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The Pilot Exalto PE2 is Michelin’s Ultra High Performance Summer tire designed to raise both the status and performance of small sporty cars, coupes and sedans that use low profile-sized tires. The Pilot Exalto PE2 was developed to provide crisp and responsive handling in both wet and dry conditions, however it is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
The Pilot Exalto PE2 uses Michelin’s Life Maximized Adherence (LMA) tread compound to provide predictable handling and sustained levels of grip throughout the tire’s life. The LMA tread compound is molded into Michelin’s Variable Contact Patch (VCP) asymmetrical tread design with large independent outer shoulder tread blocks and a 70% rubber-to-road contact on the outboard portion of the tire’s footprint to put more rubber on the road during extreme cornering enhancing responsiveness and sporty handling. The asymmetrical tread design also features 62% rubber-to-road contact on the inboard portion to enhance hydroplaning resistance and wet traction. Continuous center ribs help reduce noise while providing constant road contact to increase straight-line stability.
The tire’s internal structure features twin, high tensile steel belts fortified with Michelin’s Banded At Zero (BAZ) technology (spirally wrapped reinforcement) to stabilize the tread area enhancing handling and high-speed capability. A rayon cord body and dual sidewall reinforcements help resist lateral deflection to generate cornering force and stability.
|Max. Inflation Pressure||Tread Depth||Tire Weight||Rim Width Range||Meas. Rim Width||Sect. Width||Tread Width||Overall Diam.||Revs. Per Mile|
|240 A A||1,356 lbs||51 psi||10/32"||21 lbs||5.5-7.5"||6.5"||8.4"||NA||24.9"||836|
|240 A A||1,389 lbs||51 psi||10/32"||22 lbs||6-8"||7"||9.2"||NA||24.9"||836|
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