Michelin and Cadillac collaborate to deliver exceptional performance on the track and street.
GREENVILLE, S.C., May 4, 2015 – Michelin today announced that it will provide specifically tuned MICHELIN® Pilot® Super Sport tires as the exclusive fitment for the2016 Cadillac ATS-V. Working closely with the Cadillac ATS-V team, Michelin engineers developed specially constructed MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tires that help the vehicle achieve world-class sports car performance.
[2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe] The MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tire features an aggressive steel belt package previously reserved for Michelin racing tires. Additionally, three different compounds are strategically engineered across the tire’s tread to contact the ground simultaneously, helping to extend tread life while maximizing grip required for track driving.
“The MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport that we jointly developed for the Cadillac ATS-V is the latest example of strategic engineering cooperation between our companies to provide the highest performance experience to Cadillac drivers,” said Thom Roach, director of original equipment marketing for Michelin North America. “Cadillac ATS-Vowners will enjoy a smoother ride, slower tread wear, excellent performance in the rain and improved dry handling.”
Michelin’s and Cadillac’s research and development teams held joint test sessions for the ATS-V at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds in South Carolina, General Motors’ Milford Road Course, Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany, Circuit of the Americas and Virginia International Raceway. Cadillac ATS-V tire fitments will be 255/35ZR18 on the front and 275/35ZR18 on the rear.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,750 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants in 17 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About Michelin North America
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.