The presented tyre is marked with 3PMSF symbol (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake). It means that the tyre meets the EU requirements for winter tyres. The symbol is awarded after thorough tests of a tyre model in terms of snow grip.
The Pirelli SottoZero is a winter tyre designed for premium passenger cars with a high performance engine. The innovative compound used to make the tyre is noted for its excellent flexibility, giving the model increased contact with the ground and better grip in any weather and on any surface.
The tyre features an asymmetric tread pattern with two independent parts to ensure optimal performance during the winter season. The outer part of the tread is responsible for traction on wet roads. Its deep and wide circumferential grooves with a variable profile have a large capacity and help quickly and effectively disperse water from under the front of the tyre. This helps minimise the risk of aquaplaning and improves driver safety. Massive blocks in the shoulder area are responsible for stability when negotiating corners and during dynamic manoeuvres. The design of the Pirelli SottoZero has been stiffened to ensure a fast response to sudden steering movements, which has a positive impact on accurate track stability. The internal part of the tread is responsible for shorter braking distances on ice, snow and mud, as well as grip in extreme weather conditions. The tyre ensures acoustic comfort thanks to its special grooves and optimised tread pattern. Sounds and vibrations emitted whilst driving on Pirelli SottoZero tyres are quickly muffled, which means that the driver and passengers can enjoy a quiet and comfortable driving experience. This model is the perfect solution for demanding drivers looking for a tyre that offers excellent performance, whatever the weather.
Pirelli is an Italian group that has been producing tyres since 1872. The company is currently the world's 5th largest tyre manufacturer in terms of sales. Pirelli produces tyres for passenger cars, motorcycles, vans, lorries and 4x4 vehicles, as well as the sporty tyres that the Italian company is especially renowned for. Pirelli has its headquarters in Milan.