Custom Made Pirelli P-Zero For 2020 BMW M8 Series
Published On 16-Oct-2019
The new BMW homologated tyres, marked accordingly on the sidewall, have the following dimensions: P Zero 275/35 ZR 20 (front axle) and P Zero 285/35 ZR 20 (rear axle)
BMW has selected a pair of 20-inch Pirelli P Zero ultra-high-performance tyres as OE fitment on the 2020 M8 Coupé, Competition Coupé, Convertible and Competition Convertible. The custom-made version of the P Zero was the result of the close cooperation between the development and testing departments of Pirelli and the BMW group over several years.
The tyres are precisely tuned to the chassis and characteristics of the M8 variants. It will be offered in the following dimensions: P Zero 275/35 ZR 20 (front axle) and P Zero 285/35 ZR 20 (rear axle).
In order to adapt the P Zero's performance characteristics to the driving characteristics of BMW vehicles, Pirelli engineers modified the tread pattern of the tyre, among other things, in order to optimize the noise level while rolling. This also results in an even stronger grip and excellent wet performance.
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To achieve the best possible balance between the front and rear axles of the vehicle, the engineers used different layer constructions in the carcasses for the front and rear tyres. The front tyre has a symmetrical carcass structure, while the rear tyres have an asymmetrical structure.
Compared to the original P Zero, the variant specified for BMW delivers better performance in terms of lap time, dry handling, wet handling, consistency, braking performance, straight hydroplaning, lateral hydroplaning, weight, comfort, noise and mileage. In this way, the custom-made P Zero makes a decisive contribution to the BMW M8's enhancing its potential to the full.
The new BMW M8 Coupé and the BMW M8 Competition Coupé, an even more powerful and luxurious version of this high-performance sports car, offer exclusive driving experiences on the road and on the race track. The new BMW M8 Cabriolet and BMW M8 Competition Cabriolet are available for open-drive enthusiasts. The high-performance Cabriolet offers an even better balance between comfortable everyday practicality and performance inspired by motorsport.