Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Review
NOT ALL ARE MADE IN FRANCE
Weird but apparently, the tyres I got were not made from the same factory. For that matter, not even from the same country. Based on my understanding, this was because the importers here obtain some of their stock from Asian factories based on size for economical reasons. My 225/40R18 fronts were made in Thailand while the wider 255/35R18 rears came from France. For obvious reasons, the fronts were half the price. In this regard, the PS4 is competitively priced.
If you live in Singapore, you should be familiar with the aggressive bend at the entry of Stevens Road after branching off Scotts and the final bend where Stevens Road merges with the Pan Island Expressway. This is one of my favourite test areas for wet conditions because the bends are quite challenging by design and can be catastrophic for the unprepared soul.
I couldn't say the same for my worn Advans but I recalled the they were pretty much as good when they were new. Braking in the wet, checked!
While the steering response and sharpness felt precise with good grip to craze the day, I couldn't say I enjoyed driving with the PS4s in dry conditions as much as I did in the rain.
As strange as it sounds, the PS4 was most enjoyable to me under wet conditions because the drive felt so connected when others around me struggled in the pouring rain. Thus far, having good runs with Japanese and German tyres, I must honestly say that the successor to Michelin's Pilot Super Sport is indeed a great performance tyre.
Reasonably priced for sheer driving pleasure, the PS4 comes highly recommended if you are looking for a street tyre that outperforms most with unexpected levels of comfort for a performance radials.