The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires were developed as an answer for drivers that desired a tire that could be utilized in both high-speed track events and standard road driving. While the Pilot Sport Cup tires meet all DOT requirements should not be driven in icy or snowy weather conditions. The tires include a unique side-by-side dual zone compound for upgraded traction and precise handling. The asymmetrical tread design further enhances the steering response and adds to the smooth corning stability. The internal structure of the Pilot Sport Cup consists of two full-wide steel belts reinforced with Michelin’s Banded at Zero technology to cut down on area distortion during quick acceleration and high speed cornering and braking.