The Pirelli P Zero tire has been named ultra high performance tire of the year for the second time by evo magazine.
The P ZERO was pitted against eight other well-known competitors in a series of thorough challenges, designed to find evo reader’s the very best performance tire.
The magazine described the Pirelli P ZERO as being the “only tyre that felt like it could make every apex on pure grip – all you had to do was keep turning. That feeling of abundant grip and settled neutrality was matched to a smooth, feel some steering that inspired confidence.”
Wet and dry handling
evo magazine’s annual performance tyre test is one of the toughest in the market, combining objective test results with the subjective opinions from a selection of experienced testers. The test criteria allows for key aspects such as handling, braking and acceleration to all be under assessment, in a range of different circumstances – including in both the wet and dry.
In terms of wet handling, “right from the off, the pace-setting Pirelli gave great feel and good feedback” wrote evo, “so it’s a tyre that you quickly trust and exploit. The final test results prove that the P ZERO offers a perfect combination of great steering and grip, hand in hand with handling that is both secure yet rewarding of a comfortable and smooth ride, going on to rank top for dry handling and on the road route. In terms of safety, the P ZERO reached the highest score also in the wet braking test, trailing the second classified tire by more than one meter and the best score in wet circle test.