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Pirelli tyres OE on BMW M5

Pirelli tyres OE on BMW M5

21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

The new-generation BMW M5 will come to market in the spring, and in exchange for upwards of £90,000 proud new owners will receive a 592 bhp (441 kW) twin-turbo V-8 saloon with BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system and an eight-speed semi-automatic transmission. And custom-made P Zero tyres.

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Pirelli set on premium and prestige sector leadership

Pirelli set on premium and prestige sector leadership

27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli prides itself on its leadership of the prestige sector and also continues to increase its presence in the premium category. Central to this is the ongoing success of the P Zero, the latest version of which was introduced last year, 30 years after its debut. The objective was to meet the growing demand for performance, reliability and safety, and to reinforce Pirelli’s Perfect Fit strategy, which means a made to measure tyre for each model of car.

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Pirelli supplies Ferrari Daytona event, new tyre sizes for Ferrari F488

Pirelli supplies Ferrari Daytona event, new tyre sizes for Ferrari F488

2nd December 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will supply a record number of tyres this weekend in Daytona, for the first Ferrari World Finals held in USA. The event, which brings together the European, North American and Asia Pacific editions of the Ferrari Challenge to elect a champion of champions, has previously taken place in Italy and Abu Dhabi. Pirelli adds that it has provided 15,000 tyres across this year’s 18 Ferrari Challenge events on nearly 700 cars on three continents. The World Finals comprises a series of races in equal Ferrari 458 Challenge Evos, and will mark the biggest presence Pirelli has ever had in the competition, with 5,382 tyres being supplied. As well as the Ferrari Challenge cars, there will be an appearance from Ferrari’s Formula One stars and a display of both historic and modern F1 cars.

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Rosberg completes championship victory as Pirelli ‘ends high degradation tyre era’

Rosberg completes championship victory as Pirelli ‘ends high degradation tyre era’

28th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Lewis Hamilton won the last grand prix run on the current Pirelli Formula One tyre range in Abu Dhabi, but was pipped to the drivers’ championship by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second, using identical two-stop strategies. The tyre supplier called the Yas Marina-hosted grand prix “the last race in the era of deliberately high tyre degradation”, with its latest, larger range of P Zero slicks and Cinturato wets unveiled in the emirate before the weekend’s racing began. The final development test for the 2017 will begin on Tuesday, 29 November, with Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari appearing on track together in modified 2015 mule cars.

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Pirelli’s greatest product hits of 2016

Pirelli’s greatest product hits of 2016

23rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

As far as the best-known Italian tyremaker is concerned, 2016 will be remembered as a very significant year for Pirelli with the company launching its all-new P Zero, continuing its involvement in Formula 1, sponsoring the Prestige and Performance Competition at Salon Privé once more, as well as completing the Cinturato family with the all-new Cinturato Winter. The new P Zero was launched back in April at Estoril circuit in Portugal, and this was followed by a UK launch in May at Silverstone reinforcing the track to road concept of Pirelli tyres, which is at the heart of the company’s philosophy.

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American launch for Pirelli P Zero

4th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Following its global launch in Portugal this April, Pirelli has now introduced its newest P Zero to North American dealers ahead of SEMA 2016. The new P Zero is available in three variants tailor-made for specific cars, applications and performance levels: The P Zero for luxury saloons, P Zero for sports cars and the P Zero Corsa, a slick-like motorsport tyre with an “aggressive” tread design.

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Jaguar Classic partners with Pirelli to supply new P Zero XJ220 tyre package

Jaguar Classic partners with Pirelli to supply new P Zero XJ220 tyre package

3rd October 2016 | 0 Comments

Jaguar Classic has announced a partnership with Pirelli to develop a new tyre package for the classic XJ220 sports car. Featuring a bespoke P Zero design the tyre maintains the look of the original P Zero, but is updated using Pirelli’s latest compounds and technologies. This includes internal damping within the tyre to even out shocks, lessen noise, and provide more precise control while increasing comfort. Pirelli’s P Zero ultra-high performance range continues to be a part of top level motorsport, like Formula One and GT racing, for which the XJ220 concept was originally developed.

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Pirelli previews Belgian grand prix

Pirelli previews Belgian grand prix

22nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

Recommencing the Formula One season following a short summer break, Pirelli will supply its P Zero White medium, Yellow soft, and Red supersoft compounds to teams at the Belgian grand prix. Held at Spa-Francorchamps on 25-28 August 2016, Pirelli calls the track “one of the most epic drivers’ circuits of them all,” comprising as it does the longest lap of the year at 7.004 kilometres, which places high energy loads through the tyres. Pirelli calls the challenge of Spa multi-faceted for the tyres with a changeable microclimate providing a constant additional parameter for the strategists to consider.

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Pirelli looks to add to BRC asphalt success on Ulster Rally

Pirelli looks to add to BRC asphalt success on Ulster Rally

18th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will supply its crews with the P Zero RK range of asphalt tyres, including the RK7B medium compound, as it seeks another strong showing at the Ulster Rally, the latest stage in the British Rally Championship. Pirelli locked out the podium places on the one previous all-Tarmac event this season – the Circuit of Ireland in April – and will be supplying a strong contingent of drivers on the 19-20 August event.

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Hamilton’s German success achieved through ‘very important’ tyre strategy

Hamilton’s German success achieved through ‘very important’ tyre strategy

1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli said that a number of different strategies were in play at the German Grand Prix, with mostly three stops seen and many teams splitting their race strategies. Mercedes was one of these teams, with race winner Lewis Hamilton alternating the supersoft and soft tyre. Polesitter Nico Rosberg started with two sets of supersoft and then ended the race on two sets of soft.

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All 5 Pirelli P Zero compounds available for last two F1 2016 grands prix

26th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has announced the compound selection it will supply to the final two grands prix of the 2016 season in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. The exclusive tyre supplier has announced nominations for “long-haul events” – those outside Europe, and therefore further from its distribution hub –14 weeks in advance, in accordance with the latest set of F1 tyre regulations. All five of Pirelli’s slick compounds will be available to teams at the final two events, with Interlagos seeing the harder end of the scale, and Yas Marina the softer.

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Pirelli tyres OE on Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Pirelli tyres OE on Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

22nd July 2016 | 0 Comments

The new Giulia Quadrifoglio is, as evo magazine puts it, the car that “could potentially re-launch” Alfa Romeo. The saloon can sprint from 62mph in just 3.9 seconds and its 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 sends a healthy 503bhp to the rear wheels. This power comes in contact with the road through Pirelli tyres – the P Zero Corsa has been selected as the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s original equipment fitment.

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Pirelli previews Hungarian grand prix as F1 season passes halfway mark

18th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will supply its P Zero Red supersoft, Yellow soft and White medium compounds to Formula One’s teams at the recently resurfaced Hungaroring. The tyre manufacturer says that the circuit “could not be any more different” following the previous race at Silverstone; the tight and twisty Hungaroring has been described as being like an oversized go-kart track, while weather conditions can range from extremely hot (a common occurrence) to rain (which was the case two years ago, as well as 2011).

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Silverstone could not be more different to Austria – Pirelli

Silverstone could not be more different to Austria – Pirelli

7th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The British grand prix takes place at Silverstone the weekend after Pirelli’s visit to Austria, but the manufacturer’s tyre selection is an indicator of the different challenges posed by famous circuit. The Formula One tyre supplier will bring its P Zero Orange hard, White medium, and Yellow soft tyres to the UK – its hardest possible tyre selection – the week after supplying its softest selection to teams in Austria. Accordingly, Pirelli states tha the two events “could not be more different.”

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Pirelli travelling to familiar European Spa for British GT

Pirelli travelling to familiar European Spa for British GT

5th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The British GT Championship remains open to Europe in a way seemingly at odds with just over half the UK, as it ventures to Spa-Francorchamps for the fifth event of the season. Though most of the British drivers won’t be as familiar with the Belgian circuit as the season’s UK tracks, Pirelli – in its first season exclusively supplying the championship – will supply a tyre, its P Zero DHC, that has completed many thousands of laps there at the Spa 24 Hours over recent seasons. Pirelli and its engineers will be at Spa on the Tuesday prior to the British GT races for the test day of the 2016 24 Hours, which takes place at the end of the month.

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