Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Review – A 2021 Analysis

| Last Updated: August 12, 2021

The Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 is one of the best-selling tires in the Max Performance Summer Tires segment for a good reason.

Few tires can beat it as the ideal choice for high-performance sports cars.

This review will explore what makes the Pilot Sport PS2 so special and loved by spirited driving enthusiasts.

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TL;DR: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Before diving into the innovations brought by this tire, let's analyze its pros and cons.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

MICHELIN Pilot Sport PS2 Performance Tire 235/35ZR19/XL (91Y)

PROS

  • Upscale ride quality
  • Unequaled dry grip
  • High hydroplaning resistance

CONS

  • Relatively short tread life
    (when pushed to the limit)

Best For:

High and super high-performance sports cars and sports sedans requiring a tire that can withstand high speeds and aggressive handling

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Performance Ratings

With over 13MM reported miles, this is one of the most recognized tires in the Max Performance Summer Tires segment. No wonder. This tire holds 6th place out of 31 tires within this segment, not bad considering the fierce competition. 

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Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

9.3

Cornering Stability

9.3

Dry Traction

9.4

Steering Response

9.2

The performance of this tire is matched by the technology used in its tread. Michelin spared no resources and used two different rubber compounds in this tire, hybrid silica, and high-silica. The result is outstanding. If you are looking for a tire with an unbeatable grip for your sports car, this tire will not disappoint you.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Wet Performance

Wet Performance Ratings

Wet Overall

8.5

Hydroplaning Resistance

8.4

Wet Traction

8.6

The performance on wet roads is simply amazing. Both its hydroplaning resistance and wet grip make it an ideal choice for spirited drivers. This is the kind of high-performance tire that delivers unmatched performance even in adverse weather conditions.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Comfort Performance

Comfort Performance Ratings

Overall Comfort

8.5

Ride Quality

8.5

Noise

8.5

Unmatched dry/wet grip? That's something you can expect from a tire in this segment. But superior ride quality? That’s a welcome surprise. That is the case with this tire, which is extremely quiet and provides a driving experience that is hard to describe. If you love speed but are not willing to sacrifice comfort, this may be the tire for you.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Performance Ratings

Treadwear

7.3

We already mentioned that this is an OE tire; what we did not say is which are the cars that come fitted with this fabulous tire. We are talking about the BMW Alpina Z8, McLaren SLR, and Porsche GT2 / GT3, so it should come as no surprise that the Treadwear rating is so high. When it comes to durability, this tire is designed to withstand high speeds and harsh braking and still provide adequate tread life.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Warranty

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first). This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.

Uniformity Warranty

Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

Michelin provides an amazing 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

Road Hazard Warranty

Sadly, Michelin does not provide this type of warranty for this tire.

Manufacturer Special Warranty

This tire comes with a special warranty consisting of 60-day satisfaction (in which you can exchange the tire for a BFGoodrich or Uniroyal equivalent), and a 3-year flat changing service.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

On top of the tread life warranty offered by Michelin, this tire features Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.

Despite being a tire aimed at the segment of high-performance sports cars, this product has a solid guarantee that makes it a worthy alternative to consider.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Specs & Options

You might think that a tire as exclusive as this one is available in only a few sizes. But this is not the case.

This tire is available in various sizes ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches, with tire widths ranging from 205 to 335. If you're wondering about the UTQG, this tire is rated 220 AA A, which is expected given its grip. For more information on the UTQG, read this article.

One thing we really like is that it has excellent market coverage, making it a valid option for a huge number of enthusiasts.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Reviews

It is very pleasing to analyze the comments from users. Many of them highlight how this tire sticks to the road impressively, while others praise its performance in the wet. 

One aspect worth mentioning is the users' perception of the tire's tread life. On average, nearly half of drivers have found it necessary to replace these tires before 30k miles. While this may be a sign of alarm, it should be noted that 90% of drivers admit that their driving style is "spirited," which coupled with the type of cars they drive (BMW M Series, Corvette, Porsche 911, etc.) only reinforces our belief that Michelin has created a robust tire capable of withstanding constant abuse.

With this product, Michelin has once again demonstrated its leadership as a premium supplier of high-performance tires. Rest assured that if your car has 300+ hp, these tires will live up to your expectations.

Quick Recap

MICHELIN Pilot Sport PS2 Performance Tire 235/35ZR19/XL (91Y)

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Dry

9.3

Wet

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Treadwear

7.3

End of the Road

Throughout this review, it has been demonstrated that the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 has the qualities of a true high-performance tire. Unmatched cornering grip, excellent wet traction, and on top of that, a comfort comparable to that of a luxury tire. If you are looking for a tire with those features for your sports car, then this tire should be at the top of your list.

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.