Awesome grip in wet as long the water isn´t high enough for aquaplaning. Very progressive in corners, the feedback is more than OK. Surprises don´t exist. OK, there exist better tyres if you driving in heavy rain, but if the street is only wet the P Zero is a very strong performer. In dry the P Zero is also very fast, but the progressiveness could be better. The week point is the temperature. Below 5° celsius the grip is noticeable poorer. The grip drops down and the tyre doesn´t give you the feedback where the limit is. On my FWD the wear on drive axle will reach about 13000 miles, I guess. It´s not awesome but imho what you can expect from an UHP-tyre with my driveing profile. Conclusion: The aquaplaning skills could be a bit better, the tyre should be better on lower temperatures. But overall it´s an good tyre if you want good grip in dry and wet. I dunno how long the old version of P Zero will be available, so I don´t buy it again. The new P Zero PZ4 is available in some dimensions, I guess in near future also in 225/45R17
After running Michelin Pilot sport for 4 yrs decided to change to Pirelli. One of the worst decisions. In 3 years I have had to change 5 tyres, 4 due to side wall damage and one due to a nail. My driving has not changed, Pirelli are useless when you occasi9nally mount a kerb at very low speed. I get huge understeer with these tyres. Just ditched my two fronts for Michelins.
These tyres were on the car when I bought it, at 14000 milies. The fronts (225/40x18) are still the original tyres I believe, so have covered 26000 miles; the rears (245/35x18) were new when I got the car, so have covered 12000 milies. Tread depth is about 1mm above the tread bar indicator on all four wheels - so the rears have worn twice as quick as the fronts, which sounds right. The wear rate sounds about right too (though I should try to keep a lighter right foot). Grip - in the dry, great; in the wet, good. No complaints at all, as long as it's summer (in the UK). Once September arrives and the temperature starts dropping below 10 deg C, they become a liability. Even in the dry, if the temperature gets much below 9 or 10 deg C, then be very careful. I only have the 'baby' SLK; what it would be like in a 350 I hate to think. Fortunately for me, the tyres are low on tread and it's August - so I'll be wearing some different rubber before the colder weather comes.