Lamborghini rolls on Pirelli P Zero UHP tires
As part of a technical partnership between Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. and Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., the Milan, Italy-based firm has developed made-to-measure P Zero tires for the new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster.
The P Zero range is made up of ultra high performance tires designed to meet the needs of the most powerful cars in the world. The new Pirelli-equipped Roadster was launched recently at Homestead-Miami speedway in Homaestead, Fla.
For the occasion, the new Italian supercar used the new +1 inch fitment, with 255/30ZR20 tires at the front and 355/25ZR21 tires at the rear.
During a presentation, journalists were able to sample the new car’s full performance, using P Zero Corsa tires as well as P Zero. P Zero Corsa is part of Pirelli’s UHP range that is specially developed for racetracks, accentuating the power and performance of the new Roadster.
The development work carried out by Pirelli’s technicians particularly concentrated on the rolling circumference of the tires. In order to best respond to the needs of the Lamborghini’s four-wheel drive system, structures built with special materials and firmer compounds were used. This contains the deformation of the tire and maintains the high performance and rolling characteristics in all usage conditions.
The new P Zero tires have been designed to provide maximum grip and react quickly to changing speeds throughout the rev range, in order to transmit all the car’s power cleanly onto the ground.
The P Zero range was launched in 2007 as Pirelli’s Ultra High Performance tire. The three deep longitudinal grooves in the tread pattern ensure maximum grip on wet surfaces as well as acoustic comfort.