1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Premium2. Pirelli P ZERO Premium
In this comparison, we will be looking at two popular summer tyres: the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 and the Pirelli P ZERO. Both tyres have been tested extensively, and we will be focusing on summarizing the data from these tests, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each tyre.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has an overall rating of 94%, making it a highly regarded summer tyre. It has been rated highly in dry braking, wet handling, and aquaplaning - longitudinal categories. In several mutual tests, it has consistently ranked higher than its Pirelli counterpart. One downside to this tyre is that it has been replaced by a newer tyre, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.
Pirelli P ZERO
On the other hand, the Pirelli P ZERO has an overall rating of 88%, which while lower than the Michelin tyre, is still a respectable score. It has been rated highly in dry handling and wet braking, but has not performed as well in the wet handling and snow handling. In mutual tests, this tyre generally ranks lower than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.
Looking at the combined test data, we can conclude that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 comes out as the better overall tyre when compared to the Pirelli P ZERO. It consistently ranks higher in mutual tests and boasts an overall higher rating. However, it is important to consider that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has been replaced by a newer tyre, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5, which may influence your purchasing decision.
In summary, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a better overall tyre when it comes to dry and wet performance due to its higher ratings and test results compared to the Pirelli P ZERO.