Pirelli Designs Custom Scorpion for Land Rover Defender
Pirelli & Cie SpA has designed a custom Scorpion Zero All Season tire for the latest version of the Land Rover Defender. The tire will be original equipment on the vehicle.
"The Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season was born as an ultra-high performance tire, intended for SUVs and designed to deliver excellent levels of comfort and safety, as well as reducing noise, while providing maximum performance throughout every season," say Pirelli officials.
In order to meet Land Rover's target of having "class A" levels of rolling resistance, Pirelli's engineers "worked from the ‘standard’ Scorpion Zero All Season, in 19 to 20-inch sizes, to increase its off-road ability and reduce rolling resistance to a minimum.
"To meet Land Rover’s performance and efficiency targets for the Defender, the Scorpion Zero All Season tires underwent a modification to the structure, with a new design on the shoulder and a double tread block, which improves grip on mud, grass and snow. This is essential to the Defender’s performance and stability, even at high speeds and on typically off-road" applications.