Pirelli, the premium tire manufacturer, has engineered a tailor-made version of its P Zero tire for the new Hyundai i30 N. This new OE tire has been specially geared to the vehicle’s dynamic characteristics. Produced at Pirelli’s high-technology plant in Settimo Torinese, Italy, it is a unique variant of Pirelli’s P Zero UHP summer tire with the dimension of 235/35 R19.
This tailor-made P Zero tire has been marked with ‘HN’ on the tire’s sidewall by Hyundai Performance N to denote its OE fitment for the i30 N. This recent collaboration between Pirelli and Hyundai Performance N exemplifies Pirelli’s ‘Perfect Fit’ strategy, where Pirelli engineers develop individual tires for each car manufacturer that specifically complements and enhances a particular car’s technical requirements and characteristics. Pirelli’s ‘Perfect Fit’ strategy has made it a worldwide market leader in original equipment tires, especially in the premium and prestige market segments. Pirelli has expanded its impressive portfolio once again through joining forces with Hyundai Performance N, another renowned automotive manufacturer.
The i30 N is Hyundai Motor’s first high-performance car under the N line up. Built on the New Generation i30, the i30 N has been developed to deliver maximum driving pleasure in everyday life on the road and maximum performance on the track.
The i30 N is Hyundai Motor’s answer to increasing customer demand for innovative, technology-driven performance. Due to launch across Europe by the end of 2017, the All-New i30 N was designed to be a performance car with a sporty dynamic for drivers.
The i30 N’s core theme is ‘Fun to Drive’ and it aims to fulfill three concepts as part of this central idea – including being a ‘Corner Rascal’, ‘Everyday Sports car’ and with a proven ‘Racetrack Capability’:
- Corner Rascal: The i30 N loves corners. The N logo symbolizes a chicane, the ultimate part of the track where the i30 N achieves maximum traction, precision and feeling. The powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivers up to 275 PS and 353 Nm torque (378 Nm with the Overboost function);
- Everyday Sports Car: As an everyday sports car, the i30 N is suitable for daily commuting in comfort on the weekdays, or for race track performance on the weekend;
- Racetrack capability: Durability and racetrack performance were key priorities in the i30 N vehicle’s development, which was achieved through rigorous testing on the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring circuit (with over 6213 miles recorded in testing).
The car’s versatility demands the highest performance and safety standards from a tire in all road conditions. Therefore, Pirelli engineers developed an individual edition of the P Zero tire to meet the requirements of the new i30 N.