The P Zero Trofeo (Italian for Trophy) R is Pirelli’s Streetable Track & Competition tire developed for the Chevrolet Camaro Z28. Based on over 100 years of Pirelli racing experience, the P Zero Trofeo R is designed as a track-focused, dual-purpose tire that provides the ability to win trophies on-track, as well as be driven on the road to and from the track. P Zero Trofeo R tires are not intended to be driven at high speeds in wet conditions where there is the risk of hydroplaning in standing water, nor in near- or below freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
P Zero Trofeo R tires employ brand new HAOF (highly aromatic oil free) compounds and a redesigned asymmetric tread pattern. The outboard area ensures the required rigidity to cope with the stresses during cornering, typical of racetrack driving. The solid shoulder – similar to a slick but more rigid – maximize lateral grip when cornering at very high speed and quickly changing trajectory on the track. This special mix of shape/functionality has enabled the achievement of very consistent performance. The inboard area’s wide central ribs ensure precise trajectories and control the stress associated with accelerating and braking on the track. The transversal grooves with special pattern provide constant traction and assist braking. The wide circumferential grooves enable water drainage to promote traction in damp conditions. Its internal structure features an advanced belt design and undertread materials to optimize footprint pressure and increase stability while restricting tire growth at high speed from centrifugal forces. Bead geometry and materials improve fit between the tire and rim to increase bead and sidewall stability.
Beginning with a molded tread depth of 6/32″, P Zero Trofeo R tires will not require shaving for track use, however they will benefit from heat cycling before competition to enhance wear and promote more consistent performance.
Warning: P Zero Trofeo R radials meet DOT requirements, however they are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where standing water is present and there is the risk of hydroplaning; drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds if they encounter these conditions. This is especially true of shaved or worn tires. And like other Streetable Track & Competition tires, these tires are not intended to be stored, serviced nor driven in near- or below freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
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