Michelin, the leading tyre company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing, distributing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle. It also offers innovative business support services, digital mobility services and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 112,300 employees and operates 68 production plants in 17 countries. The Group also has a Technology Centre, responsible for research and development, with operations in Europe, North America and Asia.
Koenigsegg has very specific needs when it comes to tires. Our cars perform at the edge and we need a tire that delivers extreme performance, total reliability, consistency, long durability and comfort. Michelin has proven to be a valuable partner. They listen, they always meet our very demanding technical brief and their quality never let us down.
Koenigsegg has been working with Michelin from the beginning of this journey. We’ve developed our technologies together. We’ve set records together. The relationship thrives because we both share the same commitment to excellence.
“Michelin has been the sole tire supplier to Koenigsegg right from our first production car in 2002. We have tested many different tire brands since then but none have ever come close to the quality and performance that Michelin offers. Michelin’s ability to support our low volume production and bespoke tire development needs is truly unique. It lets us design and build cars that consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.” – Christian von Koenigsegg
“This ability is perfectly reflected in the special development of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres for the Koenigsegg One:1, the world’s first megacar, made to deliver extreme performance such as the new 0-300-0 km/h world record it set in June 2015 with an astonishing time of 17.95 seconds.
Michelin’s philosophy of including all the knowhow gained in motorsport into its high performance Michelin Pilot Sport tyre ranges enable the drivers of Koenigsegg cars to get the very best out of these exceptional vehicles.” – Michelin
Christian von Koenigsegg explains how Koenigsegg partners with Michelin for tires.