y   E C 72  
245/35 R20 91Y   F C 70  
245/35 R20 91Y   F C 70  
265/35 R20 95Y   E C 71  
265/35 R20 99Y XL   E C 71  
285/35 R20 104Y XL   E C 73  
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E C 71  
325/30 R21 104Y   C C 73  
325/30 R21 108Y XL   E C 73  

Questions and Answers for the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

2018-09-19 - Which tyre use in Michelin Pilot sport 4 on this test? Because PS4 is not available in 235/35 r 19 . If the Michelin Pilot sport 4S isn't available in rim 18 , What was the tyres use um Michelin Pilot sport 4 in this test.

We ran 235/40 R19 for the video which all three tyres are available in.


2019-10-10 - Hi, I am driving a Golf 7 R Facelift and I want to do a Trackday training at the Nordschleife next year. I also want to do some tourist driving every now and then as well. I will also do a summer road trip through the alps. I am usually doing 12000 km in the summer. Would you recommend using the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S or the Cup 2 for this purpose (so for daily driving on normal roads as well)? I see that the PS4S has a much longer lifetime and excellent dry and wet handling but will it survive trackdriving to a certain limit? Or will it overheat too quickly and be destroyed by driving it for 1000 km on a race track like the Nordschleife? I am not a Pro driver but I would like to do some “faster” laps. Can you give me advise? Thanks a lot!

The PS4S can certainly take some track abuse, but the Cup 2 would take a more sustained beating on places like the ring. The ideal setup would be two sets of wheels, running the Cup 2 when you're doing a lot of track work, and the PS4S when you're spending more time on the road.


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Top Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Review

Given 89% while driving a Mazda RX8 (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Have the OEM Bridgestone RE040's on the front and the Sport Cups on the rear. Previously had the OEM's all round and having read reviews wanted to try them. The rears are now so good that a previously very well balanced car will understeer as the rears hang on so much better than the fronts although the fronts do only have about 4mm left. Can't wait to get the Sport Cups on the front now. Would highly recommend.
71 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2014   

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Given 83% while driving a Nissan GT R (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
Phenominal grip ,
The gtr is a heavy motor but the cup sport 2 makes it feel a lot lighter and agile
Poke it into a bend and its in and out no problem, wet however , standing water on motorways lends it to be a bit twitchy
Read the weather before you push it to hard in the wet and you will be fine, will encourage slower driving in the wet which is not a bad thing
0 - tyre reviewed on October 31, 2019   
Given 49% while driving a Ford Falcon XR6 Ute (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 12,500 average miles
Pricey and really not worth the money.

6 months and 20,000 kilometres and they are finished.

Interesting I had equal wear over all 4 tires without rotation. Not so sure footed in the wet or in cold weather. Noisey, actually very noisy tires especially when wearing low to 4mm down to 2mm tree depth.

10% increase in fuel consumption driving the same roads I have driven, same vehicle with previous tires that lasted 45,000 kilometres. No real sense of better anything really

Now changed to Bridgestone RE003
0 - tyre reviewed on August 23, 2019   
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Given 76% while driving a Audi S3 (235/35 R19 W) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
I crashed my car because it aquaplaning
25 - tyre reviewed on March 20, 2019   
Given 79% while driving a Renault Megane RS250 CUP (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 4,500 spirited miles
In the dry probably the best tyre I have ever had, but for maximum grip it needs to be hot. Have them on Megane rs250 in 235/35/19 and 235/40/18. On wet drive normally and no problems. Be aware of aquaplaning.
23 - tyre reviewed on June 6, 2018   
Given 73% while driving a BMW M3 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 4,800 spirited miles
The most balanced extreme performance tyre!
Tyre feedback is the best amongst these extreme performance tyres.
Dry performance is very good with not bad wet handling.
Wear on these tyres are insane.....you expect it to last only for around 12000km or a year.....and it's not cheap
45 - tyre reviewed on May 9, 2018   

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