Pirelli has developed a new P Zero tire specifically for the recently-launched Hyundai KONA N. The latest N model is the first SUV produced by Hyundai’s sporting N division. Each Hyundai N model is developed on the basis of the three pillars: corner rascal, everyday sports car and race-track capability.
Pirelli’s engineers have developed new P Zero tires in 235/40R19 96 Y size for the KONA N to meet the requirements of Hyundai’s engineers, enhancing the performance on track as well as in terms of safety, with driving pleasure on the road. This was achieved through tests conducted jointly by Hyundai and Pirelli on the Nurburgring, as well as on the Namyang track in Korea over the course of a year.
Pirelli has developed a P Zero tire with low levels of road noise to maximize on-board comfort while making the most of each car’s performance. The P Zero tire was born as an Ultra High Performance (UHP) product, putting together Pirelli’s experience in motorsport with partnerships involving the world’s top car manufacturers. Following Pirelli’s ‘perfect fit’ strategy, the P Zero tires for the KONA N put the emphasis on performance without compromising driving comfort. There’s also an accent on safety thanks to excellent wet braking performance (certified by the tire’s ‘A’ label rating) as well as durability, handling, and comfort. The tire is additionally marked ‘HN’ on the sidewall to denote that it’s been made specifically for the Korean manufacturer’s N products.