Pirelli’s Cutting-Edge Tyres for Classic Ferrari Supercars

Pirelli’s Cutting-Edge Tyres for Classic Ferrari Supercars

Testing of the new Pirelli P Zero Corsa System tyre, specifically developed for the Enzo Ferrari, has concluded at the Fiorano track. This advanced tyre maintains the original size and aspect ratio but incorporates state-of-the-art materials, compounds, and technology, ensuring grip, performance, and safety that match modern standards. Available in 245/35 R19 (front) and 345/35 R19 (rear), the P Zero Corsa System features directional and asymmetric tread patterns to counter aquaplaning.

Ferrari has officially approved the use of P Zero and P Zero Corsa System tyres in the Collezione range, offered by Pirelli for the F40 and F50. The F40, launched in 1987, was the first high-performance car to feature the Pirelli P Zero tyre. Pirelli has updated this tyre, retaining the original sizes of 245/40 R17 (front) and 335/35 R17 (rear) with period-correct lettering. The Collezione range also includes tyres for the 1995 Ferrari F50, tested to match the original handling and feel, available in 245/35 R18 (front) and 335/30 R18 (rear).

Currently under development is the P7 Cinturato tyre for the 1984 GTO, which will be featured in a Legacy Tour from October 1st to 4th, traveling from the Italian Dolomites to Maranello. The P7 Cinturato, originally developed from World Rally Championship experience, will be available in 225/50 R16 (front) and 265/50 R16 (rear), combining a period look with modern materials and construction technology.

Ferrari GTO
Unveiled at the 1984 Geneva International Motor Show, the Ferrari GTO was the first Ferrari to feature a longitudinally mounted V8 with twin turbos. Its 2.8-liter engine, advanced composite bodywork, and Pininfarina lines earned it the 288 moniker. Initially aimed at Group B racing homologation, 272 units were produced after Ferrari’s withdrawal from the championship.

Ferrari F40
The Ferrari F40, introduced in July 1987, celebrated 40 years of Ferrari with exclusivity and uncompromising performance. With a 2.9-liter engine producing 478 horsepower, taut lines, and a large rear wing, it became an iconic track car for the road. By the end of production, 1311 units were built, including the F40 LM and F40 GT-E competition variants.


Ferrari F50
Launched at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show for Ferrari’s 50th anniversary, the F50 featured a naturally aspirated V12 engine derived from Formula 1. Its advanced technology included a monocoque chassis, aerodynamics, and a suspension system with horizontally mounted shock absorbers. The F50, produced in 349 units, provided a racing car-like experience with its removable canopy and lack of ABS and power assist.

Enzo Ferrari
Produced from 2002 to 2004, the Enzo Ferrari continued the technological exchange with Formula 1 seen in the F50. It featured a 660-horsepower V12 engine, aerodynamic design inspired by F1, and an F1 gearbox with steering wheel controls. The braking system used carboceramic discs, and only 399 units were produced, ensuring exclusivity.

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