Pirelli is delighted to have claimed the top spot in the prestigious Evo magazine’s annual tyres test.
The Pirelli P Zero beat rival tyres from Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Hankook, Kumho, Michelin, Nexen and Vredestein, ‘by a good margin’.
All the the tyres were put through their paces on a circuit in the south of France, where wet handling, dry handling, braking and aquaplaning were assessed, followed by a drive on a mixed road route designed to replicate real world conditions, according to Tyres and Accessories.
A size 225/45 R17 94Y XL P Zero was used in the test, and as was the case for each tyre involved, it was fitted to a standard Audi A3 1.8 TFSI producing 168 horsepower.
Pirelli comments that its tyre proved quickest around the circuit in the wet handling test and also scored top marks in the dry handling test. The P Zero won the road route test as well, scoring 100 per cent.
According to Evo, the P Zero was a comfortable overall winner. It concluded: “There’s no doubt about our winner. The Pirelli P Zero puts together a consistent and convincing set of objective test results and subjective scores to take the overall win by a good margin.”
The magazine also described the P Zero as “the only tyre to bring sparkle to the test car’s steering,” and summed up: “In a crowded, very competitive segment of the market, the Pirelli is clearly the best.”
Dominic Sandivasci, Pirelli UK managing director, added: “We’re delighted to have the qualities of the P Zero tyre – the foundation for our premium range of products – recognised by such a prestigious publication as Evo.
“Ultra High Performance and quality are in our corporate DNA, and this has been confirmed again by the P Zero’s winning result against all of its rivals.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office