ROME, Ga. (Dec. 16)—Pirelli Tire North America Inc. said it will supply original equipment tires for the special edition Thunderbirds produced by Saleen Inc. The Saleen Thunderbird-Bonspeed Edition, which debuted as a concept in November during the 2002 Specialty Equipment Market Association/International Tire Expo in Las Vegas, next spring will go into production at Saleen's Irvine, Calif., plant. In addition to its 3.9 liter, supercharged V8 engine and five-speed or six-speed transmission, the revamped vehicle will be fitted with Bonspeed forged alloy wheels and Pirelli's ultra high performance P Zero radials sized 245/40ZR18 in the front and 285/35ZR19 in the rear. Saleen has chosen Pirelli tires exclusively for the past five years
Special-edition Thunderbirds to use Pirelli tires
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