Ford and Michelin engineers took learnings from the Ford GT supercar and Shelby GT350 Mustang to develop a custom Michelin Pilot Sport 4S high-performance summer tire that can has great grip on wet and dry pavement.
“We took everything we learned at the track, including feedback from professional drivers, to create a tire custom-tuned for Mustang GT,” said Gary Swingle, Michelin tire engineer.
The custom Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires will be sized 275/40-19 for the rear and 255/40-19 for the front. There are a few touches that make the tire unique for the 2018 Mustang, including a tread pattern that adapts continuously to the road, and a hybrid belt of aramid and nylon that improves its performance.
Plus a hybrid elastomer forms its outer rib to deliver enough grip to help relieve stress under hard cornering. A middle rib, along with an inner rib with a new mix of functional elastomers and silica helps shorten braking distances.