Pirelli is a name synonymous with a high-end range of premium performance tyres. Founded in Milan in 1872, Pirelli tyres have become the world’s largest tyre manufacturers with over 144-year history. With its singular focus on R&D, the tyre manufacturer reflects the excellence of Italian craftsmanship. Pirelli has been successfully competing in motorsport since 1907, and they are currently the exclusive supplier of the Formula 1 championship.
With such a longstanding association with performance excellence in the motorsport world, it is no surprise that Pirelli tyres have the offering of their products and services in the mainstream automobile industry as well.
They have established synergistic collaboration with world’s top prestigious cars – Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bentley, Maserati, Pagani, McLaren to manufacture tyres that exemplify and augment the individual car’s heightened performances. The PZero tyre range includes much custom-made Original Equipment (OE) tyres to achieve the ‘Perfect Fit’.
Pirelli Tyres and Porsche 911
It is Porsche, who asked for custom made tyres from Pirelli. With Porsche’s 911 in the 60’s the power game was elevated, warranting tyres that can keep this unstoppable revving machine solid on the ground. This demand from Porsche led to design and engineering of custom made PZero for the 911 that improved the car’s driving performance. The 911 rear flat 6-engine and the increased camber at the rear axle needed tyres with asymmetric tread patterns with an unequal distance between the outer and inner shoulder. This requirement was to ensure that the tyre had the maximum contact patch with the road, which in turn made sure that maximum power was transferred to the ground. Pirelli Tyres services to manufacturer OE tyres for particular car brands pushed Pirelli to create custom tread compounds, the 911 PZero uses nanocomposites to give high rigidity. Even the chemical mixing of these compounds had to be uniform, which allowed the tyre limited deformation which further improved the precision while cornering.
Pirelli tyres services to offer the optimized custom design for even the Turbo version of the Porsche 911. The PZero tyres for the turbo version had softer compounds as compared with regular PZero Pirelli tyres. The softness was compensated by a fuller tread pattern with a stiffer structure.
Pirelli Tyres and Bentley Bentayga:
Pirelli Tyres is the official Technical Partner of the Bentley Continental GT equipped with a new PZero. In 2015, with the launch of Bentley’s new Bentayga, the British manufacturer’s first SUV and the first Bentley built for off-roading. Pirelli Tyres had to rise to the new challenges of a range of surfaces, the PZero and Scorpion Verde for all-season was developed in collaboration with Bentley.
Bentley Bentayga’s Scorpion Verde for all-season performance is a lightweight tyre to suit the weight and speed of the car, with softer off-road orientation. It is designed with low vertical rigidity for added comfort, optimized compounds for low rolling resistance and low wear. Polymers have been used in the Pirelli Tyres to offer stable performance at different temperatures. In order to guarantee perfect repeatability, highly robotic production is used.
For Pirelli Tyre service centre in the UAE, visit our ZDegree centres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. We are the distributors of Pirelli Tyres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Marked OE tires are also available in our Tyre shop – myzdegree.com. There is a great offer for Pirelli tyres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain – on purchase of 4 of them, you stand a chance to drive in the Dubai Autodrome for an exclusive driving experience.