10-27-2015, 09:51 PM
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Well, that quote was originally posted in 2013. There was an original Trofeo and the newer R version.
Here's from another review. This one is for the original Trofeo. The newer R has the same or slightly more grip but lasts longer.
"The Trofeo is a street legal R-compound track tire. You can drive to and from your track event quite comfortably. It has a great ride (for an R-compound), it is relatively quiet (the quietest R compound I have tried) and it is not darty on pavement ruts.
On the track, instrumented numbers, on a RaceLogic Data box don’t lie. Lateral cornering grip on a Porsche 911 Turbo in the dry was 1.54 G. That is a stunning number. "
"Did a 3 day weekend at Thunderhill (Willows, CA). First day was on Trofeos (not the R, however). My lap timer wasn't in the car, but I found my times via a "creative" manner and recorded a best of 2:02. Didn't run on Saturday due to a mechanical. Ran Sunday on the new OZ wheels shod with new Hoosier R6s. With a passenger in the car I ran a best of 2:01. It was substantially hotter on Sunday than it was on Friday. "
Someone on Rennlist stated that they got about 35 heat cycles out of a set.
Compared to Michelins...
"Ran Trofeo R's at VIR last week. Sunny day, 60 degrees max. Perfect weather. Have run at VIR many times on MPSC - personal best time of 2:08. Second session on the R's - 2:05. Not just once either, consistently lapping at 2:05 and 2:06. Ran another session in the afternoon, this time with a passenger in the car - consistent 2:05's again. Stunned...(all timing via my racekeeper system). Know I have more time to make up, looking at the data and video."
I'm not real familiar with the Michelin Pilot series. Most I looked up had a tread rating from 200-300, so they are basically a street tire.
Some compared the Trofeo R as in between a NT01 and R6...BUT...it's probably hard to deduct any concrete numbers based on the fact that Porsches are running monster wide 19 inch wheels while NA/NB Miatas are running moderate to monster 15 inch wheels.
Last edited by wannafbody; 10-27-2015 at 10:53 PM.