Porsche has fitted the latest iteration of its iconic 911 with Pirelli’s P Zero ultra-high-performance (UHP) tire.  Two different compounds of P Zero were specially developed for the new Porsche 911 Carrera that will have its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week in sizes 245/35ZR20 front and 295/30ZR20 rear).

P Zero brings the new Porsche prodigious grip while enhancing the aerodynamic characteristics of the new Stuttgart supercar. With Porsche, Pirelli confirms its premium strategy and position as a leading partner to the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers. The P Zero developed for the Carrera accentuates the car’s characteristics, ensuring comfort, performance and driving enjoyment.

The latest tread compounds were specially designed for the new Porsche 911; the rear features Kevlar, a synthetic fiber offering excellent heat resistance and elasticity, whose longitudinal action allows the tire to react to thermal stress. The rear tire gives the Porsche maximum lateral grip, excellent stability even at high speed and greater precision when driving, thus eliminating the risk of oversteer or degradation of the tire itself. The front tire compound contains special nano-composites whose longitudinal and side action provides excellent grip and a marked improvement in cornering and lateral thrust.

The P Zero tread was specially developed by Pirelli engineers with side blocks featuring optimized sipe depth, thereby notably reducing noise emissions in compliance with European Union regulations.

Porsche has also chosen Pirelli for the 911 Carrera Turbo variant, to be launched over the coming months.  The eagerly-awaited supercar will be fitted with the P Zero 245/35ZR20 on the front and 305/30ZR20 on the rear.

The P Zero chosen by the German manufacturer is undergoing continual development as regards both design and the materials utilized. P Zero has enabled Pirelli to consolidate its leadership of the top vehicle ranges, having obtained more than 200 fitment approvals and chosen by leading car manufacturers to aid and enhance the extreme performance of supercars, while offering increasingly higher levels of driving pleasure and safety.

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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