CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2015) — Clarion Corp. of America has brought on board Michelin North America Inc. as a gold level sponsor of the Clarion Builds Acura NSX project.
Michelin will be contributing multiple sets of its Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires — ideal for track use, according to Clarion — to the NSX build, “playing a major role in ensuring that, upon the car's completion, it will be able to put its power down to the ground while providing maximum adherence and outstanding dry grip on curves, especially on tight corners, the company said.
“Tires will always play a critical role in how it can allow a driver to test the limitations of a vehicle, as well as to showcase its capabilities,” said Johnny Valencia at Michelin. “Michelin is focused on every detail to ensure it creates the best final product, a quality shared by Clarion as evidenced with their meticulous restoration of iconic classic cars under their innovative Clarion Builds program.
“We are proud to be a part of this exciting program and look forward to seeing the completed gen one NSX hit the track wearing our Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.”
Clarion and its key partners for each project aim to unite fans of the project and fully integrate them as a part of the program through both social and traditional media engagements, according to the company, which added that the partners “work to encourage fan and enthusiast participation by providing detailed content highlighting every part of the build process.”