Pirelli has developed tires specifically for the new BMW M8

Pirelli has developed tires specifically for the new BMW M8

October 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The two firms have partnered for many years.

All M8 models feature a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers 625 horsepower through an all-wheel drive system at the highest level of Competition. This is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.2 seconds and the maximum speed limited by electronics at around 250 km / h.

Pirelli unveiled custom tires designed for the new BMW M8 super coupe as part of a partnership that has been around for several years. The Italian company chose its famous product P Zero and, using the Perfect Fit philosophy, adapted the tire to the specifications of the M8, fine-tuning it to match the undercarriage of the car.

The development means that BMW homologated tires, distinguished by star marking on the sidewall, provide better performance on wet and dry roads, when braking and on the road compared to the already rated P-Zeros.

P-Zero settings included the adaptation of the tread pattern, which, along with changing driving characteristics, optimizes the noise level when rolling the tire. The carcasses of the front and rear tires also used various layer designs (275/35 ZR 20 in front and 285/35 ZR 20 in the rear). The front tires have a symmetrical carcass structure, and the rear tires have an asymmetric structure.