Michelin Pilot Sport AS Plus ZP Review

If you’re looking for an ultra high performance all season tire for your Vette, BMW or Lexus, this tire is an excellent choice.

Everybody really likes these tires. A friend of mine has a set on his Vette and he thinks the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S ZP is the best thing since sliced bread. Below is short video he and I shot in the shop recently when I was aligning his car after some new suspension mods he just installed. He tells you just what he thinks about the Michelins on his car.

Originally designed for the C5 & C6 Corvette, these tires shaved 4 seconds off lap times compared to the original equipment Goodyears according Michelin when they tested the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP side by side. They also come in sizes that fit Lexus and BMW.

These fit Lexus SC 430, BMW 328i, C5 & C6

I’ve read a lot of reviews from people who’ve bought this tire, and the over whelming majority were glad they did.

Buy or No Buy?

What’s not to like about a 45,000 mile rated tire that everyone raves about? YES, I would buy these.


4 Replies to “Michelin Pilot Sport AS Plus ZP Review”

  1. I’ve been researching tires for my 2001 Corvette convertible for more than 2 weeks now and after reading hundreds of reviews, I ordered 4 of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP’s from Tirerack.com. Although I won’t receive the new treads for a few days, I can’t wait to get rid of the Goodyears. I’m excited and hopeful that all of these reviews are as accurate as I want them to be. Thanks to everyone for posting your experiences.

  2. My friend Terry loves his A/S ZP’s, I think you will too. Terry’s an animal, if they’re good enough for him, they’re good enough for most people. I’m pretty sure you’ll love your new Michelin’s.

  3. I just had a set of the A/S ZP’s installed on my 99 C5 convertible. I will say that ride and road noise have improved considerably over the original Goodyear F1’s. However they change the look of the car considerably. I would say they are downright ugly on a Vette. The rounded edges and higher profile make it look like I just put min van tires on a Corvette.

  4. I had a set of these on my 1994 coevette when I bought it a few years ago. I could’nt seem to keep the darn car on the road in the rain, I live in Washington State, drive my vette to work every day putting over 40k miles a year on it. The Michelin tires were brand spanking new and lasted me about 30k. Thank goodness I went back to Goodyear Eagle F1. They are incredible. I am pulling off my 2nd set on this car, they have over 80k on them and have been thru 2 winters of snow,rain,hail and heat. I have never lost control, the noise is not too bad and I can literally run them bald before replacig them. LOL
    Just as a side note, I am about 200 miles away from passing the 300k mark with my car, and the guys I work with cannot believe I drive it in every type of weather unless it is flooding on our roads. Vette don’t swim very well….
    I wish you all happy driving with your Michelins, I just prefer my Eagles.

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