April 20, 2019

All-Electric Aston Martin To Run On Pirelli P Zero Tyres

Aston Martin's Rapide E will run on Pirelli tyres
Aston Martin's Rapide E will run on Pirelli tyres

Pirelli is the official technical partner for the new Aston Martin all-electric Rapide E.

The Rapide E will be equipped with Pirelli P ZERO tyres created specifically for the model and have different fitments for the two axels: 245/35ZR21 (96Y) XL P Zero ncs on the front and 295/30ZR21 (102Y) XL P Zero ncs at the rear.

Pirelli says its engineers are working alongside their counterparts from Aston Martin to continually fine-tune the tyre specs.

The tyre tech is designed to ensure low rolling resistance, and individually optimised tread patterns ensure high performance from the rear axle to manage the torque levels of the electric motors, whilst on the front axle, maintain low rolling resistance and precision wet weather performance.

The Rapide E tyres will also feature the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System to help reduce cavity noise. Sound absorbing technology reduces the frequency filtering through the car.

The Pirelli tyres for the Rapide E will carry the A4E marking on the sidewalls of the two different sized tyres.