The Pirelli engineers worked in close contact with those of the Prancing Horse for around 7 months. The new tyre, measuring 275/675-19 DHA (front) and 315/705-19 DHA (rear), was developed from the creation of a virtual model, which could be used in the driving simulator, and whose characteristics were then validated using indoor trials on test bed machinery. They were then tested in real-life conditions, on seven European racetracks, including Vallelunga, Mugello, Le Castellet and Silverstone, in order to check their road-holding capabilities and their integrity under varying driving and climatic conditions. These tests confirmed that they met the criteria set by Ferrari for the 488 Challenge Evo.
The new P Zero implements a new tread compound and is produced in the Motorsport production line at Pirelli’s factory in Romania, where its Formula 1 tyres are manufactured. It is a compound which satisfied the demands of the house of the Prancing Horse by enabling the new racing GT model to improve its on-track performance compared with the previous version. Once again, Motorsport represents for Pirelli an open-air laboratory for the development of new technologies, created for the best of the car brands and world-wide motor racing competitions.