By Alex Kapadia
Pirelli tyres unveiled its new ultra-high-performance P Zero Corsa System, which features designs and materials derived from its motorsports programme, at the International Motor Show in Geneva.
The tyres manufacturer also confirmed its technology partnership with Italian supercar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A and said its research and development division reinforced the characteristics of the P Zero Corsa System in 235/35ZR19 and 295/30ZR19 sizes specifically for the Gallardo Superleggera.
Pirelli claims the new P Zero Corsa reduces environmental impact by utilising compounds and solutions that decrease rolling resistance.
The P Zero Corsa System combines front directional tread design with an asymmetric rear design that decreases susceptibility to hydroplaning.
While the front P Zero Corsa directional tyre maintains the previous version’s tread design, the company said “innovative materials and technology choices have been introduced to help balance the increased sportiness of the new asymmetric rear tyres.”
The P Zero Corsa Asymmetric includes robust tread blocks and a full shoulder to maximize performance on dry surfaces, even under the most extreme driving conditions, the company said, while the inclusion of longitudinal channels also allows for the expulsion of water and decreases susceptibility to hydroplaning, despite the reduced tread depth.