Pirelli announced it has created a bespoke P Zero tire for the Ferrari Monza SPI and SP2, starting with a precise requirement for the car’s development: 21-inch diameter tires. Pirelli will showcase the tires specifically developed to match the characteristics of the limited edition sports car.
These limited edition cars – highlighting a new “Icon” range – reinterpret the open cars that used to dominate the Mille Miglia and World Sports Car Championship.
This choice has been made for the first time in Ferrari’s history, presenting Pirelli’s engineers with the challenge of offering the usual levels of stiffness, comfort and performance that is synonymous with Ferrari, despite the record size. The front P Zero tires also have the crucial task of faithfully conveying to the driver what the road is doing via the steering wheel, in order to maximize driving pleasure. Furthermore, the tires had to play their part in keeping weight to a minimum on the new car. To achieve this, instead of the traditional reinforced textiles, the bead area was redesigned to maintain lateral rigidity while minimizing weight: this solution has saved 1.2 kilograms. The Pirelli P Zero tire sizes for the Ferrari Monza are 275/30 R21 at the front and 315/30 R21 at the back.