The P Zero System is Pirelli’s Max Performance Summer tire system offering the possibility of selecting from two different tire designs tuned to be used separately or in unison depending on the type of car, driving conditions and driving style. Designed to heighten performance in the dry and especially in the wet, P Zero System tires were originally developed for some of the world’s fastest cars, such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Porsche. Pirelli’s warranty does not cover tires that develop compound cracking due to use in ambient temperatures below 45° Fahrenheit (7° Celsius), so the P Zero System tires, like all summer tires, is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
The P Zero System’s two different options include the P Zero Asimmetrico and P Zero Direzionale. P Zero Asimmetrico all-position or rear-axle tires feature an asymmetrical tread design to focus on transmitting torque to the road with specialized features enhancing cornering power. P Zero Direzionale front position tires feature a directional tread design to focus on hydroplaning resistance and wet surface road holding for cars fitted with wide section width front tires. Both tires’ internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced with nylon cap plies on top of a rayon casing to blend responsive handling with high-speed durability.
Asymmetric Front and Rear
This configuration is particularly suited where dry surface performance outweighs the demand for resistance to hydroplaning during high-speed road and/or track use. This configuration is well suited to cars with medium to narrow section front tires and is a must for front-engine front-wheel and four-wheel drive cars.
Directional Front and Asymmetrical Rear
This configuration is particularly suited to mid- or rear-engine cars, front engine or rear-drive axle cars with wide wheels and tires for high-speed use in variable wet and dry conditions.
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