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Old 11-14-2018, 01:19 AM
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I'm at a Michelin business forum event here in Vegas. Was told the new Cup 2R's will have Z06/GS sizes. Hopefully the rep is accurate!

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Old 11-14-2018, 07:59 AM
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:01 AM
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Great news. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:22 PM
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is this a non run flat tire?
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:40 PM
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The pictured tire is the new CUP2 R which the new Porsche have mounted in the RS version.
* NO * is a tire with Porsche characteristic

We are told, the R tire should also come in the Z06 sizes
Probably without ZP

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Old 11-14-2018, 06:34 PM
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2X the price of a MPSC2 ZP tyre and with 1/2 the tread life.

But wicked fast! lol
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:45 AM
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Hey Cölestin, can you confirm how much faster this tire is versus NO1 Cup2 tires ?
I was told the best a GT2 RS did with old tire was 7.03, then did 6.47 on CUP2 R tire....
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:45 AM
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I wonder what the treadwear rating is?
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Originally Posted by TOO Z MAXX View Post
I wonder what the treadwear rating is?

150 according to Tirerack.

Honestly, this seems much higher than I thought.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...+Sport+Cup+2+R
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:38 PM
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The new Cup2 R tire is supposed to be very fast, but it is made especially for the 991 Porsche. Whether the tire comes in other dimensions is not fixed yet.

On an average race track, the tire should be 0.5-1 second faster.
To my knowledge, not faster than the Corvette tires with ZP

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Any word yet if they will come in the Z06 sizes yet???
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by thebishman View Post



150 according to Tirerack.

Honestly, this seems much higher than I thought.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...+Sport+Cup+2+R
Me too. I expected 80-100TW
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Any word on when or If they will be released in the Z06 sizes??
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I was just talking about these in another thread. I was told by a couple of Porsche guys that Michelin designed it at Porsche's request to be a slightly more "all-weather" tire than the tires on our cars. Allegedly due to Europeans driving in more inclement weather (or being more inclined to do so). The grooving is definitely deeper.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:01 PM
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probably same compound as the SC2 ZPs since we know those are MUCH more grippy than the regular Cup 2s. Hell the threads are nearly identical.
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Originally Posted by BrunoTheMellow View Post
probably same compound as the SC2 ZPs since we know those are MUCH more grippy than the regular Cup 2s. Hell the threads are nearly identical.
Couple of guys using these in Europe already, state that the ‘R’ is in fact just like a non-RFT version of the SC2 ZP tyre, but that the compound used on the outside of the tyre is much more of a race compound for the first 2-3mm of depth. Hence why it’s so much quicker.
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Originally Posted by MacRoadie View Post
I was just talking about these in another thread. I was told by a couple of Porsche guys that Michelin designed it at Porsche's request to be a slightly more "all-weather" tire than the tires on our cars. Allegedly due to Europeans driving in more inclement weather (or being more inclined to do so). The grooving is definitely deeper.

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probably same compound as the SC2 ZPs since we know those are MUCH more grippy than the regular Cup 2s. Hell the threads are nearly identical.

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Couple of guys using these in Europe already, state that the ‘R’ is in fact just like a non-RFT version of the SC2 ZP tyre, but that the compound used on the outside of the tyre is much more of a race compound for the first 2-3mm of depth. Hence why it’s so much quicker.


yes,yes, and yes....but are they going to release them in Z06 sizes? That is the question at hand.

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Old 12-06-2018, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by thebishman View Post


Couple of guys using these in Europe already, state that the ‘R’ is in fact just like a non-RFT version of the SC2 ZP tyre, but that the compound used on the outside of the tyre is much more of a race compound for the first 2-3mm of depth. Hence why it’s so much quicker.
How do they know? There's only Porsche size 2Rs and only corvette size ZPs.
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Originally Posted by BrunoTheMellow View Post
How do they know? There's only Porsche size 2Rs and only corvette size ZPs.
You ever heard of people putting aftermarket parts on their cars? Not everybody keeps the stock wheels...
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Originally Posted by Zora.Info View Post
You ever heard of people putting aftermarket parts on their cars? Not everybody keeps the stock wheels...
No one is sticking a 20 inch front 21 inch rear on a Corvette to run narrower tires. Same goes for the opposite on a gt3rs or gt2rs. People are comparing these on different cars which is just about useless comparisons.
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