Pirelli Announces 'Tailor-Made' Scorpion for Ford F-150
A new, "tailor-made" Pirelli Scorpion ATR has been designed for the all-new Ford F-150 pickup.
The tire boasts a "dedicated tread design to reduce tire noise by up to three decibels," according to Pirelli officials. The tire also contains a new generation of tread compound to provide enhanced wet handling and snow performance, plus other features.
"To achieve these goals, Pirelli deployed its most advanced simulation and engineering tools to meet Ford’s demanding tire specification targets at every iteration of development. This digital and collaborative design approach significantly increased development speed and optimized tire performance, along with a reduction in the number of physical tires tested.
"For more than 20 years, Pirelli and Ford have had a strong relationship, working together to develop tires specifically designed for a wide range of more than fifteen different Ford models. These joint efforts manifest today in this new version of the Scorpion ATR, with innovations designed to emphasize the performance of the new F-150. This new tire design will be the basis of a range of tires within the Pirelli Scorpion family that will be released in the coming months."
The new Pirelli Scorpion ATR is the result of two-and-a-half years of collaboration between the tire manufacturer and Ford, "which involved co-design, prototyping, industrialization phases (and) severe indoor testing, as well as hundreds of hours of simulation and modelling.
"The goal was to design a perfect-fit tire that incorporated all of Ford’s targets. In particular, Pirelli’s engineers designed mold profiles specifically for the new F-150, in order to offer a maximum level of grip with improved rolling resistance."
The tire is available in two sizes: 275/60R20 and 265/70R17.