Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Driving on a combination of roads
for 10000 spirited
I have had my Porsche Boxster 3.2S for 7 years and have always used these tires. The mileage is now just under 60,000.
In pretty much every respect this is a fantastic car and a lot of that is down to how it handles, especially around bends but also on motorways and faster roads. I can't be that subjective because I have not tried the car on any other tires but I think that a lot the driving enjoyment comes from having absolute faith in the tires and the Michelin Pilot Sport 2 has always provided that. In every weather and temperature condition (apart from snow where the car is useless!) they stick like glue even under extreme provocation.
There has been the odd tiny sideways slip/slide around a wet roundabout but that may well be to do with oil on the road or something. I have had some pretty scary moments in other cars with different tires, including a BMW M5 on Falken tires, which may give you an indication of how spirited my driving can be and how good the Michelin tires really are.
My only two complaints are cost and wear - If I get 10,000 - 12,000 miles out of the rear tires I am doing well and I wear them right down to the in-built depth gauge without any noticeable impact on performance. They are also the most expensive tire option for my car which until recently had a fairly low choice because I want the same tires all round and it has different size front and back tires. The choice has increased a lot over the years and so now the cheapest branded option I can get are Toyo Proxes T1 sport which are not far off half the price, e.g. feb 2017 Michelins all round cost Â£844 but Toyos cost Â£490. I may well try them next "just to see"!