The Scorpion Ice & Snow Run Flat is Pirelli’s Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow self-supporting run-flat tire developed for the drivers of performance-oriented luxury crossover and sport utility vehicles looking for enhanced wintertime traction. The Scorpion Ice & Snow Run Flat is designed to combine the convenience of temporary extended mobility in the event of complete air pressure loss with enhanced low-temperature wintertime driving capabilities on dry and wet roads, as well as in snow and on ice.

Pirelli Run Flat tires enhance safety and convenience by incorporating special sidewall reinforcements that can temporarily support the weight of the vehicle while providing extended mobility even after sustaining air pressure losses that would render conventional tires immobile. Pirelli Run Flat technology will allow tires to run flat for up to 50 miles at 50 mph (80 km at 80 km/h) unless otherwise specified by the vehicle manufacturer for Original Equipment tires. While internal tire damage after being run flat will make tire replacement necessary, Pirelli Run Flat tires provide drivers the extended mobility necessary to continue through pouring rain, stormy weather and away from dangerous situations. Pirelli Run Flat tires are only recommended for vehicles originally equipped with self-supporting run-flat tires and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Scorpion Ice & Snow Run Flat tires feature a tread rubber compound that remains flexible at lower ambient temperatures to enhance grip and handling in typical winter conditions. The tread compound is molded into a subtly asymmetric tread design that features a stable shoulder area to enhance dry road handling, circumferential grooves to provide hydroplaning resistance and help maintain good traction on wet and slush-covered roads while angled independent tread blocks with circumferential and lateral sipes help the tire bite into snow. Sidewalls feature additional reinforcements to provide self-supporting run-flat capabilities.

The Scorpion Ice & Snow Run Flat winter radials meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Install Scorpion Ice & Snow Run Flat tires in sets of four only.

Vehicles should always be equipped with equivalent tires at all wheel positions. The Scorpion Ice & Snow Run Flat winter tires, due to their exceptional snow and ice traction provided by their unique tread compounds, must be used in sets of four to help ensure proper vehicle control.


  1. I live in the foothills of Colorado and travel 100 miles/day, all highway. We use winter-specific tires and then have all season/summer tires for the rest of the year. Our tires typically last longer than most folks’ because we drive all highway and pretty slow. These tires performed well while on the car. However, after 1 season and 12,900 miles the tires were well into their wear bars and the tire shop would not-remount them. These tires are very expensive and yet have very low mileage before wearing out. When I called both TireRack and Pirelli to ask about my awful experience, they (both) said there is no mileage warranty with this tire, so buyer beware. I would recommend STRONGLY against buying these tires. For what it’s worth, our best performance for all of our cars so far have been Blizzaks; great grip, performance and mileage.

  2. Pirelli, Please do not change one thing about this tire! When I first put these tires on my BMW X6 50i there was no snow. I couldn¿t believe the ride and lack of noise! Unbelievable!! They ride better than my Bridgestone all season run flats! Now comes the best part. I live in Upstste NY with plenty of snow to put these tires to the test. First minimal snow fall and tire was fantastic! Slush fantastic! Just recently we had one of our 12+ inch snow storms. Snow was hitting the bottom of the frame of the car as I was out and about before the plows had a chance to really clear the roads properly. WOW!! Tires performed unbelievably!! I¿m sold. Don¿t make any changes. When it¿s time to replace I want another set!!

  3. I would be a very aggressive driver people would tell me. These tires are fantastic at high speed and cornering in cold weather dry conditions. You always have to slow down and respect unfavorable conditions. In deep snow in the Adirondack Mountains these tires perform excellent, on an icy lake they do have traction and stopping power as goog (I would guess) as can be for the higher performance speed ratings. In 30 below zero weather they are pliable and amazingly still sticky. Certainly a more aggressive BLIZZAK MIGHT be better but at tremendous sacrifice for normal driving the 98% of drivable weather. These have no noise, excellent handling and perfrom flawlessly in alert and sensible aggressive driving. Re Blizzaks if its that bad you should stay off the road? One concern is replacements have nailed ONE and cannot find a replacement ANYWHERE in the country- that’s not too good if you want matching tires.

  4. Outstanding winter tire in every aspect. Very comfortable, quiet and responsive with excellent wear. Definite must buy if these ever wear out.

  5. We have very limited miles on these tires so far; however, there is no ride difference between these tires and the summer tires that were on the vehicle when purchased. This is an excellent tire and I highly recommend them to anyone with offset tires (we have 275/40R-20 on front and 315/35R on the rear). I will also pass along that I had an outstanding experience with the Tire Rack staff, both when I purchased on-line (and I called with questions beforehand), and when I picked the tires up at the warehouse. These are BIG tires–the staff at the warehouse could not have been nicer. They loaded the tires in the back of the vehicle–without blinking an eye. Topnotch staff. A very pleasant experience from beginning to end. I highly recommend Tire Rack to everyone.

  6. Wow. Very impressed with these winter tires. A late spring 12″ snowfall left many people stranded throughout the city but I was able to travel anywhere regardless of depth of snow or ice with ease. I highly recommend these winter tires for their incredible traction, especially in deep snow.

  7. I live in Northwest Montana and work at a ski resort full time. We received 51″ of snow over the last 5 days. When other people have been sitting along the side of the road in their Subaru’s and other AWDs I’ve been able to pass by with no slippage at all. I’ve had other brands, Bridgestone, Goodyear and Contential but these tires have out preformed them. I drive 80 miles round trip per pay on a two lane road that the speed limit is 70MPH. I pass on snow covered roads as others are driving 45MPH or less. You can have confidence in these tires to get you where you want to go.


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