Pirelli Cinturato: P7
Pirelli Cinturato P7: Design
The Pirelli Cinturato P7 was first introduced to the world as the Pirelli Supersport, tire that began it's life experimenting in the World Rally Championship, fitted to the Lancia Stratos in 1974, with the car and tire combo obtaining 3 victories in the WRC 1974 Season, to be followed by many more over the years of the Stratos' time as a car used in the WRC. This tire brought many important innovations to racing tires, including the ultra low profile of Serie 50 which was made possible due to advancements in the internal construction of the tire, this allowed for a lower profile while being able to be widened. The inclusion of a nylon zero degree belt was also a defining feature of the tire. The innovation of the Pirelli low profile tire lead to even lower profiles being used in racing, and the development of Serie 30 profile.
The Pirelli Cinturato P7 was used on the Lamborghini Countach and Urraco, as well as the Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo, Porsche 930, and the De Tomaso Pantera.