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Michelin Pilot Experience

January 31st, 2017

Over the course of two days, HRE Wheels, along with invited guests, celebrities and industry partners, explored Palm Springs, California, testing and comparing the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tire through exceptional drives and track activities in supercars and hypercars, connecting with some of the most influential automotive minds in the world, with decadent meals prepared by Michelin-starred Chef, Michael Tusk.

Joshua Tree National Park

Guests experienced the amazing grip, traction and control of the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tire through a scenic, yet challenging route in the Joshua Tree National Park in three different types of vehicles: Ferrari California T, Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG Coupe and the all-new Audi R8 V10+.

Accompanying guests were noted celebrities and professional drivers, including, Justin Bell, Keanu Reeves, Tommy Milner, Kuno Wittmer and Gunnar Jeannette.

The Thermal Club

Following the windy road drive through the outskirts of Palm Springs, the event concluded at the Thermal Club, a 5-mile private racing circuit rising out of the desert.

Here, participants were treated to an educational, on-track experience with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, through technical sessions on the new tire series, autocross comparisons with the PS4S and other tire manufacturers, on-track lead-and-follows featuring BMW M Performance models. As an added treat, guests were offered on-track hot laps in a Nissan GT-R, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Acura NSX, Porsche Cayman GT4 and BMW M4 GTS, amongst others.

Chef Michael Tusk

Guests also enjoyed two nights filled with exquisite meals, prepared by Michelin-starred Chef, Michael Tusk and his staff from Quince restaurant in San Francisco, California.

Michelin Pilot Experience, PS4S

As a proud partner and guest of the Michelin Pilot Experience, HRE Wheels would like to thank Michelin for a fantastic experience.

More information about the Pilot Sport Series can be found here.

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