AT THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTORSHOW PIRELLI TO EQUIP
EUROPE ‘S TOP OF THE RANGE CAR INDUSTRY MODELS. AMONG THE PREMIERES
EQUIPPED WITH PIRELLI, THE FERRARI 599GTB, LAMBORGHINI NEW
MURCIELAGO, ALFA ROMEO 159 SPORTWAGON AND SPIDER, VOLVO S80, AUDI
S8 AND THE PEUGEOT 207
SIGNIFICANT PIRELLI PRESENCE ALSO ON THE MOST POWERFUL
AND PRESTIGIOUS CONCEP CAR SUCH AS ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE, LAMBORGHINI
MIURA, ISOTTA FRASCHINI AND THE OFF-ROAD VEHICLE “OLTRE
Milan, 27 February 2006 - Pirelli is equipping the main
new models from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Volvo, Audi and
Peugeot presented at the 76 Geneva International Motorshow,
along with the most powerful and prestigious concept car such as
Aston Martin Rapide, Lamborghini Miura, Isotta Fraschini and the
off-road vehicle “Oltre Fiat”.
In particular, among the worldwide premires fitted with
Pirelli ultra high performance tyres are the Ferrari 599 GTB, the
Lamborghini New Murcielago, the Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon and
Spider, the Volvo S80 and the Peugeot 207.
Elsewhere at the Geneva Motorshow, Pirelli is also equipping models
from Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo with the high
performance tyres P6 and P7.
On the concept cars scene, Pirelli equips the high performance
four-door sports car Aston Martin Rapide, the Lamborghini Miura,
Isotta Fraschini, and “Oltre Fiat” based on the new military
“off-road” vehicle from Iveco.
At the Geneva Motorshow Pirelli is also present with the innovative
system K-Pressure Optic for the tyres pressure control which is
fitted on the Fiat Panda MultiEco and Ferrari F430 Challenge.
The Pirelli presence on the main models from the world’s most
prestigious car brands with the high performance products from the
PZero, Run Flat and Scorpion ranges, confirms the company’s
positive growth trend on the original equipment and aftermarket
sector in Europe and in the United States as well as its
positioning in the higher market segments.
The company’s partnerships with the major automotive Groups with
whom Pirelli has always worked extremely closely on the
technological development of its products continues in Europe with
the brands Ferrari, Bentley, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini,
Porsche, BMW, Peugeot, Fiat, Daimler Chrysler, and in the United
States with the brands Ford, Cadillac, Dodge, Chevrolet. The
significant presence of the PZero high performance tyres and Run
Flat Eufori@ on the main models from the american car manufacturers
at the recent Detroit and Los Angeles Motorshows confirms again
Pirelli’s positive growth on the original equipment sector in the
United States .
The Company’s positive performance is further confirmed by the
results for the first nine months of 2005, which saw an increase of
sales of 9,8% (+7% on a like-for-like basis) and a 25% growth in
operating income with a ROS of 10%.