Pirelli tyres for Aston Martin Rapide E
Aston Martin has named Pirelli an official technical partner for its Rapide E. The first all-electric Aston Martin will be equipped with Pirelli P Zero tyres as original equipment, but as Pirelli comments, there’s “no such thing as a generic P Zero anymore.” Instead, each P Zero tyre is “created specifically for the model it is fitted to.”
This new Aston Martin will wear the P Zero in size 245/35ZR21 (96Y) XL at the front and 295/30ZR21 (102Y) XL at the rear.
Pirelli says its engineers are working alongside their counterparts from Aston Martin to continually fine-tune the tyre specification. “This will perfectly complement the style and supreme performance alongside the new zero-emission powertrain characteristics of the car itself,” comments the tyre maker.
The Pirelli P Zero tyres fitted to the new Rapide E will carry great responsibility. The technology within them ensuring low rolling resistance is paramount, as this will help to support the vehicle range on one charge of battery. The balancing act comes as the tyres also have to faithfully convey every nuance of the car’s characteristics, making the need for performance and responsive handling a key factor as well. These characteristics are finely balanced through individually optimised tread patterns to ensure high performance from the rear axle to manage the torque levels of the electric motors whilst on the front axle, maintaining the low rolling resistance and precision wet weather performance.
Both front and rear Rapide E tyres will also feature the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System helping to reduce cavity noise. Here sound absorbing technology reduces the frequency filtering through the car, providing superior comfort compared to traditional tyres.
Every Aston Martin has a distinctive personality. Accordingly, the tyre that is made for every model is unique. To denote this fact, the tyres designed by Pirelli for this unique Aston Martin will carry the marking A4E on the sidewalls of the two different-sized tyres.