BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport: A 2021 Analysis

Damaso
| Last Updated: May 19, 2021

This review will compare two tires that are really extraordinary: the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs. Michelin Pilot Super Sport. Why do we think these tires are outstanding?

Simple, each has a prominent position in its category, but more importantly, they have the backing of hundreds of satisfied drivers.

Let's dive into these two tires and decide which is best for you:

Photo credit: Motortrend.com

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs. Michelin Pilot Super Sport

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2

Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Pros

Pros

  • Great price-value ratio

  • Adequate for most sports car owners

  • Excellent dry performance ratings
  • Impressive performance both on wet and dry
     
  • Upscale ride quality

  • Provides outstanding cornering stability

Cons

Cons


  • No Treadlife Warranty (unlike Michelin tires which do)
  • Quite expensive when compared to the g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires

  • Not available for 15”-16” wheel sizes

Best For

Best For

Spirited driving on sports sedans and relatively powerful sports cars

Spirited driving on luxury sports sedans and powerful sports cars / super sports cars

Performance Ratings: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

You may be wondering, how do I know that I can trust the performance ratings of these tires? The answer is actually quite simple as it has to do with the number of miles reported by users. The more miles reported, the more reliable the ratings. That said, the most convenient thing to do is to analyze how reliable the ratings of our two contenders are.

On the one hand, the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires have almost 3 million reported miles, which is not bad at all since it makes the reported performance values relatively dependable. On the other hand, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires have more than 9 million reported miles, a truly staggering amount which makes their ratings highly dependable.

Photo credit: Arstechnica.net

While there is a huge difference between the reported miles for each tire, it could be said that both have enough verified reviews (428 for the g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs. 1,194 for the Pilot Super Sport) to be confident in the results.

We will evaluate both tires in a wide variety of road conditions and check their ride quality and durability. Feel free to continue reading each section or jump directly to the one that interests you using the links below.

Dry Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2

Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Dry Overall

9.0

9.5

Cornering Stability

9.0

9.6

Dry Traction

9.2

9.6

Steering Response

8.9

9.4

Just by looking at the dry performance results, it is evident that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires outperform the g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires in every way. This is clearly reflected in the overall rating (9.5 vs. 9.0) and cornering stability, dry traction, and even steering response, where the Michelin tires consistently make it clear that they are the best. 

If you mostly drive in dry road conditions, then the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is the tire of choice. This result was expected, as the Pilot Super Sport is only outperformed in this category by another Michelin tire, the Pilot Sport 4S.

Wet Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2

Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wet Overall

8.5

9.0

Hydroplaning Resistance

8.5

8.9

Wet Traction

8.5

9.0

For drivers of sports cars, one of the most relevant ratings is the one that measures tire performance on wet roads. When driving at high speeds, it is crucial to have a set of tires capable of maintaining control and avoiding the danger of hydroplaning.

In this regard, we can say that once again, the Pilot Super Sport tires destroyed the g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires (by a wide margin). This is not to say that the g-Force tires have bad handling on wet roads, just that the Pilot Super Sport tires are markedly better.

The Pilot Super Sport tires are hard to beat. In fact, these tires have some of the best “wet performance ratings” on the market. That is why if you live in areas where rainfall is frequent, these tires will provide you with a much safer and reliable driving experience than the g-Force Sport Comp-2.

Snow / Ice Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2

Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Snow / Ice Overall

N/A

N/A

Light Snow Traction

N/A

N/A

Deep Snow Traction

N/A

N/A

Ice Traction

N/A

N/A

This is an exciting category, as no ratings are available for either the g-Force tires or the Pilot Super Sport tires. You may wonder why. First, you must remember that these tires belong to the Ultra High-Performance Summer Tires category (g-Force Sport Comp-2) and the Max Performance Summer Tires category (Pilot Super Sport). And what is one of the main traits of high-performance summer tires?

They are not suitable for driving on snow or ice.  It just doesn't make sense, as they are tires specifically designed for other conditions.

This is a category where comparisons are not worth making. This is because summer tires’ main tradeoff is sacrificing performance in conditions such as snow or ice. That said, you can expect similar performance between the two tires.

Comfort Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2

Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Overall Comfort

7.4

8.8

Ride Quality

7.7

8.9

Noise

7.1

8.7

One of the aspects where Michelin usually outperforms its competition is in terms of driving comfort. And this is no exception. The difference in ride quality (8.9 vs. 7.7) and noise ratings (8.7 vs. 7.1) leave no doubt that the Pilot Super Sport is better than the g-Force Sport Comp-2. This only confirms Michelin's superiority in all departments.

Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires not only give you incredible wet and dry performance, but they also offer an upscale driving experience that even the most advanced tires like the g-Force Sport Comp-2 can't compete with.

Treadwear Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2

Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Treadwear

7.6

8.1

The last rating on our list relates to tire durability. It is important to note that high-performance tires tend to have a somewhat moderate tire life compared to traditional tires used on other types of vehicles. This makes this rating more relevant, as it gives you an idea of what to expect in terms of longevity.

Having said that, we must acknowledge that Michelin's Pilot Super Sport tires achieve a much better rating than the BFGoodrich’s g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires, mainly due to their unique tread design and advanced compounds used to manufacture them.

Michelin shows off its vast motorsports experience with the Pilot Super Sport tires. The endurance of its Bi-Compound tread rubber featuring a Le Mans-inspired dry compound has left the g-Force Sport Comp-2 far behind in this category.

Warranty: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Warranty Type

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2

Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Treadlife Warranty

Sadly, BFGoodrich does not offer a tread life warranty for this tire.

6-year warranty or 30,000 miles (whichever occurs first). This warranty is halved for rear tires when they are different in size from the front tires.

Uniformity Warranty

One year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

One year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

6-year warranty and free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear

6-year warranty and free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

Road Hazard Warranty

Sad to say, but BFGoodrich does not offer a road hazard warranty on this tire.

Unfortunately, Michelin does not offer a road hazard warranty on this tire.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

Refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) when the tire suffers non-repairable damage (valid within the first 2 years of use).

Refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) when the tire suffers non-repairable damage (valid within the first 2 years of use).

Even when it comes to warranty, Michelin offers more benefits than its BFGoodrich peer. In addition to providing Treadlife Warranty, Michelin also offers a special 60-day satisfaction guarantee and 3 years of Flat Tire Charging Assistance.

Specs & Options: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

When it comes to tire sizes, each brand has a different strategy. On the one hand, BFGoodrich offers the g-Force Sport Comp-2 tire in sizes ranging from 15-inch to 20-inch and widths ranging from 195 to 285. It is quite clear that the strategy is to cover a good part of the market of sports car enthusiasts, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and sports sedans.

On the other hand, Michelin only offers the exclusive Pilot Super Sport tire in sizes ranging from 17-inch to 22-inch and widths from 205 to 325. Obviously, these sizes are aimed at super sports cars, luxury sports sedans, and very exclusive high-performance cars.

Finally, in terms of the UTQG rating, the g-Force Sport Comp-2 is rated 340 AA A, and the Pilot Super Sport is rated 300 AA A. To learn more about what the UTQG rating means, we invite you to visit our article here.

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 Tires | Photo credit: Sportspring.blogspot.com

A notable difference between g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires and Pilot Super Sport tires is their market coverage. BFGoodrich covers a wider range of vehicles offering everything from small 15" rims to larger 20" tires. On the other hand, Michelin has focused Pilot Super Sport tires on more exclusive cars using 17-22" wheels.

Reviews: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Throughout this comparison, we have repeatedly mentioned that the huge differences between the g-Force Sport Comp-2 and Pilot Super Sport tires are not because BFGoodrich has an inferior product, but because it is compared to one of the best Max Performance Summer tires on the market. This perception is confirmed when we read the reviews of hundreds of satisfied users of the g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires. In fact, one comment that is repeated over and over again is the intention of many drivers to rebuy these tires when necessary.

To understand why all these drivers are so happy, it is necessary to understand the user profile of this type of tire. In the case of both the g-Force Sport Comp-2 and Pilot Super Sport tires, more than 80 percent of the drivers admit to having a "spirited" driving style, which is no surprise.

However, BFGoodrich's audience comprises drivers of sports cars and sedans such as the Mazda Miata, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Toyota Corolla S, Pontiac Trans Am, Mustang GT, Honda Civic Hatchback Sport, etc. In other words, the vast majority of users drive cars with less than 300 hp.

In our opinion, the unique specifications and features of g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires far exceed most of these cars’ performance. In other words, no matter how aggressive the driving style, g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires are unlikely to disappoint any of these drivers. On the other hand, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire audience is different in every way.

Photo credit: Caranddriver.com

When reading the Pilot Super Sport reviews, we find many BMW M series, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes AMG, etc. Indeed, we can also observe other vehicles such as Cadillac CTS, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and even some like Hyundai Tiburon GT. However, the trend of luxury sports sedans and super sports cars is quite clear.

Some might say that this is attributable to the fact that many of these cars come equipped with Pilot Super Sport as standard, but that wouldn't be fair. You only have to read the comments from owners of these cars to realize that they are completely fascinated with these tires’ performance, to the point of not hesitating to recommend them.

Regardless of the type of car you drive, both g-Force Sport Comp-2 and Pilot Super Sport tires will give your car better acceleration, braking, and cornering stability. A shared opinion among users of both tires is that you will not regret your purchase.

End of the Road

We sincerely hope you have enjoyed this review as much as we have. Both Pilot Super Sport and g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires are undoubtedly premium products that will provide your vehicle with an unparalleled level of performance. Simply put, you can't go wrong choosing one or the other; both are exceptional. Perhaps the only factor that could make a difference is the higher price of Michelin tires.

Depending on your tires’ size and specifications, Pilot Super Sport tires can cost as much as 50 percent more than g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires. This is definitely something to keep in mind if you intend to purchase a complete set for your car.

Damaso

Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.