The Pirelli P Zero tire has topped a tire test and named best performance tire by Evo Magazine.
During its eagerly awaited summer tire test, evo magazine compared the leading performance tires currently on sale, pitting the P Zero against seven other well-known rivals from established tire manufacturers in a series of probing challenges.
These were designed to assess key aspects such as handling, acceleration and braking under a variety of different circumstances, both in the wet and the dry. The test included both objective measurements – with tire performance measured in a controlled environment – as well as subjective assessments, where a variety of experienced evo road testers drove on the tires to evaluate driver feedback and feel how they interacted with the car and surface.
The fastest on wet and dry
The Pirelli P Zero stood out as the overall test winner by a convincing margin. “Scoring no fewer than six top results, the Pirelli was especially impressive in the wet and by far the most impressive tyre subjectively,” wrote evo. “It set fastest laps in the wet and the dry and you could feel the grip.”
The evo tyre test was carried out with the latest P Zero in 18-inch size, one of the most popular measurements in Pirelli’s performance range – which will also be the diameter that FIA Formula One World Championship adopts with Pirelli from 2021 onwards. Pirelli P Zero sizes start in 18-inch size and go all the way up to 22 inches, equipping some of the most desirable supercars and hypercars in the world.