P Zero Corsa System Streetable Track & Competition tires have been developed for the drivers of high-powered, super sports cars primarily for extreme road use, as well as track use at driver’s schools and lapping days. Original Equipment for the road versions of Ferrari 360 Challenge, Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche GT2 & GT3 cars, the P Zero Corsa System was designed to maximize a car’s performance to satisfy even the most demanding driver in terms of dry handling and braking without abandoning wet traction and noise comfort. The P Zero Corsa System incorporates Pirelli’s racing experience to enhance driving satisfaction at the limits.

P Zero Corsa System radials meet DOT requirements, however they are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where standing water is present and there is the risk of hydroplaning; drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds if they encounter these conditions. And like all Streetable Track & Competition tires, P Zero Corsa System radials are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. It’s also essential these tires be stored indoors at temperatures maintained above 32 degrees F.

The P Zero Corsa System offers three different competition-type tread designs that include P Zero Corsa Direzionale tires for the front axle (designed to penetrate the water surface and help clear a path for the rear tires) and either P Zero Corsa Asimmetrico or P Zero Corsa Asimmetrico 2 tires for use on the rear axle.

The P Zero Corsa Direzionale tires mold Pirelli’s innovative racing tread compound into a semi-slick, V-shaped directional tread design. The tire’s internal structure includes ultra-light, flexible belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon and a very stiff sidewall construction resulting in a wide footprint area to enhance dry grip while directional grooves increase hydroplaning resistance.

The P Zero Corsa Asimmetrico tread design features a semi-slick, low void ratio and a large external shoulder structure with a minimum number of grooves to eliminate the blocky structure of a conventional pattern. The P Zero Corsa System Asimmetrico asymmetric and directional tread design requires separate left and right side tires for the vehicle as branded on each tire’s sidewall. The tire’s internal structure includes highly flexible steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to enhance cornering stability and provide high-speed capability while reducing weight.

The P Zero Corsa Asimmetrico 2 tread design is inspired by Pirelli’s P Zero Max Performance Summer tire and features a semi-slick, low void ratio and a large external shoulder structure. The P Zero Corsa System Asimmetrico 2’s asymmetric tread design allows it to be used on both left and right sides of the vehicle. The tire’s internal structure includes highly flexible steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to enhance cornering stability and provide high-speed capability while reducing weight.

NOTE: While it is recommended that P Zero Corsa Direzionale tires only be used on the front axle positions of mid- and rear-engine cars, P Zero Corsa System Asimmetrico and Asimmetrico 2 tires can also be used on all four wheel positions of track driven cars, as well as front-engine and front-wheel drive cars.

The P Zero Corsa System tires are typically molded with 6/32″ to 8/32″ of tread depth in their grooves and can be left unshaved for use on damp tracks or shaved to approximately 4/32″ of tread depth to begin competitive road racing/track use in dry conditions.

Warning: P Zero Corsa System radials meet DOT requirements, however they are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where standing water is present and there is the risk of hydroplaning; drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds if they encounter these conditions. This is especially true of shaved or worn tires. And like other Streetable Track & Competition tires, these tires are not intended to be stored, serviced nor driven in near- or below freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

14 COMMENTS

  1. The Pirelli Corsa in 265\30-19 were fantastic, good. I was super impressed for a tire with this much rain channel at dry traction and release characteristics; they would slide with grip, never felt like they just ‘gave up’. I did a bit of timing but not religiously. IT was a wet session, dry session, wet session, damp session, dry… all day. Really a good test-bed for HP tires. Braking was the bomb, they never failed to impress me, they don’t have the eerie dry grip of the Trofeo R, but the feedback was top notch, I really knew what the car was doing, super excellent feedback, progressive.They price out around 320.00 a tire vs the Trofeo at near 400 so they do present an excellent value, but unlike the Trofeo they were excellent in the rain, never felt like I was on marbles, tires didn’t spin on corner exits: I run with all traction control off (as much as you can “off the TC and ESC”). The Trofeo when new is OK in the wet but they will spin up on corner exits a bit and tail wag more. The Corsa at least when new do not, I would have to “try” to make the car wag or spin up. I like: Smooth is fast.My Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5, and 5 being a mythical tire, that is both great in the rain and the dry. Tires are a game of compromise; what do you need it to do and when.Dry traction: AWet Grip: A-Feedback: A+Lateral Acceleration: B+Ride Comfort: BQuietness: B-Value: A

  2. The Pirelli P Zero Corsa came as standard equipment on my Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. I was skeptical about the tire life being a 60 wear rated tire, but to my surprise, it appears like they may last about 12-14k miles, which is excellent for a streetable track tire. I have been blown away by the overall performance of the tire. It really puts the power to the ground, has excellent steering response with an exceptional ride. They have totally surpassed my expectations and definitely a re-purchase candidate for my next replacement set. My last good set of tires were the Michelin Pilot Super Sport on my 2015 M3, and I have to say, the Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are much better handling, better riding, and even quieter than the Michelins. I¿m also surprised to see that I will be getting a full 70% of the life of Michelins with the Pirellis despite an anticipated much much shorter estimated tread life (60 vs 280). The key to me is not how long the tire meanders along over a slightly longer life so much as how well it performs during it¿s actual useable life. The Pirelli is significantly better than the Michelin in pretty much every regard despite lasting for a shorter timeframe, but that is to be expected for an ultra high performance streetable track tire. If you are seeking the best performing tire over a few extra miles of treadwear for your high performance car, definitely consider the Pirelli P Zero Corsa.

  3. I have been very impressed with the all around attributes of this tire. I still have plenty of tread left after 8,000 miles including a couple track events, and the street traction is very good, even when I have found myself unexpectedly in rainy conditions. With such limited choices in the Viper sizes, I’m happy that Pirelli seems to have come up with a winner here. Will purchase again.

  4. Staggered 19″ Pirelli PZero Corsa (255/40 front, 285/35 rear) were the OEM tire specifically designed for Ford’s 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca. I rate then “Poor” over the 4 years / 15,000 miles I’ve had them. I don’t drive my Mustangs in rain or snow, and typically store them end-November thru mid-March to avoid Long Island (NY) winters. The tires are noisy and ride rough. Tread wear was imperceptible for 3 years (probably due to my low mileage usage), but started to show in the past year. Three long road trips in summer were OK, but rough and loud. Any driving below 50 degrees F is like taking your life in your hands. Axle hop around slow corners, fish tailing around fast corners, etc. Plus if you go out during the day when it’s 50-60F, and come back at night when it’s in the 40s, losing grip on even a dry road is likely. Even the Boss 302 Laguna Seca’s super-car capabilities, can’t save you in traffic when it starts to slip.

  5. They were on sale so I thought I would give them a try. Car is a 2006 Z06 Heads, Cam, Boltons, E85. Running RE71Rs (275/35 18) up front. Wish I could run the REs in the back but they don’t have the size. These Pirellis plain and simple —-. Their performance of intended function is very bad. I had them shaved and heat cycled as the manufacturer recommends. They cannot hold 1st, 2nd, or 3rd gear, make the car scary to drive, have awful cold grip, don’t seem to want to get hot even after a lot of wheels speen. On a road course they cannot keep up with the little 275 bridgestone tire giving me too much overdrive, and uneasy corner exit.. and this is a 355 we’re talking about. Yes they are quite but with a UTQG of 60, you aren’t buying them for practicality.. Will not buy again, not even if they were 90% off. Not ever remotely worth sticker price

  6. Came stock on my Quadrifoglio – they lasted way longer than I expected with 15 passes at drage strip, 2 long trips, one 20 min strack session and a lot of ripping around town in South Florida. I couldnt believe they lasted over 12k miles!

  7. Owners complain that these tires don’t last, but mine have at least 50% of the tread left at 5,000 miles and maybe more. Performance in a recent rainstorm was excellent. Ride is very quiet and comfortable. Only complaint is a fragile sidewall. One of my front tires developed a bubble after a minor impact going into a driveway at low speed while on a trip. You have to keep adding air every 2 weeks or so (particularly in cooler weather) to maintain air pressure, and I suspect that many complaints about tread life result from running them a bit underinflated. Overall experience is very good. Just wish they were a bit more rugged, but there is probably a ride trade-off there. They are expensive, but I might buy another set.

  8. The tires were the OEM on my Guilia Quadrifoglia. They are clearly only intended for dry warm weather. They don’t work well below 55 degrees. They also are subject to hydroplaning which I found out on a highway with only moderate rain. Wear was as expected for an ultra aggressive compound. I am replacing with Michelin Pilots as I have owned them in the past and they have always been a well rounded performance tire that is also livable with in bad weather.

  9. Both my ’07 and ’10 GT3 came fitted with the Pirelli Corsa System tires, initially I was dissapointed that they were not fitted with the Michelin MPSC+, however for wet weather driving the Corsa is superior in its grip, ability to clear water, and to avoid aquaplaning than the Michelin; while giving up a little on the extreme dry traction (track).Overall, if you plan to drive your 911 in the wet, I believe the Pirelli is a better choice than the Michelin…if you only drive in the dry, and on the track the Michelin is a better extreme dry tire…

  10. Amazing combination of traction and longevity of tire tread. I am finally having to put on new tires on the rear at 8000 miles which for a competition oriented tire is phenomonal. It also means that I can drive to the track and home again without switching wheels. With the system, I also found that I could drive in the wet at highway speeds (75 mph) without hydroplanning as the front tires evacuated water so the rear tires were on just wet pavemen. As the fronts are wearing down now that part of the performance is not as good.

  11. Came as factory tire on my car and I couldn’t be happier. I have 14 30 min sessions on these tires along with 30+ autocross runs and over 5k of street mileage, unbelieveable! By far one of the best tires if money wasn’t an issue, they can do it all. Have already purchased a second set and will run again in this years track season.

  12. Stock OEM tires worked very well over first track day weekend (8 runs over two days / 4 each day / OAT in the high 70’s). Excellent turn in and ultimate grip with progressive, predictable breakaway on a 3.1 mile road course. Ran tires to 41 psi (when hot) as directed by manual. Very happy after that first weekend. I run quite aggressively on the track but was satisfied with the inital wear. Your opinion of acceptable wear may differ but to try and quantify it I thought they only had one more full (8 run) weekend in them before they would need to be replaced. However I did not get the cnace to find out as the next time I ran them there seemed to be significantly less grip and the car was simply not a planted as the previous runs, best description would be that the tires felt “hard”. Was sure I had messed up the tire pressures (OAT in the high 80’s) but they checked good after my first run. Unfortunately I also noticed that i had ruined the front left tire as the center rib was nearly gone with large chunks of it actually missing. In the tires defense i do not believe I did a proper heat cycle on them that first weekend and was too aggressive too early. Had I done that the tires may have been as good as they were during my first sessions. Even saying that though i probably would not buy them again as they are simply too expensive when compared to other R-compound options. I will be trying the Toyo R888’s to see how they fare as a street / track option.

  13. Although this was a great tire in perfect conditions (dry and 75 degrees) on the track, it was not worth the cost in my opinion. As expected these tires wore quickly, but I would expect more traction from an r-compound that wears this quickly (replacing after 4000 miles). There are tires that are just as good if not better for much less that last longer. I will not be buying another set of these tires.

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