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Pirelli P Zero

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The Pirelli P Zero is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 39 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 323,969 miles driven.

Pirelli P Zero
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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £101.38 - £110.32 (2 prices)
225/45 R17 £84.43 - £127.42 (6 prices)
225/40 R18 £97.87 - £179.06 (8 prices)
235/35 R19 £140.56 - £186.60 (14 prices)
Available in 106 tyre sizes - View all.

Pirelli P Zero Reviews

Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TSI 210hp (235-35-19-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
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tyre reviewed on April 3, 2014   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Porsche BOXSTER 2.7 (305-30-20-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
The P-zero does not get a lot of rave reviews, and many enthusiast drivers bang on about other brands from the "Premium" suppliers.

However I really like Pirelli P-Zero. They are superbly made, of the nicest construction quality, and really good all round.

They look very nice, with an attractive modern asymmetric pattern. Their roadholding is very good, and the comfort levels in terms of noise and harshness are also great. I've not had them long enough to establish longevity and wear rates however. They do have a nice sidewall design with an integral yet unobtrusive kerb-protector. Not all high-performance tyres even have this, and it's a very useful feature for any road car.

All in all, in the "ultra-high performance" segment the P-zero is kind of ignored against the Michelin and Goodyear brands, who all have a very vocal fan-base.

But it's worth remembering that the P-Zero is OEM fitment on Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguuar, McLaren, Audi to name but a few.

The only problem with P-Zeros is the confusing nature of the range. Each OEM fitment mentioned above has a specific tyre in each size, so you need a tyre marked N0 for Porsche, MC1 for McLaren etc. This can get confusing when changing them, and often great cost differences exist even with the same tyre sizes.

Another thing is the P-Zero is a particular tyre in the P-zero range. There are also P-zero Rosso (comfortable and quiet with soft tread), Nero (ultra-low profile for aftermarket fitments), Silver (hard tread for high mileage users), and System (different tread types front and rear), and corsa (road/race fitment)

This review is for the basic P-Zero, which as mentioned is an all rounder for any high-performance car that comes in a large variety of sizes.

It's a great all round tyre that should please everybody. I have them on the back of my Porsche Boxster now, and have just bought two more for the front.
tyre reviewed on March 28, 2014   
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Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo S60 T5 250bhp (225-40-18-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
I've tried out lot's of tires the last years and found what others seem to know from the beginning; quality comes from the same brand over again. The last years I've gone from Hankook, Barum, Good Year, Sunny, Nokian, Michelin to Continental, Bridestone and now last season to Pirelli Zero.

What a fantastic tyre, grips, holds, responses and performs. Bare in mind I drive a Volvo which is among the worst cars made. I've also been very happy with Bridgestone 050's, but they weigh 1 kg more at the same size, so my choice goes to Continental Sport-series or as now, Pirelli Zero. After 10 km of efficient driving, the surface is already warmed up and grips.

The only downside is the wear. Mine lasted for 12000 km on front axle untile they were below 0,5 mm and I had to change for a set of new ones, the same brand of course.

Very happy with these, but next choice might also be Continental. Both C. and Pirelli are ligher than competitors, Pirelli is also slightly narrower on same size, where Bridgestone meets the full measure it specifies. Conti in between.
tyre reviewed on March 14, 2014   
Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a BMW M3 (265-35-19-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 12,000 average miles
Have these on the rears of a BMW M3, they are fine until they wear and then they become a death trap. Replaced with Goodyear Eagle F1s although louder a much better tyre. I've had Continential, Vredesteins, Maxxis on various cars over the years and these P Zeros are so dangerous when wet or worn, I cannot recommend them at all for that reason alone (as others have said too). Wear was average.
tyre reviewed on February 14, 2014   
Given 99% (breakdown) while driving a Audi 3,0 tdi quattro sport (255-35-19-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 12,000 spirited miles
This is such a hard wearing tyre have done 12k on these tyres and they are down to 5mm which is impressive on a Quattro. I am really impressed with the wet grip with these tyres on and they corner brilliantly but then again I'm not sure how much of that is down to the Quattro but I don't care these tyres are excellent.
tyre reviewed on November 10, 2013   
Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a MINI Cooper S (205-55-17-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
tyre reviewed on October 12, 2013   
Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus ST (225-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
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tyre reviewed on October 3, 2013   
Given 67% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo GT Cloverleaf Q2 (225-40-18-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
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tyre reviewed on September 26, 2013   
Given 43% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo v70 RDESIGN 2.0 d (245-45-18-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 12 easy going miles
Tram-lining on these tyres (especially as they wear) makes the car handling dreadful; came lose to giving the car back. As a consequence of that tram-lining I kept a close eye on the pressures; yet despite this and routinely driving sedately the wear was disappointing.
tyre reviewed on August 9, 2013   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TSI 210hp (235-35-19-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 18 spirited miles
I have had these on since i bought the car at 1,900 miles. I am now nearing 20,000 miles driven and have only had to change one due to a puncture.

fantastic grip and ok comfort isn't great but then again can't complain considering the 19" size!

want these again so i am going to make sure i have the same ones made in the same country. I had a bad experience with my ford where i had one set made in malaysia and one made in germany, even though they had the same brand and name the tread was different and the grip was NOTHING!

where they are made makes a difference! regardless of brand.
They were goodyear NCT's.
tyre reviewed on May 14, 2013   

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