The Scorpion Verde is Pirelli’s Street/Sport Truck Summer tire developed for the drivers of crossover and sport utility vehicles looking to reduce their vehicle’s impact on the environment, without forsaking its performance. Scorpion Verde tires are used for Original Equipment (O.E.) fitments, beginning with the Porsche Macan in America. Scorpion Verde tires, like all summer tires, are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. Therefore Pirelli’s warranty does not cover summer tires that develop compound cracking due to use in ambient temperatures below 45° Fahrenheit (7° Celsius).
The Scorpion Verde’s unique combination of qualities have been made possible by Pirelli’s Green Performance approach to developing tires offering a synergy of driving pleasure, performance, safety and respect of the environment. The Pirelli Ecoimpact icons on the sidewalls of Scorpion Verde tires highlight their contribution to the environment with regards to energy efficiency, clean air, low noise and long wear.
Scorpion Verde tires use a balanced silica ratio low rolling resistance tread compound that features technologically advanced polymers to increase grip on wet and dry roads while it reduces vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This compound is molded into an asymmetric tread design that promotes even wear, improves ride comfort and reduces noise levels. A robust shoulder and continuous ribs on the outboard portion of the tire enhance lateral grip on dry roads while four circumferential channels promote efficient expulsion of water from the contact patch to promote hydroplaning resistance and wet traction.
The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by nylon cap plies to provide high speed-durability.
Note: Scorpion Verde tires are designed and produced using eco-focused manufacturing methods and feature low rolling resistance (LRR) compounds and constructions to enhance the vehicle fuel economy of their Original Equipment applications. These tires are identified as such with Pirelli’s Ecoimpact designation on their Sizes and Specs pages.
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