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Summary:The Pirelli P Zero All Season has a 45,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
The Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire
models like the P Zero Nero All Season are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand
Pirelli is based in Milan, Italy, and it has a U.S. manufacturing plant in Rome, Ga. Pirelli caters to the high-end market with tires commonly found on luxury and sports cars. It has a stronger presence in Europe than in the United States, and yet Pirelli offers a full line of replacement tire models to fit most cars and light trucks sold in North America. It is an original equipment supplier to the domestic car manufacturers on selected car models. The Pirelli Group business sectors also include real estate, broad-band solutions, and environmental technologies. In our testing, Pirelli tires often impress us with their dry and wet grip and handling.
Features & Specs - Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
Bought these to replace my stock car tires that wore out before 25,000. After a lot of research I picked the P zero nero and cant be happier. I rotate them every 5,000 miles and after 45,000 they still look almost new. Handling is great both dry and wet, and for me tire wear has not been any issue. I would easily by these tires again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Washington DC
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great price while it lasts...
These tires are cheaper than Michelins but they dont last very long on my Mercedes. I am a casual driver.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Fredericksburg, VA
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Nice & Sticky but don't last
I ran these tires on my C63 AMG. I drive aggressively and thought that they gripped the road wonderfully. I went through three sets of rear tires in 18 months so I decided to try a different brand. I switched to Michelin Pilots, and have 18 months on the first set I bought. Truth be told, the Pirellis were a bit more sticky and felt better than the Michelins, but not enough to justify them wearing down so quickly.