FRANKFURT, Germany (Sept. 16, 2011)—German car maker Porsche A.G. has selected Pirelli's P Zero ultra-high-performance tire as an original equipment fitment on the latest iteration of its iconic 911 sports car.
Porsche will use specially developed versions of the P Zero on its 911 Carrera and Carerra Turbo models, according to Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. The new Carerra debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week.
The new Carerra's fitments are 245/35ZR20 front and 295/30ZR20 rear, with each being built with specific compounds, Pirelli said. The rear size uses an aramid-fiber overlay for improved thermal stress control, which helps deliver maximum lateral grip.
The P Zero tread features side blocks with optimized sipe depths to reduce noise emissions in compliance with European Union regulations.
The size fitments for the Carrera Turbo will be 245/35ZR20 on the front and 305/30ZR20 on the rear.
Pirelli said it has more than 200 OE fitment approvals for the P Zero.