Pirelli for Audi R8
AUDI'S GREATEST TECHNOLOGICAL EXPRESSION
Milan, 17 January 2007 - A prestigious new partner for the new Pirelli P Zero has just taken to the stage: the Audi R8, the most extreme and technologically advanced car yet produced by the German manufacturer.
Audi's supercar, presented today in Las Vegas, will boast the latest Pirelli technological innovation applied to the P Zero range, the secrets of which are due to be revealed in Dubai on the 11th of February.
Extremely high performance, avant-garde technology and the utmost attention to safety are characteristics shared by the new R8 and the P Zero tyres.
Pirelli, which already partners Audi on many of the Ingolstadt manufacturer's other reference products, will supply the P Zero in two sizes: 235/35ZR19 for the front and 295/30ZR19 for the rear axles.
"Being chosen to supply original equipment for a technological masterpiece such as the Audi R8 represents an honour and a commitment for Pirelli", explains Maurizio Boiocchi, head of Pirelli Tyre SpA Research and Development. "The Pirelli P Zeros bring together the best of Pirelli research. With this supply we have reinforced our partnership with Audi, which has already adopted Pirelli tyres on other important models in its range."