Pirelli P Zero PZ4
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
Tyre review data from 18 tyre reviews averaging 79% over 150,527 miles driven.
Latest Group Test Results
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 11 tyres
- Positive - Good grip on wet roads at lower speeds. Very neutral balance with excellent cornering and traction in the dry. Comfortable and quiet.
- Negative - Average aquaplaning resistance, direct steering can result in oversteer, high rolling resistance.
- Overall - Very good - Confident summer tyres with strengths on dry roads.
2020 ADAC 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 16 tyres
- Positive - Best in dry, good in the wet
- Negative - Relatively high wear and high rolling resistance
- Overall - Recommended
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 7 tyres
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- Overall - There may be a slight home advantage in tyre testing, but with no fewer than six top spots, the PZ4 P Zero totally dominated this test. The tyre dominated in both wet and dry testing, objectively and subjectively.
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Questions and Answers for the Pirelli P Zero PZ4
2019-10-09 - I find there is a lot of information on Continental, Goodyear and Michelin, but not as much on Pirelli. My understanding is that the P Zero PZ4 goes up against the Continental Premium Contact 6, Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 5, and Michelin PS4. Recent tests fare the PZ4 well, although the general opinion on the internet is that Pirellis are to be avoided. However sometimes tests include higher performance variants such as the ExtremeContact, Sport Contact 6, F1 Poleposition or PS4S. At the same time the Premium Contact 6 in smaller sizes goes against Premium Touring tyres. I guess I am just confused by the classification. What is Pirelli take on these higher performance tyres (PS4S, PSS, Sport Contact 6, ExtremeContact, F1 Poleposition) ? P Zero Corsa? A video inclusive of these tyres would be interesting to compare the PZ4. Thanks
The PZ4 is intended to compete with the likes of the PS4S and CSC6. It works very well in OE fitment especially in the larger sizes, but the aftermarket versions were quite soft on the sidewall initially. This might have been updated recently as it's started to test a lot better more recently.
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Top Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Review
(225/40 R18 W) on
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)
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...
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Pros - High level of grip in the dry with direct/precise steering feel. Neutral balance. Impressive braking in dry/wet.
Cons - Average aquaplaning resistance, it can bite when travelling at medium speeds even in a straight line by losing straight line controllability. Harsh ride. High wear.
Overall - Very good tyre especially in the dry. Would like to see the wet aquaplaning resistance improved.
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while driving a
Alfa Romeo GT 3.2
(220/40 R18 W) on
mostly country roads
These are the grippiest road tyres I've ever had. Amazing handling and braking distances both in dry and wet conditions. I just love how they hold the car on the road. Steering feedback is superb too. This amount of grip has its price though, it only lasted roughly 14k miles and I only have around 2.5-3 mm left so time for a new set. I also love that the outer rims protrude nicely and protect the alloy wheels well – on a 8 x 18" alloy, that is. The other minor negative is that aquaplaning performance is not exemplar, but I've learnt to go more careful around big puddles than usual. I don't believe this is a major weakness though, I am extremely happy with them and will keep buying the same set for this car.
I bought these tyres to replace old Nexen tyres fitted by the previous owner of my car. All of a sudden, the car changed. The tyres were actually able to transfer the torque (400nm) to the ground without any spin like the old ones. Wet or dry, it gives a much quicker acceleration and confidence. I was totally unable to find the limits of these tyres as of today but being a FWD car that is not sporty by any means, this is no surprise. I have Koni Special Active fitted, as well as upgraded rear sway bar, bushings, endlinks and that kind of stuff and I can guarantee that the PZ4 is the right tyre to have for a dynamic driving. No loss of traction, no DSTC warning. Same for the braking as I have upgraded disks and pads, stopping distance is unbelievable.
The main reason why I bought them in the first place is their quietness (69db) and low rolling resistance for low consumption but the overall performances are exceptional. I am truely satisfied with this purchase and it was a pain to change for winter tyres when the time came !
while driving a
Alfa Romeo GT 3.2
(225/40 R18 W) on
a combination of roads
I've had these tyres for quite a while now and I'm still happy with them. Dry grip and braking cannot be faulted, it just grips and grips. So far I've experienced the best steering feel in this category too. Wet handling is also remarkable, wet braking is exemplar in hot conditions. It quickly deteriorates as it gets colder however, so you may want to look elsewhere if you plan to limp through the winter with them here in the UK. As a collateral feature to its grip levels, one has to factor in their shorter than average life, they certainly don't last long.