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Michelin scores OE on 2016 Cadillac CTS-V

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Michelin scores OE on 2016 Cadillac CTS-V

An ultra-high performance tire from Michelin North America Inc. has earned the spot as the exclusive original equipment fitment for the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.

Michelin says it is providing specially tuned Pilot Super Sport tires for the next generation of the Cadillac CTS-V. The tire manufacturer has worked with the Cadillac team and relied on its own technologies and background in endurance racing to construct tires to enhance the world class sports car technology and performance offered by the Cadillac V-Series.

Michelin's most innovative UHP technology, including the latest advances in tread compound, have been adapted to provide improved wet and dry grip and give CTS-V owners a long tread life without sacrificing performance.

The tire features an aggressive steel belt package previously reserved for Michelin racing tires, and its tread depth is tuned to balance everyday street wear and also provide the ultimate grip required for extreme race track performance, the tire maker says. Three different Michelin rubber compounds are engineered and precisely located across the tire's tread surface to optimize tread life.

"The Michelin Pilot Super Sport that we jointly developed for the Cadillac CTS-V strengthens the strategic engineering initiative between our companies to provide the highest-possible performance experience to Cadillac drivers," says Thom Roach, vice president of OE marketing for Michelin North America.  "Similar to our exclusive fitment on the first-ever Cadillac ATS-V, CTS-V owners will enjoy a smoother ride, improved dry handling, excellent performance in the rain, low noise and long tread life."

The Cadillac CTS-V will be fitted with 265/35ZR19 on the front and 295/30ZR19 on the rear.

Designed and manufactured in the United States, the Michelin and Cadillac research and development teams held joint test sessions globally for the CTS-V at Michelin's Laurens Proving Grounds in South Carolina, General Motors' Milford Road Course in Germany, Road Atlanta and Virginia International Raceway.

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