The first collaboration between Pirelli and Pagani dates back to 2005, but it was in 2007 that the relationship between the two brands really strengthened, when Pagani beat the lap record on the Nürburgring circuit for the first time, in partnership with Pirelli. The second and last record dates back to last summer, when the Pagani Zonda R travelled 20.83 km in just 6 minutes and 47 seconds, wearing Pirelli P Zero™ Slick tyres (measuring 265/645-19TL, 325/705-20TL) that had been specifically designed for Zonda R and that were derived from a combination of designs and the use of innovative Motorsport materials.
To strengthen and enhance the characteristics of the new Pagani Huayra, Pirelli Research developed tyres with compounds and solutions that reduce rolling resistance whilst boosting performance characteristics, both in terms of safety and driving pleasure. In addition, these tyres have a reduced environmental impact.
The Pagani Huayra wears the P Zero™ measuring 255/35ZR19 (96Y)XL P Zero™ and 335/30ZR20 (104Y) P Zero™. The underlying technology is that already used on other P Zero™ sizes and now boasts almost 200 official approvals as original equipment. This means peak performance is guaranteed for such an extreme sports vehicle, without, however, affecting safety, which must always be guaranteed, both for road and track use and in the wet.
Pirelli uses a new two-compound solution for the rear, which allows lateral grip to be maintained to the full, along with stability, even at very high speeds indeed, increasing driving precision and eliminating deterioration even from the front. Pirelli has also used a new production process (already used for the slicks of the Zonda R), which guarantees maximum precision in the assembly of the various tyre parts.
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