Pirelli announced it was chosen as the technical partner for the new Aston Martin all-electric Rapide E, helping to deliver Aston Martin’s distinct performance.
The All-electric model will be equipped with Pirelli P ZERO tire and the new Aston Martin will require different fitments for the two axels: 245/35ZR21 (96Y) XL P ZERO ncs on the front and 295/30ZR21 (102Y) XL P ZERO ncs at the rear.
Pirelli’s engineers are working alongside their counterparts from Aston Martin to continually fine tune the tire specifications. The tire technology will ensure low rolling resistance to help support the vehicle’s longevity on one battery charge. There is a balancing act, as the tires also have to faithfully bear every nuance of the car’s characteristics, making the need for performance and responsive handling a key factor as well. These characteristics are finely balanced through individually optimized tread patterns to ensure high performance from the rear axel to manage the torque levels of the electric motors, whilst on the front axel, maintain low rolling resistance and precision wet weather performance.
The Rapide E tires will also feature the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System to help reduce cavity noise. Here sound absorbing technology reduces the frequency filtering through the car, providing superior comfort compared to traditional tires.