Corvette’s improved performance
for 2012 begins with the new, optional Michelin® Pilot® Sport
Cup Zero Pressure tires, which are available on the two
highest-performing models, the lightweight, 505-hp (377 kW) Z06
and the maximum-performance, 638-hp (476 kW) supercharged ZR1.
They are competition-oriented tires, optimized for warm, dry
conditions to increase cornering and handling capability.
When combined with the Corvette’s
exclusive Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology –
which manages torque delivery for maximum performance – the
tires set new benchmarks for Corvette performance. Engineers
estimate an 8-percent gain in maximum lateral acceleration, to
more than 1.1g, and improved braking distance.
(June 9, 2011)