Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Review | Still Worth It?  

Last updated on March 21st, 2024 at 12:31 pm

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Review

The driver of a sport-oriented sedan or coupe, looking for max performance tires then this Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 will be the tire that you should try for summer tracks. This tire delivers the most prestigious ride, with the joy of seizing your vehicle at the height of its performance. 

Quick highlights

Tire type Max Performance Summer Tire 
Price range$216-$540
Run-flat No
Vehicles typeSedans and Coupes
Driving conditionsDry and Wet

Not many tires stick that much longer in the tire market. This Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 is a tire that was launched more than a decade ago, and still, in 2024, performance-oriented drivers are purchasing this tire for their sporty cars. The reason why Michelin is still manufacturing this tire is that there are not many tires that compete with this tire in the low-profile sports car tire market. 

This tire used to come as an original equipment tire for most of the brand’s sports cars including McLaren, Porsche, and BMW., and still, drivers of sports cars buy this due to its excellent performance on dry tracks. For supreme performance, with tires, drivers have to compromise on durability, as it is only driveable for 20k miles. However, the performance of this tire is so loved and desired, that buyers are happy to change sets of this expensive tire after every 3-4 years.

The best thing that we can say after our experience is its sterling response. It is so hard to find that type of steering response in this market. Another reason why sports car drivers buy this tire is due to its dry track cornering, which is also at the very best level. 


  • Excellent summer tire for the pure  joy of track race and city road drive
  • Confident traction and grip in dry and wet conditions
  • Responsive handling with quick acceleration and brakes for achieving maximum performance with sporty cars
  • 20K miles treadwear warranty, which is not very common with summer performance tires
  • Even at high speed, cornering is exceptional without losing grip on the road and on steering


  • Early wear off with low treadwear warranty
  • Noisy tires, even on slow drives
  • Cant be driven on snow terrain or below 44 Fahrenheit.

Tread design and improvements

The main purpose of summer performance tires is to deliver proper handling, brakes, and acceleration with confident traction and grip, and for that, not a comfortable all-season compound or EverTread compound is needed. Most summer tires are only equipped with low silica compound or carbon black compound, which have explicit performance on dry however, lack on wet roads.

That is why this Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 is equipped with the hybrid/carbon black compound and also with high silica compound, that is the reason why this tire performs as well in wet as it does on dry tracks. With racing slick styled shoulders, the tire delivers phenomenal cornering on dry tracks. For wet roads, the tread features three wide circumferential grooves and lateral notches on the shoulder to resist hydroplaning and deliver confident traction and grip in the rain. 

Durability and road life

Most summer tires have very low treadwear ratings and rarely do any max-performance or Ultra ultra-high-performance summer tires come with a tread warranty. For improving performance a tread compound has to be slick, with low low-weight compound, that is why summer tires are so good in performance but not so good in durability. 

This Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 comes with a 20K miles treadwear warranty, which is good for the average driver to run their cars for 4-5 years before replacing tires. One of the reasons for its low durable treadwear warranty is the absenteeism of sipes on the tread which improves tire contact on the ground; however, makes the tire slow and reduces steering response as well. One of the benefits of low-weight tires is that they improve fuel mileage because of their low rolling resistance tread.

Specifications & Features

Speed ratingY(186)mph
Load Index87(1201 lbs) – 110(2337 lbs)
Origin ofFrance and the United States
Wheel diameter17-20”
Ply rating4 ply rated
Treadwear, Traction, Temperature220, AA, A
Noise ReductionNo

Performance of Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Dry Track Performance

The performance of Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 on dry tracks is the biggest reason why drivers of low-profile cars, still buy this tire. It delivers the finest steering response with very edgy cornering, even at fast speed. The acceleration and brakes on dry tracks are phenomenal for this tire. With low rolling resistance, this tire is one of the best tires available for summer tracks in 2024. 

Wet Track Performance

It is not as good as dry track performance, however, compared to other max-performance summer tires, it is still ahead. The tire handles the hydroplaning so smoothly while delivering quick brakes and acceleration on wet tracks as well. The asymmetric tread design helps this tire to achieve confident traction and grip on wet tracks, without losing speed or handling control. 

Comparison with Michelin Pilot Sport 5

Both of these tires come in a category of max performance summer tires, and both are available in sizes to fit low-profile sports cars. However, both of these Michelin tires are different in their features. 

The Michelin Pilot Sport 5 is a new tire and it is the successor of one of the most famous Michelin Pilot Sport 4s. So if you want a better tire that is a better performer in dry and wet terrains, then this tire will be better in our opinion. 

However, for sportier steering response and cornering on dry tracks, the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 will be better, even though this tire won’t give you as comfortable performance nor will it be as durable as the Michelin Pilot Sport 5, but when it comes to the quick and smooth steering feel this tire will get ahead of the Michelin Pilot Sport 5. 

When Michelin Defender LTX M/S Is Not Prefered

There are so many conditions, even every other condition or terrain than summer tracks, that this tire is not preferred. If you take this Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tire in winter, mud, or extreme conditions, the tire tread will be removed after a few miles. That is why driving the summer Max performance tires on any condition other than summer hot roads or tracks is never recommended. If you want versatility and different conditions to handle with one trie, check out all-season or all-train tires. 

Final words

The max performance summer tire Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 is perfect for sports car drivers looking for the most lively handling response. With its great traction, grip, and cornering on wet and dry tracks, this tire will be a helping hand in any track racing. With quick acceleration and brakes, the tire is safe to drive while thrilling every bit with your sporty vehicles on summer roads.

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