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Pirelli Equips P Zero Trofeo R on McLaren 765LT

Pirelli’s best-performing track day tire that’s also entirely road legal. Photo: Pirelli

Pirelli to exclusively equip the new McLaren 765LT.

The P Zero Trofeo R tire was chosen as the starting point for this latest collaboration. Now the Trofeo R has been further refined in a joint effort from Pirelli and McLaren to meet the high-performance requirements of this latest car. For drivers who are less inclined to use their cars on track, the Pirelli P Zero tires are also available.

Rapid lap times in perfect safety

The new McLaren 765LT announces its sporting intentions with a 765-horsepower engine that puts out 800 Nm of torque to deliver the ultimate in performance, as well as aerodynamics that place plenty of load through the bespoke P Zero Trofeo R tires. To meet McLaren’s brief for a tire that is bespoke to the 765LT, Pirelli’s engineers have worked on the structure and profile of the tires, increasing the contact patch to generate more mechanical grip and improve traction, particularly in dry weather. Another fundamental element in achieving McLaren’s objectives was the tread pattern compound. The design of the tread pattern has been designed to guarantee the best possible road holding both in a straight line and through corners, reducing braking distances and maximising lateral grip. All this extra performance from the tires, allied with the innovative capabilities of the new 765LT itself, has allowed the car to go faster round a circuit than any other car ever produced in Woking.

Pirelli and McLaren

The new P Zero Trofeo R created for the McLaren 765LT represents the latest tire born out of the long collaboration between Pirelli and McLaren, which also draws on the extensive lessons learned from motorsport by both companies. Every vehicle leaves the McLaren Production Centre with its own specific Pirelli tire, tailor-made for that particular car and distinguished by a distinctive ‘MC’ marking on the sidewall. Some of these tires are additionally equipped with other Pirelli technologies such as PNCS – Pirelli Noise Cancelling System – which guarantees maximum acoustic comfort inside the car.

 

 

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