If you are lucky enough to own a McLaren’s MP4-12C production car you might be interested to hear that Pirelli has developed bespoke versions of the P Zero and P Zero Corsa tyres for the supercar.
The P Zero has been created for the road, while the P Zero Corsa is intended for track use. The tyres are the result of collaboration between Pirelli researchers and McLaren engineers at Woking.
Pirelli announced: “Thanks to the experience gained by Pirelli in Formula One, as well as other high-profile motorsport championships, Pirelli’s engineers developed tyres in record time that are capable of meeting the needs of three distinctive characteristics that define the new MP4-12C.”
Those are: torque, suspension response and power-to-weight ratio.
The MP4-12C has a roughly 600-horsepower, McLaren M838T twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The engine redlines at 8500 rpm; 80 per cent of the engine’s torque is available at 2000 rpm, according to McLaren. The Frank Stephenson-designed car weighs 3,084 pounds.
Denna Bowman, Head Office