Pirelli and Alfa Romeo recently underscored their commitment to their technical partnership at an Alfa Romeo Driving Academy event, which was held at FCA Group’s Balocco test track in Italy. Many Pirelli tires have been developed at the facility for the car maker’s vehicles.
The event served as an opportunity to highlight the technical differences between marked and non-marked tires, many of which can be spotted with the naked eye – such as the structures, compounds, and reinforcing materials on marked tires, which are specifically designed to work with the characteristics of the car.
The AR-marked Cinturato P7, for example, uses a special construction and features zero-degree nylon and Kevlar, designed to provide stable high-speed handling. Other variants feature only a single ply for increased comfort, or steel-reinforced dual ply for smooth handling.
Some Pirelli models of tire developed for Alfa Romeo include the Cinturato P7 summer tire, the P Zero and P Zero Corsa – both ultra high-performance tires, and variants from the winter and all-season ranges. Furthermore some versions of the Giulia are equipped with Pirelli’s run-flat tires.