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MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport original equipment on the GTA Spano

The MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport is the sole original equipment fitment on the GTA Spano, a supercar built by the Spanish company Spania GTA. This certification is the fruit of a relationship between the two companies, and is one which will continue with future collaborations.

The technology used in the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport offers performance characteristics that perfectly suit the demands of ultra-high-performance vehicles like the GTA Spano, particularly in handling, high speed responsiveness and above all else, safety on the road or track. Plus, as with all Michelin tyres each of these characteristics is maintained throughout the life of the tyre.

To be able to offer this level of performance the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport features a unique combination of three technologies: the Aramid fibre belt, the Bi-Compound tread band and the Variable Contact Patch 2.0.

  • Aramid is a high-tenacity fibre primarily used in aeronautics and protective military gear, whose key feature is its high strength and lightness. Strong and light at the same time, aramid is five times more resistant than steel at equivalent weight. Due to its variable tension, the belt is tighter in the tread area compared to the shoulders, centrifugal force is more effectively controlled and pressure is more evenly distributed across the tyre’s tread area.
  • Originally developed for race tyres, Bi-Compound technology uses different rubber compounds on the left and right sides of the tread. On the outer shoulder, the tread compound contain a specific elastomer which ensures exceptional endurance during cornering, while on the inside, a different elastomer in the compound combines with a special tread design to enable the tyre, on wet roads, to break through the water’s surface and adhere to even the slightest irregularities in the road.
  • The innovative feature of the Variable Contact Patch 2.0 is that it changes shape depending on actual driving conditions, thereby guaranteeing total vehicle control. In this way, even as the patch’s shape changes when cornering, the amount of rubber in contact with the road remains the same.

Thanks to all of the above properties, the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport is the perfect partner for GTA Spano. Rebuilt from the ground up, this Spanish supercar contains a new V10 Twin Turbo 7990 cc engine, with 1220 Nm twin motor and a 925 CV of power. This vehicle, limited to a production run of 99, also contains a fully redesigned, automated carbon synchronised 7 speed sequential gearbox. Thanks to powertrain, it goes from 0 to 100km/h in 2.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 370 km/h.

GTA Spano is fitted with MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tyres in 265/35ZR19 front and 345/30ZR20 rear sizes.

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