Pirelli PZero Directional
This was the first “system” in the world that combined two tyres with a different tread: directional at the front axle and asymmetric at the rear axle.
A solution conceived for the most prestigious sportive and luxury cars.
Depending on the use and the type of car the PZero System concept envisages the use of the PZero Direzionale on the front axle and the PZero Asimmetrico on the rear, or PZero Asimmetrico on both axles.
Using directional tyres on the front maximizes the expulsion of water. In this way the asymmetric tyres fitted on the rear axle encounter a drier surface.
The result is high directional stability and, also at higher speeds, exceptional levels of grip on dry and wet surfaces and high resistance to aquaplaning.
Original "system" concept featuring directional front and asymmetric rear. P Zero System™ can be either a combination of P Zero Direzionale™ (front) and P Zero Asimmetrico™ (rear) or P Zero Asimmetrico™ all-round.
|1 - P Zero Asimmetrico™: three distinct tread areas||Pattern stability and wide contact area||Precise handling and control|
|2 - P Zero Direzionale™: arrow-shaped design with wide longitudinal grooves||Precise steering and fast water expulsion||Cornering performance and safety in potential aquaplaning situations|
|P Zero Asimmetrico™: tread blocks on external area||Lateral pattern stability||Cornering stability|
|High technology asymmetric contour||Optimized footprint at speed||Even tread wear, reduced noise emissions and improved mileage|