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News   September 20, 2011   by Auto Service World

Porsche Chooses Pirelli P Zero for New 911


There are cars and there are cars, so when Pirelli developed tires for the new Porsche 911, one set of technologies just wouldn’t do.
So, two different compounds of Pirelli P Zero were specially developed for the new Porsche 911 Carrera that debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week in sizes 245/35ZR20 front and 295/30ZR20 rear).
The P Zero not only brings significant grip, it also enhances the aerodynamics of the car, says the company.
The latest tread compounds were specially designed for the new Porsche 911; the rear features Kevlar. The rear tire gives the Porsche maximum lateral grip, excellent stability even at high speed and greater precision when driving, thus eliminating the risk of oversteer or degradation of the tire itself. The front tire compound contains special nano-composites whose longitudinal and side action provides excellent grip and a marked improvement in cornering and lateral thrust.
The P Zero tread was specially developed by Pirelli engineers with side blocks featuring optimized sipe depth, thereby notably reducing noise emissions in compliance with European Union regulations.
Porsche has also chosen Pirelli for the 911 Carrera Turbo variant, to be launched over the coming months. The supercar will be fitted with the P Zero 245/35ZR20 on the front and 305/30ZR20 on the rear.


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