Aston Martin selects Michelin rubber for Valkyrie hypercar

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Michelin is to equip all Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercars with Pilot Sport Cup 2 ultra-high-performance tires in sizes 265/35 ZR20 at the front and 325/30 ZR21 at the rear.

The advanced rubber, which is designed to be used on road and track, incorporates a range of motorsport-derived technologies such as bi-compound technology. This uses different rubber compounds on the inner and outer sections of the tread and track variable contact patch 3.0, which optimizes pressure in the tire’s contact patch so that the same amount of rubber is always in contact with the road.

Compared with its predecessor, the Pilot Sport Cup 2 is claimed to last up to 50% longer on track, while offering faster lap times and improved resistance to aquaplaning in wet weather.

March 14, 2017

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