A RANGE OF UHP (ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE) PRODUCTS THAT MEET THE SPORTING NEEDS OF THE MODERN DRIVER Suitable for vehicles from the most prestigious and powerful GTs to high-performance city cars
has been conceived for drivers who enjoy performance and use their cars frequently. The P ZERO™ SILVER allows extended performance durability thanks to the multi compound material.
is the highest evolution of the range.With a directional tread pattern for front axle fitment and an asymmetrical pattern for the rear axle this tire is for use on road and for occasional track sessions. Developed with an innovative racing tread compound it is ideal for the fastest and most powerful cars in the ultra high-performance sector.
has been developed for all, top of the range, supersports and high powered vehicles, in conjunction with the most prestigious motor manufacturers; which is why many have chosen it as an original equipment reference product.
ensures the optimum balance between comfort and performance, on both wet and dry surfaces. Fitted on medium to high-powered cars it enhances their characteristics offering the greatest driving pleasure.
the ideal tire for “soft” and “hard tuning” conversions, it meets the needs at the performance and at the “aesthetic” level offering a personal identity to compact cars through to the most powerful luxury saloons.
Created to equip the legendary 1987 Ferrari F40, the P ZERO™ range has always been associated with the world’s most prestigious supersports cars. Developed by Pirelli technicians, the first P ZERO™ was asked to perform an extreme task for a road tire with the 478HP F40 being unrestricted by electronic traction or stability control. Justifiably, the unforgettable Michele Alboreto, a Ferrari Formula 1 driver from 1984 to 1988, said the F40 “needs to be treated with respect”.
In 1994, the P ZERO™ SYSTEM made its debut on the innovative Ferrari F355 and it stood out because tires with different tread patterns were fitted on the two axles: directional to the front and asymmetric to the rear. In this way the directional capacity of the front axle and the traction power of the rear axle are optimised, offering the best in sports driving.
2000 brought P ZERO ROSSO™: a product which offers excellent handling, comfort and safety, even on wet roads. Due to its features, it is chosen as original equipment by the most prestigious motor manufacturers for fitment to their most powerful “Premium” models.
P ZERO NERO™ was launched in 2002, the ideal choice for even the most extreme tuners. Available in a wide range of sizes, it stands out for its aggressive tread pattern: its characteristic central ribs give it an attractive look and ensure excellent handling and performance even in the wet.
2003 was the year the P ZERO™ CORSA SYSTEM was first presented: an evolution of the concept “directional on the front”–“asymmetric on the rear” initiated in 1994. The range offers important new advances which make it the ideal product for extreme supersports cars. Although these are road tires, they have features which make their performance increasingly similar to that of the Motorsport product range.
In 2007 a new P ZERO™ was introduced to respond to the ever higher performance of the latest supersports cars and luxury saloons. The compounds were refined and new hybrid materials introduced which are capable of reducing the dynamic deformations of the tire, even when it is subject to the most violent forces experienced when driving at the limit. Additional benefits are improved tire life and lower noise.
Most recent development in 2010 involved the P ZERO™ CORA SYSTEM: the top of the Pirelli road range. The increase in performance – and the increasingly perfected electronic devices for dynamic vehicle control – have led Pirelli to develop innovative solutions in response to motor manufacturers’ requests. A range of ultra high performance tires that offer no compromises.