Formula One-inspired Pirelli tyres have been chosen as the Original Equipment for the new Jaguar XE.
The Italian manufacturer will supply the Pirelli P Zero 20-inch fitments for the stylish sports saloon and while the tyre has been designed with performance in mind, it also takes many influences from Formula One tyres.
Jaguar was looking for stability at high speeds and good reactions in the wet from the tyre, and as part of the development process – which took just eight months – the P Zero was tested on tracks in the UK, Germany and Spain.
Dominic Sandivasci, Pirelli UK managing director, commented: “We’ve been working with Jaguar for a number of years to design and develop high-performance tyres for specific prestigious models. We’re delighted that the marque has selected our P Zero tyre for the XE and we are particularly proud of how quick we were able to develop our product to enhance the XE’s drive requirements.”
The Pirelli P Zero, which features three solid central ribs, S-shape tread design and a high technology asymmetric contour, offers drivers improved braking and traction at high speed, enhanced handling for sport driving, improved safety and control, even tread wear, reduced noise emissions and improved mileage.
Denna Bowman, Head Office