Designed predominantly for latest generation sports cars of medium to high power, P7 represents a contribution to performance in the wet, precise cornering, safety during braking and, above all, lifelong ability to maintain these characteristics.
The new tyre perpetuates the legendary name of the P7 - Rally World Champion, the forerunner of ultra-high performance car tyres derived from motorsport. P7, together with P6, marks the introduction of a new generation of tyres positioned as “top of the range” in the segment currently occupied by the P6000 family. P7’s attractive asymmetric design blends style with an aggressive look.
The tyre is a step ahead in active safety and driving performance thanks to the adoption of the “STEP” (Safety from Technically Engineered Profile) and “ELRR” (Extra Low Rolling Resistance), patented systems fostering a more harmonious interaction between the various performing components of the tyre.
The result is a tyre effective in the wet, assured in braking, cornering, steeering response and also comfortable on long motorway journeys.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Pirelli P 7 tyre review
Average based on 72 test results
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06.02.2015fromRobert J Great tyre performance, original equipment on my Volvo S40 T5, bought at least 4 sets since 07, pity they are discontinued.
04.07.2014fromDimitris All four tire were fitted by the manufacturer. They started bursting by their own at random times for no reason. The internal of the tires was deformed dangerusly. All 4 were defective. Definitely the most dangerous tires i've ever driven
14.06.2014fromStuart Wyatt I have a full set of p7 tyres. They provide excellent corning grip one factor may be due to the thick sidewalls which surprised me as they were thicker than most tyres even ones rated extra load/reinforced. A top quality tyre worth the premium price tag.
17.11.2013fromRob J Excellent performance tyre, pity they replaced them