Pirelli has developed a new tyre specifically for the latest Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT which was available in showrooms towards the end of last year.
The new Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres will be fitted as original equipment on all new vehicles and can best be characterised by their high performance, sportiness and control ability.
Categorised as summer tyres, Pirelli have designed them for both road and track use and have developed a compound that has been derived from Pirelli’s extensive experience in motorsport, working closely with Porsche to meet their exacting requirements of performance and safety.
As regards the tyre sizes, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is equipped with P Zero Corsa tyres in 285/35ZR22 XL (106 Y) size at the front and 315/30ZR22 XL (107 Y) size on the rear with the marking NO, which identifies them as dedicated tyres developed specifically for Porsche.
The Pirelli P Zero Corsa is currently available in over 30 different sizes, ranging between 19 and 22 inches, all of them marked with symbols denoting many of the most prestigious car manufacturers, to signify the special relationship between the car and the tyre fitted to it. Pirelli’s ‘perfect fit’ philosophy means that the accent is on sporting performance, with tyres that provide the best possible driveability and control for the driver, as well as a more direct connection with the vehicle’s steering wheel.
Tyre noise can be quite high inside cars fitted with wide low profile tyres, and so Pirelli have done their utmost to improve internal acoustic comfort, with some sizes of P Zero Corsa being available with Pirelli’s noise-cancelling system (PNCS). What this means in reality is that sound-deadening material is used within the actual tyre that soaks up air vibrations and therefore reduces road noise. Clever stuff!
Turning to the tyres’ tread, the P Zero Corsa has a structure and compound of tread pattern that give the vehicle optimal handling in all driving conditions as well as perfect traction and braking on both wet and dry surfaces, particularly important in the UK with its unpredictable weather.
The dual compound and asymmetric design of the tread pattern gives the P Zero Corsa the right balance between speed and grip, along with strong resistance to the high energy loads generated by the strong performance of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT. When cornering, the prominent blocks on the shoulder of the tyre and continuous central groove help keep the car on the right line right the way through the corner and as the car straightens out afterwards.
For more information on Pirelli tyres, please visit: www.pirelli.com
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Porsche AG and Pirelli