Pirelli Launches Cinturato P7 Performance Tyre With Intelligent Compound
Published On 27-May-2020
The Cinturato gets extended tyre life meaning that tyres have to be changed less frequently. Rolling resistance has also gone down, improving fuel consumption
Pirelli has launched the new Cinturato P7 high-performance tyre for premium cars in European and Asian market. The new tyre delivers increased safety, efficiency, and sustainability. It follows on in the great tradition of the Cinturato, with 70 years of history behind it, as well as capitalising on all the lessons learned from the continuous development of the previous-generation P7.
The new Pirelli Cinturato P7 improves wet handling, aquaplaning and braking in particular: taking four metres less to come to a stop from 100kph, claims Pirelli tyres. The innovations introduced by Pirelli’s engineers also improve acoustic comfort (thanks to less road noise) and ride comfort, with the new tyre better able to absorb bumps in the road.
The Cinturato gets extended tyre life by six per cent, meaning that tyres have to be changed less frequently. Rolling resistance has also gone down, improving fuel consumption as well as CO₂ emission.
The tread pattern compound was designed alongside the tyre as a whole, to deliver an optimum balancing of the tread system, that optimises the tyre’s footprint to the road, reducing heat generated while driving and contributing to an increase in grip yet reduction in wear.
The ‘intelligent’ compound that adapts to temperature
The tread pattern specifically created for the new Cinturato P7 is enriched with specific silicon resins that help to increase grip and enhance the function of the tyre’s polymers. These are synthetic elastic materials that are chemically modified to improve the interaction with silicon – and these polymers can change according to the tyre’s working temperature.
The new compound benefits from a sort of ‘mechanical intelligence’ thanks to better distribution of the silicon particles and more effective interaction between them. As a result, the tyre’s characteristics can alter according to driving and temperature conditions, giving the driver an extremely wide optimal working range.