Lexus LC 500 to Feature Next-Generation Michelin Run-Flat Tires

Lexus LC Run Flats

When the Lexus LC 500 arrives in spring 2017, it will feature Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP tires with next-generation run-flat technology:

For the first time, Michelin engineers deployed a new hybrid sidewall technology that allows the tire to maintain its run-flat capabilities and superior handling performance while also reducing the tire’s overall mass and rolling resistance.

Available on the all-new Lexus LC 500 model, the specially tuned MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport ZP tires were designed to contribute significantly to handling and performance. The tire sizes for the Lexus LC 500 are 245/40R21 for the front and 275/35R21 for the rear.

(The LC 500 on display at the Detroit Auto Show was actually equipped with a new Michelin tire concept that incorporated some Lexus design cues and Premium Touch technology. It’s unusual to notice a tire during a new vehicle debut, but the matte finish really stood out.)