Homologations on New Supercars by Ferrari, Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo

MILAN, Italy – Pirelli once again confirms its leadership as the tire of reference for ultra-high-performance cars, and its position as the top technological partner of the most prestigious car manufacturers with these three aces: the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, the Ferrari 599 HGTE, and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. These supercars will be launched in the coming days with Pirelli P Zero tires. ‘Original Equipment on the World’s Finest’, the P Zero is an ultra-high-performance product line developed by Pirelli for high performance cars such as those from partners Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin. Pirelli is proud to have confirmed its position as original equipment for these new models thanks to the excellent characteristics of reliability, performance and comfort offered by P Zero.

Presented at the Geneva motor show, the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider will be launched officially at Balocco in the next few days with P Zero tires (245/35ZR20 and 285/35ZR20). The P Zero is the latest evolution in tire design from the Pirelli research team. Covered by 5 patents, the P Zero has an innovative compound, structure and tread design, and was specifically developed for high-performance cars of the latest generation to guarantee the greatest driving pleasure and safety.

P Zero’s sportier compound – the P Zero Corsa – was designed with two different tread patterns. It guarantees total grip in curves, under acceleration and braking. These characteristics make it ideal both for the track and for the most demanding road conditions – that is why it was chosen for the Ferrari 599 HGTE (in 245/35ZR20 and 305/35ZR20 sizes), while the British super-sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage went straight for the P Zero Corsa (in 255/35ZR19 and 295/30ZR19).

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.  For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.

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