P Zero Trofeo – Pirelli's D.O.T. Approved Track Tyre
At the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) Show in Las Vegas, Pirelli Tire North America unveiled its newest ultra-high-performance tyre – the P Zero Trofeo. The Trofeo is a D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) approved state-of-the-art track tyre aimed at serious driving enthusiasts.
Trofeo's asymmetrical tread features two wide central ribs, large tread blocks, an inner area with greater groove density and an outer area with a pattern derived from asphalt rally applications. The P Zero Trofeo is designed to give the best of both worlds: a fast track tyre that gives racers the flexibility to drive on the street to and from the track.
The P Zero Trofeo achieves improved grip, uniform contact pressure and better control at speed. Its enhanced inner tread, together with its longitudinal grooves, responds to the demands of track, or road – even in the wet. Its centre ribs provide added stiffness and allow for uniform pressure distribution along the tread resulting in sure-footedness and increased driving comfort.
With over 100 years of Motorsport victories, Pirelli’s experience on the track played a key role in creating the Trofeo’s compounds and structure. From its unique construction both front and rear, to its innovative manufacturing process, and even the changes in geometry and materials used for the tyre’s bead – Trofeo is a DOT street legal race tyre that gives drivers a wider contact area; greater rigidity, stability during acceleration and braking, and the peace of mind of having a constant and consistent footprint area at high speeds.