The SUV segment of the market is one of the most lucrative for car manufacturers and the evidence is clear to see when British luxury sports car brand Aston Martin decided to build their own version of an SUV. As you might expect, it is fast, so fast in fact, that it is currently the most powerful luxury SUV in the world!
It therefore goes without saying that this sort of performance requires tyres that will themselves provide optimum performance when it comes to control, handling and comfort. Therefore, the new Aston Martin DBX707 is fitted with Pirelli P ZERO tyres that have been specifically equipped for it, emphasising Pirelli’s focus on this high value segment if the market.
The Aston Martin DBX707’s engine delivers an impressive 700 bhp and 900 Nm of torque, and in order to cope with these extremely high levels of performance, Pirelli’s engineers have created new tailor-made tyres for it on top of the 22-inch tyre already made for the DBX with P ZERO in 285/35R23 size at the front and 325/30R23 at the back.
The P ZERO tyre is made with a compound that has been derived from Aston Martin’s renowned grand touring models so as to enhance the car’s performance as much as possible, with greater rigidity to the sidewalls thanks to a specific geometry in the canvas that makes up the structure of the tyre. The sheer size of the tyre also provides a more direct steering response and increased cornering speeds on the track.
For drivers looking for an all season tyre that will cater to different road surfaces, including heat, rain and snow, then Pirelli’s SCORPION ZERO ALL SEASON is also available in two sizes with its distinctive A8A marking, identifying that the tyres have been specially made for the Aston Martin DBX.
To make the ride as comfortable as possible as well as providing maximum performance, the front tyres are equipped with PNCS, which is Pirelli’s Noise Cancelling System that reduces road noise. The PNCS technology is made with a sound-absorbing material placed within the tyre that soaks up all the vibrations that would otherwise be transmitted into the cabin, meaning that any rolling noise from the tyres is greatly reduced.
The collaboration between Pirelli and Aston Martin has grown over a number of years, and with the new DBX707 fitted exclusively on Pirelli tyres, it expands Aston Martin’s range of Pirelli-equipped cars that include the DBX, DBS and Vantage models.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers, professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Pirelli
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