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Tires may not be the sexiest part of a car, but they are among the most important. “Because a lot is riding on your tires,” as Michelin put it.

That's especially true of high-performance automobiles, in which the limits of adhesion are more likely to be pushed.

Hugely powerful and capable cars like the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and Mercedes-AMG E63 wear the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, and now a far more accessible vehicle is offering them as well.

Building on the experience gained from the Ford GT and Shelby GT350, Michelin and Ford are now offering a specially developed version of the Pilot Sport 4 S on the 2018 Mustang GT. The 19-inch tires sport 40-series sidewalls and measure 255 millimeters up front and 275 in the back to give the eight-cylinder pony car plenty of traction.

The summer tires replace the standard 235/50R18 rubber (or the available 255/40R19 all-season tires), and come as part of the Performance Package (as fitted on the orange example pictured). For $3,995, the pack also includes the 19-inch wheels on which the new tires are mounted, as well as Brembo brakes, Torsen limited-slip differential, upgraded suspension components, and enhanced trim.

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