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Pirelli designs new Stelvio Corsa Tire for Ferrari 250 GTO

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Pirelli has designed a new Stelvio Corsa tire for Ferrari 250 GTO as part of its Pirelli Collezione tire range for prestige historic cars.

Pirelli is displaying this latest tire with Ferrari on the Ferrari 250 GTO at the classic Coppa Milano-Sanremo Historic Rally, where Pirelli is a partner. The new tire is being shown to the public for the first time on this record-breaking car, which sold at an auction in 2014 for over 38 million dollars.

Stelvio is the latest tire from the renowned Pirelli Collezione family, which caters for some of the world’s most desirable cars made between 1950 and 1980, helping them to maintain perfect originality. The tread pattern design and sidewall are similar to period tires, yet is complemented with state of the art technology. Thanks to new, advanced compounds, the Pirelli Collezione tire range offers better grip on wet surfaces, guaranteeing high safety and reliability. During the tires’ development process, Pirelli’s engineers used the same parameters that the car designers at the time worked with, to perfectly complement the original suspension and mechanical characteristics. The end result combines performance, style and originality. Pirelli Fondazione’s archive images were also used in the design process, while the production of these specialist tires used bespoke techniques similar to those employed in motorsport.

Pirelli’s engineers worked with the original designs, supplied by the Pirelli Fondazione, to make a tire that ensured the period look of the iconic car it was destined for. Environmental respect was also guaranteed – thanks to a compound free of aromatic oils – as well as performance, with an internal structure derived from Pirelli’s motorsport experience. The tire size for the 250 GTO is 215/70 R15 98W on the front and 225/70 R15 100W at the back. No other size is available and no other car can use the Pirelli Stelvio Corsa: only the Ferrari 250 GTO.

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