Pirelli P Zero (PZ4) tires are Max Performance Summer tires derived from Pirelli's Formula 1 experience and developed for some of the most exclusive and highest-performing vehicles available. Initially introduced as Original Equipment on the Audi A3 and S3, Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 and the Porsche Boxster, Cayman and 911, the PZ4 includes replacement tire sizes as well as original equipment fitments.
Each Original Equipment marked PZ4 tire is tailored to the specific application. A special silica and carbon black tread compound can be adjusted according to the vehicle manufacturer's needs to deliver the desired combination of wet or dry grip and handling, comfort, tread life and fuel economy. The tread compound is molded into an asymmetric tread design featuring an outer shoulder that differs based on whether the tire is intended for original equipment use on a sports car or a luxury vehicle, with the sports car's outer shoulder focused on dry handling, grip and lateral stability, while the outer shoulder of a luxury vehicle tire is tuned for improved comfort, noise and lateral hydroplaning resistance. Non-original equipment P Zero PZ4 tires feature the sports car outer shoulder design, and all versions utilize wide, circumferential grooves for efficient water evacuation and hydroplaning resistance.
The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by a hybrid nylon and Kevlar ZeroDegree cap ply. Based on the desired performance characteristics of the original equipment application, the tire casing will be 2-ply polyester or 1- or 2-ply rayon, with either symmetric or asymmetric construction. This customization allows the tire designers to further fine-tune the tire to match the personality of the automobile for which it is engineered.
Features & Benefits:
- Customized outer tread design: low noise emission and low rolling resistance achieved by optimized pitch sequence and siping design.
- Customized inner tread design: superior safety in wet conditions thanks to the high silica content. Better traction and riding comfort with high pitch sequence.
- Customized tread compound solutions: improved rolling resistance, wet performance and better mileage.