Pirelli P Zero PZ4

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 97%
Handling 93%
Wear 80%
Comfort 97%
Buy again 97%

The Pirelli P Zero PZ4 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

The Pirelli P Zero (PZ4) is the latest update to the iconic P Zero sports car tyre.

This tyre replaced the Pirelli P Zero

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Tyre review data from 4 tyre reviews averaging 93% over 8,900 miles driven.

Reports

Tyre Test Highlights

2017 EVO Summer Tyre Test - 2nd of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Fastest in both the dry and wet.
  • Negative - Poor curved aquaplaning score.

2017 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Very good handling and precise steering response on dry roads, good levels of comfort
  • Negative - Relatively long stopping distances on wet surfaces, poor resistance to lateral aquaplaning, increased noise
  • Overall - Recommended

2017 Car and Driver UHP Tyre Test - 3rd of 5 tyres

  • Overall - Pirelli’s latest P Zero—reengineered for 2016 and identified by a small PZ4 molded into the sidewall—can be driven fairly quickly, as evidenced by its dry lap time, the second fastest in the test. Doing so, however, requires focus to toe the limit and patience to delay throttle inputs slightly. Without that diligence, it becomes easy to overdrive the tire, at which point grip levels fall off rapidly—but not as detrimentally as with the Goodyear—making graceful and quick recovery difficult.
    Even a driver of Geswein’s caliber can’t make the P Zero more than a midpack performer in the wet, as the Pirelli’s grip takes a big hit when the water flows. The P Zero used 109 feet of pavement to stop from 50 mph in the wet, 14 feet more than the best-in-test Continental. The Pirelli also tied the Goodyear for the lowest lateral grip in the wet at 0.75 g.
    But it does offer commendable compliance on the road, and at $153 apiece, it’s the cheapest tire here. When we look at the test results, though, there’s a clear dividing line separating the top tier from the rest of the class. The Pirelli is on the wrong side of it.
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225/40 R18 £81.50 - £105.40 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Review

SEAT (225/40 R18 W) on for 0 miles
Really good !
Replace very very good Yokohama V105 one year old.
To try them out.
First-class comfort (top) + rolling silence
A little above the Yoko on the dry,
In the rain, they are incredible ! Well above all that I have tried :
Dunlop RT, PS3, Yoko V105, Hankook V12 K110.
No idea about wear again ... The +:
- Braking (this is a big highlight)
- Motricity
- Handling
They are equipped with protections of the rims although the option is not specified (in France).
The sides are stiffer than the PS3 for example. The precision is much better.
In short, conquered...
Remains to be seen at mid-wear behavior ... exotic productions are often very disappointing after 40/50% wear ...
Although cheaper than Michelin Super Sport for overall performance not so far away ... Probably in terms of PS4 performance for lower price...
50 - tyre reviewed on June 28, 2017   

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Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon FR+ (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
These tires are fantastic! The grip is really high either on dry road or on wet or slimy road. They go very fast in temperature and maintain it without ever losing performance. These tires are silent, with low rolling resistance. I also noticed a slight drop in fuel consumption...very good!
They also have the rim protection.
The guide is really accurate and sporty. It is really a pleasure to drive with these tires, which have an exceptional driveability and stability.
You really feel confident driving at high speeds, especially in mixed roads full of curves. Once you have learned the limit (high) of these tires, you can have a lot of fun and in total safety.
Traction control rarely intervenes compared to all other tyres I have used. Really fabulous tires!
My experience is compared with several other summer sports tyres that I have used: Bridgestone Potenza RE050A, Bridgestone Potenza S001, Continental Sport Contact 5 (the worst in all!), Yokohama Advan Sport V105s, Dunlop Sportmaxx RT, Michelin Pilot Sport 3.

For me this Pirelli P Zero (PZ4) are the best tyre I’ve tried; second place the Bridgestone Potenza S001.
I still can't talk about mileage, but they should last longer than everyone else. This is my feeling that I will check in future.
Life of Potenza S001 and the old RE050A, about 30.000 Km (with spirited driving). All other tires last a lot less. The worst in terms of durability are the Yokohama Advan Sport V105s (about 12.000 Km) and Dunlop Sportmaxx RT (about 15.000 Km).

For me this P Zero PZ4 is the best!
1 - tyre reviewed on July 6, 2018   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic Type R (235/35 R19 W) on mostly town for 300 average miles
Very good tyres for the money. Needs some temperature in them to perform the best, maybe not as sticky as Conti Sportcontact 6's but should last longer. Very quiet tyres for performance ones.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 30, 2018   
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Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Audi Q3 (255/40 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 7,600 spirited miles
PZ4's are OEM fitment on my Audi Q3 Quarto and very good they prove to be. Grip in the dry and wet are outstanding, as is ride comfort and quietness. Specified the car to be built with 'Sports Suspension' so was a little concerned of a harsh ride, nothing to worry about on these. Pirelli say the PZ4 were specially developed for Audi's model line up. Boy does it show, on road trips up on the twisty roads in Scotland and Cumbria I have never managed to find any under steer or over steer. Need to get on a track day to find this as on the road it is impossible to find. They have low rolling resistance and tyre wear - Not even half worn so will be some miles before they need replacement, will be happy to fit them again.
4 - tyre reviewed on September 16, 2017   
SEAT (225/40 R18 W) on for 0 miles
Really good !
Replace very very good Yokohama V105 one year old.
To try them out.
First-class comfort (top) + rolling silence
A little above the Yoko on the dry,
In the rain, they are incredible ! Well above all that I have tried :
Dunlop RT, PS3, Yoko V105, Hankook V12 K110.
No idea about wear again ... The +:
- Braking (this is a big highlight)
- Motricity
- Handling
They are equipped with protections of the rims although the option is not specified (in France).
The sides are stiffer than the PS3 for example. The precision is much better.
In short, conquered...
Remains to be seen at mid-wear behavior ... exotic productions are often very disappointing after 40/50% wear ...
Although cheaper than Michelin Super Sport for overall performance not so far away ... Probably in terms of PS4 performance for lower price...
50 - tyre reviewed on June 28, 2017   

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