Bespoke rubber developed by Michelin for the Alpine A110

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The new Alpine A110 First Edition is to be factory fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires in sizes 205/40 ZR 18 at the front and 235/40 ZR 18 at the rear. All 1,955 production models will be exclusively equipped with these tires.

An extensive development process took place over two years. More than 3,000km were driven on tracks including at the Michelin Technology Center, Charade Circuit, in Ladoux, France, and at IDIADA in Spain.

Pierre Chaput, Michelin tire designer, said, “The demands of Alpine’s engineers prompted us to develop very high-technology tires 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.”

This special version of the Pilot Sport 4 features a bespoke high-performance tread rubber compound along with a specially designed aramid belt. They have been graded A in wet grip and C in rolling resistance on the EU tire label.

April 11, 2017

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