2018 Ford Mustang GT packs Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires image

But the high-performance rubber is only available standard through the car’s optional Performance package, paving for even stronger acceleration and improved grip and handling.

If you’re looking to snatch the recently updated 2018 Ford Mustang GT than better consider the optional Performance package as well because you have another reason to – the 460 ponies are put on the asphalt through Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, lending assistance to the claimed 60 miles per hour time in less than four seconds (just a few years ago this was supercar territory). Michelin first outed the Pilot Sport 4S tire early this year during the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

It’s the successor to the successful and popular Pilot Super Sport, improving on the high-performance grip levels in the wet and dry, while offering a 30,000-mile warranty. The Mustang GT Performance package includes staggered dimensions for the 4S, with 255/40R19s at the front and 275/40R19s in the rear. “We took everything we learned at the track, including feedback from professional drivers, to create a tire custom-tuned for Mustang GT,” comments Gary Swingle, Michelin tire engineer. Genesis also plans to offer the new tire on the 2019 G70 sports sedan, which arrives next year, and the new BMW M5 will also carry the new rubber.