The Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec is Michelin’s Performance Winter / Snow tire developed to meet the needs of Porsche enthusiasts who may encounter snow-covered roads when they drive their sports cars year-round. In addition to utilizing eco-focused manufacturing methods and enhancing vehicle fuel economy through low rolling resistance, as designated by Michelin’s Green X* branding, Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec tires are designed to deliver secure driving year after year in cold, wet and wintry conditions.

Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec tires feature a full silica-based, sunflower oil-enriched Helio Compound+ tread rubber that remains more flexible in low temperatures for better traction in cold conditions. This compound is molded into a directional tread design that features a heavily grooved tread pattern, Michelin’s high-density Stabiligrip 3D sipe technology and wrap-around shoulder designs to enhance acceleration, braking and handling.

The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by Michelin’s FAZ technology that places spirally wound filaments of polyester cord under the tread to combine stable feel, confident handling and high-speed capability with ride comfort.

Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec winter radials meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Note: Snow platform indicators (the equivalent of “snow wear bars”) are molded into the Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec’s tread grooves to inform the driver when ice and snow traction will be reduced as the tire’s tread reaches the point where the remaining tread depth becomes less effective in deep snow.

Install Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec tires in sets of four only.

Vehicles should always be equipped with equivalent tires at all wheel positions. These winter / snow tires, due to their exceptional snow and ice traction provided by their unique tread compounds, must be used in sets of four to help ensure proper vehicle control. Mixing asymmetric and directional tires is not permitted.

*Specific sizes featuring Green X technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire’s Specs tab.


  1. This is definitely the best tire I have ever purchased in my entire life. A little background: I live in Chicago, and it is now December. I bought a 2011 Shelby Mustang GT-500 with SVTPP in July, and it came with Goodyear F1 G2 summer performance tires – 19″ front and 20″ rear. I needed a good winter performance tires, and literally the only one that would fit on these wheels was the Michelin Alpine.That said: they are AMAZING! I have never owned such amazing tires with such good traction in below freezing weather! They are literally incredible – with over 500 rwtq, I can drop the clutch in 1st gear and get very little rear tire spin – in freezing weather conditions! These tires HOOK, and they hook hard! I am in shock; I would use these tires year round if I could (they will likely wear far faster if I kept them on in summer). But bottom line, the traction is amazing – it is like I just did a burnout on a 90 degree day at the track with performance tires – they hook in a way I didn’t think was possible. Before, on my summer tires, I got stuck pulling out of a parking space with less than 1/2 inch of snow on the ground. A flat parking space! And now, as long as the snow is lower than my front lip, I can drive with no issues.These tires are truly incredible – look at the other reviews. Honestly the best tires I have owned in my entire life, and I’ve had Blizzaks, X-Ice, and Continental DSWs. I can’t recommend these enough – I will never buy another winter tire as long as I live.

  2. I swapped out my OEM Continental 5P summer tires for these, and am so happy I did. They’re quiet, responsive, sticky, pliable in cold temps (unlike the 5Ps, which are terrible below 65F). They cost a lot, but Michelins are always worth it. I can’t wait to see how they perform in the snow, but on light ice they’re fine. I’ll keep them on year-round even though they’re winter tires, as there are few alternatives in this UHP size range.

  3. I purchased these as winter tires to replace the 20″ Michelin Sport 4S that came on the car and are now hibernating for the winter. I mounted these on 19” Monte Titano MT7 rims. The wheels and tires where on my door step in less than 48 hrs after i placed the order

  4. I am into my second season on a set of these tires on my 2015 Porsche Turbo S, which I drive every day, rain, snow or ice, in New England in the Boston area. The car is an absolute beast in winter conditions on these tires – super stable and predictable, and even holds its own in unplowed snow. I am careful on ice – I guess that’s to be expected – but other than that I have pretty much the same fun with it as on summer tires. Plus, this is the first set of snows that I have had on any of my Turbos (I have driven several since 1996) that I have not been just desperate to get off the car when spring comes around (I have used all the other major brands at one time or another). These are certainly not as sticky as summer tires when things start to get warm, but they are quiet, smooth running, totally predictable, and stay in balance very nicely.

  5. My only gripe about it is that it’s hard to do donuts in the snow… the grip is that good. LOLI think it’s the perfect winter tire for where I live (eastern WA). We don’t see a whole lot of snow up here but enough to make you want to get winter tires. I like to go skiing, so driving up the mountain on this tire paired with Audi’s quatro traction makes me feel very confident. Also it’s pretty quiet as far as winter tires go. I will definitely buy again.

  6. I have been driving RWD cars in MN for 15 years, and used over five different set of snow tires. This is the best performance winter tires I have ever driven on. It’s very predictably in snow and ice. It also very good/quite on dry roads. So far I have driven in 5 snow storms with ice packed, unplowed roads, and it performed flawlessly and exceeded my expectations in those conditions. Too early to say on wear but after 3000 miles it looks like new and I drive a 600 hp car. I’m officially impressed with this snow tire. Will look at Michelin tires when I need snow tires again.If you have a high performance car and need performance winter tires, at this moment this is the best tire you can get. I highly recommend this winter tires for anyone needs to drive in cold/snow areas.


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