NURBURG, Germany — Porsche A.G. has selected the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires an an original equipment fitment on the 2022 911 GTE (992), the seventh generation of the German car maker's iconic 911 GT3 line.
Additionally, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R Connect tires will be available as a dealer-fit option "for those who wish to push on-track performance to the limit," Michelin Group said.
During testing on the 12.9-mile long Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit in Germany, a 911 GT3 fitted with the Pilot Sport Cup 2 R Connect tires posted a lap time of just under 7 minutes, one of the fastest times ever for a vehicle with street-legal tires.
Driven by Porsche test driver Lars Kern, the 911 GT3 was fitted with the Michelin rubber in sizes 255/35 ZR 20 (front) and 315/30 ZR 21 (rear). The production car fitment will be Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires in the same sizes.