Pirelli Cinturato, the legend becomes ecological
The products in the new Pirelli Cinturato range have been designed and developed in the group's research facilities to meet new market demands and contribute to sustainable mobility. Ecology, safety and performance are the fundamental characteristics of the new Cinturato, which thanks to innovative compounds, structures and tread patterns provides lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, guarantees higher mileage and offers greater safety on wet and dry surfaces.
Offered with two different tread patterns, the P4 and P6, and designed for cars with small and medium displacements, the new Pirelli Cinturato carries ECOIMPACT icons on its sidewalls as it offers a 20% reduction in rolling resistance, a reduction of up to 4% in energy consumption (with a consequent reduction in toxic emissions) and also offers an increase in average mileage from the 50,000 km of the reference tyre to 65,000 km, a 30% increment. Thanks to this combination of features the tyre has already been chosen as original equipment for the most popular models of many of the leading car manufacturers including: Fiat, Mercedes, Peugeot, Volkswagen and Seat.
The Cinturato name is part of tyre history: a revolutionary design that in the 1950s earned Pirelli a place among the world's leading manufacturers.
The Pirelli Cinturato patent, recognised throughout the world, was developed in response to the performance offered by a new generation of cars which at that time made certain driving characteristics previously the prerogative of the most sporting cars available to the general public. Not only did that Cinturato lay the foundations for the evolution of the entire tyre industry, Pirelli's research continued and has resulted in the New Cinturato that combines performance and safety with the principles of environmental awareness. Pirelli has, in fact, eliminated aromatic oils from the tread compounds of the New Cinturato, anticipating European regulations in this respect by two years.
The tread compound of the New Cinturato has been reinforced with a number of elements such as silicon oxide to increase the tyre's durability. The entire tyre geometry has been redesigned, from the sidewalls to the tread, so as to balance rolling resistance, durability and safety. The average mileage obtained from the New Cinturato has thus been increased by 30%, the equivalent of 15,000 extra kilometres (results deriving from over 1,000,000 kilometres of testing) and representing a new set of tyres every four years rather than every three for the average motorist (15,000 km p.a.).
Safety, that together with high performance has always been the point of reference for Pirelli research and which the Cinturato of the 1950s maximized, is the second key element around which the New Cinturato has been designed. The Pirelli P4 and P6 guarantee greater safety in all weather conditions. In particular, grip through corners has been enhanced and above all braking distances have been reduced. In the wet, the stopping distance for a car travelling at 80 kph has been reduced by 11% (29.9 metres against 34 metres), while in the dry a car travelling at 100 kph stops in just over 38 metres compared with the 40.5 metres of the reference tyres.