According to Michelin representatives, their new product opens a new era of road safety. In addition to excellent coupling properties, the tire is distinguished by traditionally high performance in two more directions: mileage and fuel efficiency.
It was not possible to check the latest indicators, but overall the MICHELIN Primacy 3 impression on the Kazan ring left a very favorable impression. Arrivals were held on Toyota Camry and Peugeot 3008 on tires with dimensions 205 / 55R16 V and 225 / 45R17 W.
After the first laps, it became clear that the tire was also quiet. According to the results of comparative races, we were convinced that the braking distance of MICHELIN Primacy 3 is shorter than that of its predecessor, on average 1.5 m on wet and 2 m on dry asphalt.
All tread blocks of the novelty have a smoothed edge to reduce deformation during braking. When in contact with the coating, the right angle of the tread block worsens traction, because its sharp edge can catch on and reduce the area of contact between the block and the surface. Given the number of tread blocks, contact patch loss can be significant. The smoothed edge allows the block to fit on the surface as efficiently as possible, which improves grip.
For MICHELIN Primacy 3, a new patented tread pattern with self-locking lamellas was developed, which were made using new technology that allowed them to reduce their thickness to two tenths of a millimeter. The lamellas interconnect and make the blocks more stable, do not allow them to deform, and thus improve adhesion to the road surface.
In addition, the new tire has become more fuel-efficient. This was achieved thanks to the improved architecture of the MIHELIN Primacy 3 bus and new materials characterized by low heat generation.