Challenger SRT Hellcat
It's all about load distribution when it comes to making the best tire even better.
I know you've done this a lot and I know you can drive....I've seen your youtube videos. BTW yours is the first channel I've ever subscribed to! Lol. From what I saw you are ALREADY passing everybody including Vettes, and Vipers. I've always said the drivermod counts for the most so thank you for proving that and representing our beloved Hellcat.Besides myself there has been three instructors who have driven my car with the PZeros. It has been a unanimous chant, DIFFERENT TIRES WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. Look at the stopping distances established in the video, the new Michelin stopped the car in nearly 10% less distance.
Additionally, if you can get one more track day per set because of this new compound, it seems then one can do some math and decide the extra money is negligible. Or think of the MasterCard commercial, Hellcat $65,000, price of new tires $1,200, passing everyone during your HDPE event....priceless! Look at the cost of Trofeo-R's and other race tires. I thought the $340-400/per was good for this quality.
For you street drivers, the warranty has to make it a no-brainer.
Thanks. I have a couple days remaining on my track set. Then I will have a decision to make. These will be considered. Could be June-July for me. I have a NASA event on the darn short Comp course at BIR Jul 1-2. New rubber may be nice for that. B4 that I will have a Performance School day and a Vette Club lapping day, so I may be ready for new rubber by then. Darn rears took a hell of a hit all the way across! Never thought it was burning rubber anywhere but it lost that rubber somewhere. These are so much fun to drive on a road course and use the power.I know you've done this a lot and I know you can drive....I've seen your youtube videos. BTW yours is the first channel I've ever subscribed to! Lol. From what I saw you are ALREADY passing everybody including Vettes, and Vipers. I've always said the drivermod counts for the most so thank you for proving that and representing our beloved Hellcat.
Now back to the tires....I'm not yet convinced. Say I do 6 HPDE events per year. Say the Pirellis last for 3 events vice 4 for the Michelin. I still need two sets of both tires and the difference is 1744 vs 2704 or nearly 1000 dollars or in practical terms another full set of Pirellis with money left over for brake pads and fluid. (I define event as one track day BTW with 4-5 25min sessions). I'm going to these events to drive the ever living Sh#T out of the car...this is true. Faster lap times are OF COURSE desirable but it's mostly for fun and not competitive so I just don't know if I can justify the extra coin when you factor in the brakes, the track fee, track insurance and all the other money I spend on tires for Drag Racing etc... If I can find a set for a little less I may eventually try them out but at 155% more per tire I think I'll stick with the Pirellis.
DGatzby all that being said I hope you get a set and give us a full review! I can be convinced but I'd be very curious how they hold up. If they get 155% more life then maybe it would sway me.