The Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 is Michelin's Max Performance tire developed for the drivers of the world's ultra high performance sports cars. Pilot SX MXX3 tires were designed to provide a performance level similar to racing slicks with rain grooves cut into them by offering progressive handling, responsiveness and traction on dry roads with ample traction on wet roads. The Pilot SX MXX3 is not intended to be driven in snow.
Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 molds Michelin's Advanced Technology tread compound into a symmetric straight rib-type tread design featuring wide circumferential grooves and angled shoulder grooves to channel water to increase hydroplaning resistance. The uninterrupted center ribs reduce tire noise on dry roads while they sharpen steering response and provide communicative road feel. The tire's structure includes two belts made of high-tensile, lightweight steel cords which are further reinforced by size-optimized, spirally wrapped nylon cord utilizing Michelin's BAZ (Banded At Zero) Technology to improve steering response and resist distortion while they enhance ride quality and high-speed durability. Rayon cord reinforced sidewalls promote fast steering response and powerful cornering, while Michelin's cable beads help maintain the shape of a running tire for better tire/wheel uniformity.