Pirelli to fit new models from Ferrari and Lamborghini in Geneva
- AT THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTORSHOW PIRELLI TO EQUIP EUROPE 'S TOP OF THE RANGE CAR INDUSTRY MODELS. AMONG THE PREMIERES EQUIPPED WITH PIRELLI, THE FERRARI 599GTB, LAMBORGHINI NEW MURCIELAGO, ALFA ROMEO 159 SPORTWAGON AND SPIDER, VOLVO S80, AUDI S8 AND THE PEUGEOT 207
- SIGNIFICANT PIRELLI PRESENCE ALSO ON THE MOST POWERFUL AND PRESTIGIOUS CONCEP CAR SUCH AS ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE, LAMBORGHINI MIURA, ISOTTA FRASCHINI AND THE OFF-ROAD VEHICLE "OLTRE FIAT"
Milan, 27 February 2006 - Pirelli is equipping the main new models from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Volvo, Audi and Peugeot presented at the 76 Geneva International Motorshow, along with the most powerful and prestigious concept car such as Aston Martin Rapide, Lamborghini Miura, Isotta Fraschini and the off-road vehicle "Oltre Fiat".
In particular, among the worldwide premires fitted with Pirelli ultra high performance tyres are the Ferrari 599 GTB, the Lamborghini New Murcielago, the Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon and Spider, the Volvo S80 and the Peugeot 207.
Elsewhere at the Geneva Motorshow, Pirelli is also equipping models from Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo with the high performance tyres P6 and P7.
On the concept cars scene, Pirelli equips the high performance four-door sports car Aston Martin Rapide, the Lamborghini Miura, Isotta Fraschini, and "Oltre Fiat" based on the new military "off-road" vehicle from Iveco.
At the Geneva Motorshow Pirelli is also present with the innovative system K-Pressure Optic for the tyres pressure control which is fitted on the Fiat Panda MultiEco and Ferrari F430 Challenge.
The Pirelli presence on the main models from the world's most prestigious car brands with the high performance products from the PZero, Run Flat and Scorpion ranges, confirms the company's positive growth trend on the original equipment and aftermarket sector in Europe and in the United States as well as its positioning in the higher market segments.
The company's partnerships with the major automotive Groups with whom Pirelli has always worked extremely closely on the technological development of its products continues in Europe with the brands Ferrari, Bentley, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche, BMW, Peugeot, Fiat, Daimler Chrysler, and in the United States with the brands Ford, Cadillac, Dodge, Chevrolet. The significant presence of the PZero high performance tyres and Run Flat Eufori@ on the main models from the american car manufacturers at the recent Detroit and Los Angeles Motorshows confirms again Pirelli's positive growth on the original equipment sector in the United States .
The Company's positive performance is further confirmed by the results for the first nine months of 2005, which saw an increase of sales of 9,8% (+7% on a like-for-like basis) and a 25% growth in operating income with a ROS of 10%.
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