Ford and Michelin have teamed up to create new tires for Ford’s lineup of performance vehicles. The relationship between the two companies has always been positive, but the partnership is now official as Michelin begins to provide fitments for vehicles such as the Ford GT and Focus RS, among several others. These Ford Performance tires will be customized to fit a wide variety of needs that performance-focused vehicles should possess as opposed to other types of cars.
The full lineup of vehicles that will be receiving the custom tires includes the Ford GT, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustang, Fiesta ST, Focus ST and RS, and F-150 Raptor. Tires are a critical element of these vehicles’ performance, as good performance tires will minimize noise and vibration, be durable, and improve lateral grip. Michelin will be working closely with each other the vehicles in order to create unique tires fitted to each one’s individual needs.
Michelin’s Ford Performance tires will also be used not only for road-legal vehicles, but also for Ford’s cars on the track. Ford and Michelin will be working together for the upcoming 2016 Le Mans racing effort as well. Both companies have expressed excitement at the possibility of working together on current and future projects.