Pirelli P Zero

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 72%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 74%
Wear 63%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 60%

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

This is the original iconic P Zero tyre by Pirelli.

This tyre has been replaced by the Pirelli P Zero PZ4

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Tyre review data from 89 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 1,623,173 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2018 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 5th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - The strongest tyres in dry and wet braking, excellent in wet handling. Sporty steering feel and handling.
  • Negative - Poor aquaplaning tests, highest rolling resistance.

2018 Ace 235/45 R18 Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 11 tyres

2016 EVO Summer Performance Tyre Test - 7th of 9 tyres

  • Overall - The previous generation Pirelli P Zero performed excellently in the wet lap time, but struggled in the dry both objectively and subjectively with the tyre dropping off be nearly one second between the first and second lap.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
255/40 R17 94Y   E B 72  
255/40 R17 94W * E B 72  
255/40 R17 94V * E B 72  
205/45 R17 84V   E C 71  
205/45 R17 88Y XL   F B 72  
205/45 R17 88Y XL   E B 72  
205/45 R17 84V * E B 71  
225/45 R17 91V * E B 71  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   F A 72  
225/45 R17 91W * E B 71  
235/45 R17 97Y XL   E B 72  
245/45 R17 95Y   F B 71  
205/50 R17 89V * E B 71  
235/60 R17 102Y AO E B 71  
295/30 R18 94Y   E A 74  
245/35 R18 88Y * E B 71  
245/35 R18 88Y   F B 71  
245/35 R18 92Y XL MO F A 72  
255/35 R18 90Y   F B 72  
255/35 R18 94Y XL MO E B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL MO C B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   E A 73  
275/35 R18 95Y   F B 72  
285/35 R18 97Y MOE E A 74  
285/35 R18 97Y MO E B 73  
205/40 R18 86W XL   E C 72  
205/40 R18 86Y XL   F A 72  
205/40 R18 86Y XL   E B 72  
215/40 R18 85Y   F B 71  
225/40 R18 88Y * E B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 72  
225/40 R18 92W XL   C B 72  
225/40 R18 92Y XL MO E A 72  
225/40 R18 88Y   F B 71  
235/40 R18 95Y XL MO E B 72  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 72  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E B 72  
245/40 R18 97Y XL MO C B 72  
245/40 R18 93Y   E B 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E A 72  
245/40 R18 93Y   F A 71  
245/40 R18 93Y   E B 71  
255/40 R18 99Y XL MO E B 73  
255/40 R18 95Y MO E B 72  
255/40 R18 95Y MOE E A 72  
265/40 R18 101Y XL   E A 73  
225/45 R18 91W * E B 71  
225/45 R18 95W XL   E A 72  
245/45 R18 100Y XL AO C B 72  
245/45 R18 96Y AO C B 71  
245/45 R18 96Y   F B 71  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E B 72  
255/45 R18 99Y AO C B 72  
275/45 R18 103Y N0 E A 72  
275/45 R18 103Y   E A 72  
275/45 R18 107Y XL   E A 73  
235/50 R18 101Y XL   E B 72  
245/50 R18 100Y   E A 71  
245/50 R18 100Y * E B 71  
245/50 R18 100Y N0 F A 71  
245/50 R18 100W * F B 71  
235/55 R18 104Y XL AO E B 72  
255/55 R18 109V XL   C B 73  
245/30 R19 89Y XL * C B 72  
255/30 R19 91Y XL   E B 73  
255/30 R19 91Y XL * E B 73  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E A 73  
275/30 R19 96Y XL MO E A 73  
285/30 R19 98Y XL MO1 E B 74  
285/30 R19 98Y XL MO F A 73  
285/30 R19 98Y XL MO E B 74  
285/30 R19 98Y XL   F B 74  
295/30 R19 100Y XL LS E A 74  
295/30 R19 100Y XL N2 E A 74  
295/30 R19 100Y XL RO1 F A 74  
295/30 R19 100Y XL AM8 E A 74  
305/30 R19 102Y XL N2 F A 74  
305/30 R19 102Y XL RO1 F A 74  
355/30 R19 99Y   E A 74  
225/35 R19 88Y XL * C B 72  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   C A 71  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   E A 72  
225/35 R19 88Y XL * E B 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E B 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL L E A 72  
235/35 R19 87Y N2 F A 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL RO1 F A 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL K1 E A 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   F A 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL MC1 E A 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R19 93Y XL * E B 72  
245/35 R19 93Y XL MO E B 72  
255/35 R19 96Y XL L E A 73  
255/35 R19 96Y XL MO E B 73  
255/35 R19 92W * E B 72  
255/35 R19 92Y * E B 72  
255/35 R19 96Y XL AM8 E A 73  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   F B 73  
255/35 R19 96Y XL AO E B 73  
255/35 R19 92W * E B 72  
255/35 R19 96Y XL MO1 F A 73  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 73  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 72  
265/35 R19 94Y N2 E A 72  
265/35 R19 98Y XL * E A 73  
275/35 R19 96Y * E B 72  
275/35 R19 100Y XL J E A 73  
275/35 R19 96Y J E A 72  
285/35 R19 103Y XL   E B 74  
295/35 R19 104Y XL   E A 74  
225/40 R19 89W * E B 71  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E A 72  
225/40 R19 89W * E B 71  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E A 72  
225/40 R19 89Y * E B 71  
235/40 R19 92Y N0 E A 71  
245/40 R19 94Y   E B 71  
245/40 R19 94Y   E B 71  
245/40 R19 94Y J F A 71  
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E B 72  
245/40 R19 98Y XL J E B 72  
245/40 R19 94Y * E B 71  
255/40 R19 96Y   F B 72  
255/40 R19 100Y XL   B A 71  
255/40 R19 96Y   F B 73  
255/40 R19 96W * E A 72  
255/40 R19 96W   E B 72  
255/40 R19 100Y XL AO C B 73  
255/40 R19 100Z XL MO E B 73  
265/40 R19 102Y XL   E A 73  
265/40 R19 98Y N0 F A 72  
275/40 R19 105Y XL   B A 71  
275/40 R19 105Y XL J C B 73  
275/40 R19 101Y   B A 71  
275/40 R19 101Y   E B 72  
275/40 R19 101Y   E B 72  
275/40 R19 101Y * E B 72  
275/40 R19 101Y   F B 73  
275/40 R19 101Y   F B 72  
275/40 R19 101Y   C B 72  
275/40 R19 105Z XL MO E A 73  
275/40 R19 101Y * E B 72  
285/40 R19 103Y   E B 73  
285/40 R19 103Y   E A 73  
285/40 R19 107Y XL   E B 73  
285/40 R19 103Y N0 E A 73  
225/45 R19 92W * E B 71  
245/45 R19 98Y * E B 71  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   E B 72  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C B 68  
245/45 R19 98Y   C B 68  
245/45 R19 98Y   E B 71  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C B 71  
245/45 R19 102Y XL J C B 72  
245/45 R19 98Y * E B 71  
255/45 R19 104Y XL AO E B 73  
255/45 R19 100Y AO E B 72  
255/45 R19 100Y   E A 72  
255/45 R19 100W MO E B 72  
255/45 R19 100Y N0 E A 72  
255/45 R19 104Y XL   E B 73  
275/45 R19 108Y XL B1 C B 73  
285/45 R19 111W XL   C B 74  
235/50 R19 99W MO E B 71  
255/50 R19 107W XL   C B 73  
265/50 R19 110Y XL N0 C A 73  
255/55 R19 111W XL   C B 72  
325/25 R20 101Y XL   F A 74  
345/25 R20 100Y   E B 74  
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E B 72  
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E B 72  
255/30 R20 92Y XL   E A 73  
255/30 R20 92Y XL * E B 73  
255/30 R20 92Y XL   E A 73  
265/30 R20 94Y XL   E A 71  
265/30 R20 94Y XL RO1 E A 73  
275/30 R20 97Y XL   C B 73  
275/30 R20 97Y XL RO1 F A 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E B 74  
285/30 R20 99Y XL J E B 74  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E A 74  
295/30 R20 101Y XL J E A 74  
295/30 R20 101Y XL N0 E A 74  
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E A 74  
295/30 R20 101Y XL * E A 74  
295/30 R20 101Y XL AMS F A 74  
305/30 R20 103Y XL N0 E A 74  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E A 74  
305/30 R20 99Y MC1 E A 74  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E A 74  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E A 74  
305/30 R20 103Y XL AMX E A 74  
335/30 R20 104Y LS F A 74  
225/35 R20 90Y XL * E B 72  
235/35 R20 88Y N0 E A 71  
235/35 R20 88Y   E B 71  
235/35 R20 92Y XL   E A 71  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R20 95Y XL AMS F A 72  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R20 95Y XL K1 E B 72  
245/35 R20 91Y   E A 71  
245/35 R20 95Y XL F E A 72  
245/35 R20 91Y N0 F A 71  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL AMX E A 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL J E B 73  
255/35 R20 97Z XL MO E B 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL JRS E A 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E A 72  
255/35 R20 97Y XL AO E B 73  
265/35 R20 99Y XL * E A 73  
265/35 R20 99Y XL AO E A 73  
265/35 R20 99Y XL   E A 73  
265/35 R20 95Y N0 E A 72  
265/35 R20 99Y XL J F A 73  
265/35 R20 99Y XL   E A 73  
275/35 R20 105Z XL B1 E A 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   B A 71  
275/35 R20 102Y XL MOE C A 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   C B 73  
275/35 R20 102Z XL MO C B 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   F A 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL * C B 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   B A 71  
275/35 R20 102Y XL RO1 E A 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E A 71  
285/35 R20 100Y   E B 73  
285/35 R20 100Y FERRARI (F01) E B 73  
285/35 R20 100Y   E B 73  
285/35 R20 100Y   C B 73  
295/35 R20 105Y XL F E A 74  
295/35 R20 105Y XL   E A 74  
295/35 R20 105Y XL N0 E A 74  
295/35 R20 105Y XL   E A 74  
305/35 R20 104Y   E A 74  
305/35 R20 104Y F E A 74  
315/35 R20 110W XL   C B 75  
315/35 R20 106Y   F A 74  
315/35 R20 110Y XL   C B 74  
325/35 R20 108Y   F B 74  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   E B 72  
245/40 R20 99Y XL MOE C B 72  
245/40 R20 99Y XL MASERATI C B 72  
245/40 R20 99Y XL * E B 72  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   B A 71  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   F A 71  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   C A 72  
255/40 R20 101Y XL AO C B 73  
255/40 R20 101W XL MO E B 72  
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E A 73  
255/40 R20 105Z XL B1 E B 72  
255/40 R20 101Y XL N0 E A 73  
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E B 72  
265/40 R20 104Y XL AO C B 73  
275/40 R20 106Y XL   E B 73  
275/40 R20 106Y XL BL C A 73  
275/40 R20 106Y XL   C B 73  
275/40 R20 106W XL   C B 73  
275/40 R20 106Y XL BL E A 73  
275/40 R20 106Y XL B E A 73  
285/40 R20 104Y   F B 74  
295/40 R20 106Y   B A 71  
235/45 R20 100W XL MO E B 72  
245/45 R20 103Y XL   E B 72  
265/45 R20 108Y XL B1 E A 73  
265/45 R20 108Y XL MO E B 73  
265/45 R20 104Y   B A 71  
265/45 R20 108Y XL   B A 72  
295/45 R20 110Y   F B 74  
255/50 R20 109W XL   C B 72  
295/25 R21 96Y XL   F A 72  
305/25 R21 98Y XL   E A 74  
325/25 R21 102Y XL   F A 75  
355/25 R21 107Y XL LS F A 75  
255/30 R21 93Y XL   E A 73  
275/30 R21 98Y XL   E A 73  
275/30 R21 98Y XL * C B 73  
285/30 R21 100Y XL   E B 74  
285/30 R21 100Y XL   E A 74  
285/30 R21 100Y XL RO1 E A 73  
325/30 R21 108Y XL   E B 74  
325/30 R21 108Y XL * C B 74  
245/35 R21 96Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R21 96Y XL * E B 72  
265/35 R21 101Y XL AO E A 73  
275/35 R21 103Y XL BL C A 73  
275/35 R21 103Y XL B E A 73  
275/35 R21 103Y XL   E A 72  
275/35 R21 103Y XL   C B 73  
275/35 R21 103Y XL   E A 73  
285/35 R21 105Y XL * C B 74  
295/35 R21 103Y   B A 71  
295/35 R21 107Y XL N1 C B 74  
295/35 R21 107Y XL   C B 74  
295/35 R21 107Y XL MO E B 74  
295/35 R21 107Y XL RO1 E A 73  
245/40 R21 100Y XL   E B 72  
255/40 R21 102Y XL   E B 72  
265/40 R21 101Y   B A 71  
265/40 R21 105Z XL B1 C B 73  
265/40 R21 105Y XL   B A 71  
295/40 R21 111Y XL MO C B 74  
295/40 R21 111Y XL   C B 74  
315/40 R21 111Y   C A 74  
265/45 R21 104W   C B 72  
275/45 R21 107Y   E A 72  
285/45 R21 113Y XL   C B 71  
335/25 R22 105Y XL   F A 75  
285/30 R22 101Y XL   E B 74  
325/35 R22 110Y   C A 74  
265/40 R22 106Y XL   C B 71  
275/40 R22 108Y XL   C B 72  
275/40 R22 108Y XL   C B 72  
285/40 R22 106Y   E A 74  
285/40 R22 110Y XL   C B 71  

Questions and Answers for the Pirelli P Zero

2016-06-30 - Pirelli have just launched their new version of the PZero. When will they launch the new version of their Runflat PZero, with all the advantages, of the new standard tyre, mentioned in the press release? Thanks again, Ray.

We are still currently waiting to hear back from Pirelli regarding the launch dates for the runflat version of the new PZ4 P Zero. Update: There already are a few run flat homologations currently in the range for BMW 7 Series, Mercedes E Class and MINI Clubman. More due soon but no dates as of yet.


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Top Pirelli P Zero Review

Given 76% while driving a Ford Focus (225/45 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 11,875 spirited miles
Awesome grip in wet as long the water isn´t high enough for aquaplaning. Very progressive in corners, the feedback is more than OK. Surprises don´t exist. OK, there exist better tyres if you driving in heavy rain, but if the street is only wet the P Zero is a very strong performer.

In dry the P Zero is also very fast, but the progressiveness could be better.

The week point is the temperature. Below 5° celsius the grip is noticeable poorer. The grip drops down and the tyre doesn´t give you the feedback where the limit is.

On my FWD the wear on drive axle will reach about 13000 miles, I guess. It´s not awesome but imho what you can expect from an UHP-tyre with my driveing profile.

Conclusion: The aquaplaning skills could be a bit better, the tyre should be better on lower temperatures. But overall it´s an good tyre if you want good grip in dry and wet.

I dunno how long the old version of P Zero will be available, so I don´t buy it again. The new P Zero PZ4 is available in some dimensions, I guess in near future also in 225/45R17

23 - tyre reviewed on August 7, 2016   

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Given 59% while driving a BMW 330 (255/40 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Gouged the sidewall on a nearly new Goodyear F1 while negotiating a narrow lane in Devon, Pirelli was the only quality alternative available. Plenty of dry grip but not so good in the wet. worn out after 10K, abysmal. The Goodyear F1 on the same axle was about half worn despite 2000 more miles. Won't ever buy Pirelli again, not a patch on the F1 for mileage and not that hot on grip.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 17, 2018   
Given 40% while driving a Ford 05 Mondeo 185 (modded) diesel (235/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 20,000 easy going miles
After running Michelin Pilot sport for 4 yrs decided to change to Pirelli. One of the worst decisions. In 3 years I have had to change 5 tyres, 4 due to side wall damage and one due to a nail. My driving has not changed, Pirelli are useless when you occasi9nally mount a kerb at very low speed. I get huge understeer with these tyres. Just ditched my two fronts for Michelins.
2 - tyre reviewed on October 13, 2018   
What's better in the snow, a 4x4 or winter tyres? Watch the video to find out!
Given 61% while driving a Mercedes Benz SLK 200 (245/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
These tyres were on the car when I bought it, at 14000 milies. The fronts (225/40x18) are still the original tyres I believe, so have covered 26000 miles; the rears (245/35x18) were new when I got the car, so have covered 12000 milies.
Tread depth is about 1mm above the tread bar indicator on all four wheels - so the rears have worn twice as quick as the fronts, which sounds right. The wear rate sounds about right too (though I should try to keep a lighter right foot).
Grip - in the dry, great; in the wet, good. No complaints at all, as long as it's summer (in the UK). Once September arrives and the temperature starts dropping below 10 deg C, they become a liability. Even in the dry, if the temperature gets much below 9 or 10 deg C, then be very careful. I only have the 'baby' SLK; what it would be like in a 350 I hate to think.
Fortunately for me, the tyres are low on tread and it's August - so I'll be wearing some different rubber before the colder weather comes.
2 - tyre reviewed on August 15, 2018   
Given 73% while driving a SEAT Leon Cupra ST 290 (FWD) (235/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 24,000 average miles
I thought this car would lunch front tyres. I really did. 290hp through the front axle couldn't be sensible. 24,000 miles later the P-Zeros still have 1mm of tread spare. I haven't checked the rears yet but they were at 6mm after 17,000 miles.

I've maybe done 65% motorway driving and 35% country roads in what is always a heavily loaded daily driver and for me the Pirellis have always felt secure, maybe not as responsive or sharp in feedback, but a really solid drive. They do suffer in the wet but again no more than most. The feeling of grip didn't diminish until the last 20% of driving, but I have noticed a serious drop in grip since clearing 20,000 miles, so that's something to watch out for. I have also noticed a train-track effect in the last 4,000 miles too.

Sadly the main strength of these tyres seems to also be their main weakness. They are so hard and and so loud to drive on. Admittedly 19 inch rims always suffer for ride, but these tyres seem exceptionally hard. Road noise is a real terror. I think this may also hurt the ability to put the power down, as they feel so stiff. Bearing in mind getting off the line is the Achilles heel of a FWD car, I would really want the tyre to help the car set off smoother.

Reading other people's reviews, it looks like you can solve the noise problem by going for Goodyear E1A3s, or you can solve the off-the-line issue by going to PS4s or PSSs. However, I haven't seen any reviews that have got the kind of mileage I've had with the P-Zeros.

On balance that's also a budget argument; E1A3s are cheaper and quieter but you may get through them quicker, P-Zeros are more hard wearing but more expensive and loud, PSSs and PS4s are the ultimate for performance but you're going to pay through the nose.

Personally with the amount of motorway miles I do I'm probably going to go for the E1A3s. It's the sensible move.

Now how do I tell my wife I've spent £340 on a pair of Michelin Super Sports? XD
0 - tyre reviewed on August 15, 2018   
Given 79% while driving a Audi a3 s line (235/35 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
bought the tyres as recommended for audi AO, excellent grip in the dry . good grip in the wet once tyres have warmed up. when they are cold easily spin on acceleration .... bit of road noise but not too bad , most disappointing was wear..looking to replace now down to 3mm after approx 10k miles mainly motorway driving ....unsure if going with p zero
1 - tyre reviewed on August 7, 2018   

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