Pirelli equips the new Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show
Pirelli continues to foster its sports partnerships for production cars. The new models from Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini are all fitted with specifically designed Italian tyres.
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Undisputed leader for sports tyres
In terms of supplying tyres for sports and prestige cars, Pirelli has unquestionably the best coverage of new models from the best known brands. The Pirelli P Zero high performance tyre is frequently fitted to prestige cars as original equipment, with no less than 380 homologations in total, at the time of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. That’s 90 more than last year. This year again, many new, prestigious models have fallen into the Italian tyre manufacturer’s net.
McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini
One of the stars of the Geneva Motor Show was undoubtedly the brand new Lamborghini Huracan that replaces the Gallardo in the Italian manufacturer’s supercar range. The Sant'Agata Bolognese brand works almost exclusively with Pirelli, and for this new sports model, it is the transalpine tyre manufacturer that has been chosen once again. Pirelli has developed tailor-made P Zero tyres for the Italian supercar, marked with an “ L” to denote the Lamborghini brand. In the 245/30ZR20 size at the front and 305/30ZR20 at the rear, these special P Zero tyres are designed to respond perfectly to the blistering performance of this new 610 hp, all wheel drive bomb, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).
The new McLaren 650S is also equipped with Pirelli tyres, specifically tailor-made to suit the car. A car, even faster than the Lamborghini on paper, with a twin turbo V8 engine producing 650 hp, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds but above all, capable of sprinting from 0 – 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 8.4 seconds. Once again, the P Zero tyres fitted are specifically designed: P Zero Corsa Asimmetrico “MC1” branded tyres, in the 235/35 R19 size at the front and 305/30 R20 at the rear. Note that this 650S has also tailor-made Pirelli tyres for winter, the Winter Sottozero 3 made to measure for the English sports car.
Finally, Pirelli doesn’t forget its partner, Ferrari. The prancing horse brand presents the new California T at Geneva. This cabriolet is also equipped with specifically designed P Zero tyres. Sporting the “F01” hallmark, this unique P Zero tyre is available in 19 and 20-inch sizes.
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