The P Zero Trofeo (Italian for Trophy) R is Pirelli’s Streetable Track & Competition tire developed for the Chevrolet Camaro Z28. Based on over 100 years of Pirelli racing experience, the P Zero Trofeo R is designed as a track-focused, dual-purpose tire that provides the ability to win trophies on-track, as well as be driven on the road to and from the track. P Zero Trofeo R tires are not intended to be driven at high speeds in wet conditions where there is the risk of hydroplaning in standing water, nor in near- or below freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

P Zero Trofeo R tires employ brand new HAOF (highly aromatic oil free) compounds and a redesigned asymmetric tread pattern. The outboard area ensures the required rigidity to cope with the stresses during cornering, typical of racetrack driving. The solid shoulder – similar to a slick but more rigid – maximize lateral grip when cornering at very high speed and quickly changing trajectory on the track. This special mix of shape/functionality has enabled the achievement of very consistent performance. The inboard area’s wide central ribs ensure precise trajectories and control the stress associated with accelerating and braking on the track. The transversal grooves with special pattern provide constant traction and assist braking. The wide circumferential grooves enable water drainage to promote traction in damp conditions. Its internal structure features an advanced belt design and undertread materials to optimize footprint pressure and increase stability while restricting tire growth at high speed from centrifugal forces. Bead geometry and materials improve fit between the tire and rim to increase bead and sidewall stability.

Beginning with a molded tread depth of 6/32″, P Zero Trofeo R tires will not require shaving for track use, however they will benefit from heat cycling before competition to enhance wear and promote more consistent performance.

Warning: P Zero Trofeo R 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.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Good grip as new”to be expected” SHORT LIFE expend HEAT CYCLES OUT even if present and visible treads.WEARS ODDLY to the point that i almost thought i need a new alignment. -3 track days (NOT weekends)

  2. I live in Florida and the hot weather is perfect for this kind of tire. I drive highway everyday and when the temp is up on the tire wow!! smooth sticky grip very responsive to quick changes in direction with no stagger. The low roll is very little. the wear is expected but, the performance is good. What I really like is the size width and the side wall how it wider that my stock 10″ which helps on the roll. And yes if you live in Miami like I do the highway is a track with the drivers we have.

  3. I am on my second set of Trofeo R’s, my first setup made it through 7 track days, 3 of which were wet. In the wet when the tire is new its grips pretty good, not great, but good, as the tire wears and or the condition of the track surface they can be pretty slick.In the dry is where this tire excels: I drove 920 miles (each way) to Laguna Seca and did 6 – 20-minute sessions and the tires look great. I was able to reel of consistent 1:47’s on a warm day, I have never been on the track before but feel confident I could easily get low 1:40s with some more time on the circuit. My car produces around 380 whp and I can get it to rotate with the throttle. The grip is consistent, and predictable, for DOT tire, this is a super tire, the mileage won’t be great but overall, this is my favorite “drive to track” race tire.I still have tire left for a track-day this week.Get them heat cycled for sure.

  4. My experience with the Trofeos is all track miles. The Trofeos are the best performance tire short of slicks. If your going to run on the track I suggest getting them heat cycled (HC). HC definitely extentends their performance window. Tire pressure is important – 32-33 front, 34-35 rear is where they seem to perform best.

  5. These were OEM tires for the 2014 adn 2015 Z/28 – dry traction was outstanding and total miles on tires at 4,020 was more than I expected based on my prior experience with Pilot Sport Cut 2 which were about 3,000. I did not track miles on this set, so maybe that added to miles on tires. When they came off they had just about 3/32’s in tread left – so could have gone a bit longer. However the tires were almost 4 years old (car mfg Nov. 2014), so they showed some signs of cracking on the sidewalls. It was time for a new set.Unfortunately these tires are no longer available for the Z/28 – unless you purchase the Porsche NO version, which has added about $180 per tire to the price. So this time I decided to try the new Goodyear Eagle Supercar F1 that comes on the ZL1 1LE, and is price comparably to what the Trofeo’s were without the NO rating. It should be noted the Goodyear are 29lbs per tire and the NO Trofeo are 26lbs per tire, so some good weight savings there.Overall the Trofeo’s performance level is beyond what you can apply to the street and is a tire, at the price point, that should be saved for serious track work. It is an amazing tire for the track and I will get a 2nd set of wheels and will use these tires for track days.Great tire, but you have to really want the premium performance to pay the price of entry!

  6. I’ve actually got these tires on my Exomotive Exocet, a track focused Miata based kit car. I’ve done two track days on them so far and they’re pretty good once they head up. They really don’t want to grip until they’ve got a good amount of heat in them, my 1600lb car struggles a bit to work them up to temperature, especially on cool mornings. Last weekend at Laguna Seca it would take two to two and a half laps during morning sessions before they’d get hot enough to really stick to the ground. Once they were on, though, the were really good!

  7. THIS TIRE IS NOT A GOOD CHOICE FOR ON ROAD USE. This tire is great for a prepared surface, but will puncture very easly on sharp stones. Also once up to race temp. will become sticky and throw stones everywhere.

  8. Best cup tire ever for Audi R8. 1.2Gs in the corners, superb ride quality for both DD and Highway, better wet handling than Hoosiers or Michelin Cups, and longer life than both due to thicker inner and outer shoulders. Should not be used or stored at temperatures under 40df, but otherwise works great as a primary set of tires.

  9. Tire is obviously not a good choice for the wet although it does manage better than some other tires in its class. Otherwise streetability is without issues. Dry track performance has improved slightly over the PZero Corsa semi slick it replaces although wear is marginally increased. It’s also a slight step up on the Michelin Sport Cup + in terms of overall track performance and exhibits similar longevity.

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