Pirelli P Zero Nero review
What is it?
The Pirelli P Zero Nero is a max performance summer tire designed for performance coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, and sports cars. Served as the original equipment tire for vehicles such as the Fiat 500 Abarth and Volkswagen Golf TDI.
Strengths and weaknesses?
The P Zero Nero provides very good, but not extraordinary performance across all evaluative metrics.
Dry traction and handling is a strong point, as is wet condition grip.
Comfort characteristics are sound, with good ride quality and low road noise.
Treadlife and durability is not poor, but certainly could be improved relative to alternative, more current category options.
How does it compare?
The P Zero Nero has a subjective user rank of fifteenth out of twenty-nine category tires.
Note that this mid-level rank is largely a function of the exceptional attributes of top tier options like the Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Continental ExtremeContact DW, and not so much P Zero Nero deficiencies. The P Zero Nero simply lacks the standout qualities of category leaders.
- Treadlife Warranty: None
- Uniformity Warranty: 1 year, first 2/32" wear
Anything else to know?
Somewhat limited sizes due to the intended OE applications, and may be available at special/closeout pricing.
Note the lack of treadlife warranty. While data indicates that the P Zero Nero is markedly better than the Pirelli P Zero (previous gen) when it comes to tread longevity, P Zero Nero treadlife is still not particularly strong relative to top tier category competition.
However, despite the performance disparity between the P Zero Nero and more current category leaders, it is due consideration in light of the recent price drop. As things stand now, the P Zero Nero is undeniably an excellent tire for the money provided the outright performance expectations are reasonable.
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