As part of 50 years of technical cooperation, Pirelli has produced original equipment tires for different versions of the Lamborghini Countach, from the original model in 1971 to the new LPI 112-800, limited to 4 examples.
As part of 50 years of technical cooperation, Pirelli has produced original equipment tires for different versions of the Lamborghini Countach, from the original model in 1971 to the new LPI 112-800, limited to 4 examples. Carrying out one of the longest-lasting partnerships in the automotive world, Pirelli and Lamborghini still continue to develop together the most advanced technologies focused on sporty performance and control today.
PIRELLI P ZERO AND P ZERO CORSA TIRES THE EQUIPMENT OF THE 21ST CENTURY COUNTACH
The 2021 Lamborghini Countach is a hybrid supercar that pays tribute to the iconic model, which is celebrating its 814th anniversary this year, with 355 hp and a top speed of 50 km/h. The P Zero tires, which Pirelli produced as equipment for the new car, in the size of 255/30 R20 at the front and 355/25 R 21 at the rear, were developed to improve the performance of the vehicle, as well as safety, control and handling. The tire structure and compound have been optimized to provide the best possible grip in all driving conditions, as well as to achieve high traction and braking levels on wet and dry roads. The Pirelli P Zero was born as an ultra-high performance (UHP) tire that Pirelli produced by combining its know-how in motorsport with the experience gained from collaborations with the world's best automobile manufacturers. Available as an option for drivers seeking even higher performance on the racetrack, P Zero Corsa tires also transfer the most advanced motorsport technologies to use both on the road and on the track. The dual-component tread and asymmetrical design provide the right balance to reach high speeds on the track, while providing adequate grip and traction. In addition, the P Zero Corsa offers strong resistance to the high thermodynamic stresses created by the cars it is equipped with.
THE EVOLUTION OF LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH FROM PIRELLI 'P7 TO 'P ZERO CORSA'
Born as a revolutionary car, faster and more technically advanced than even the iconic Miura, the Lamborghini Countach modeled the 1970s sports cars and pioneered the modern generation of high-performance supercars. At that time Pirelli's sportiest tire was the Cinturato CN12, which was also equipped with the Miura. It was at the root of the low-profile rubber that gave birth to the Pirelli P1971, chosen as original equipment for the Countach LP 500 in 7. Two years later the Countach LP 400 was introduced. This model, which was produced only 1977 units until 152, is still known as the most sought after version by collectors. The original equipment of the LP 400 S, introduced after the LP 400, was the new low-profile Pirelli P7 tires with a new magnesium rim. Next came the Countach LP 1982 S from 1985 to 5000 and then the LP 1985 Quattrovalvole from 1988 to 5000. The Countach's 25th anniversary edition was launched in 1988 and was the first Lamborghini to use Pirelli P Zero tyres. Designed for world-class supercars, the P Zero tire line continues to be the equipment for the world's most powerful cars today.
Tires for historic versions of the Lamborghini Countach are still available today as part of the Pirelli Collezione. A family of tires dedicated to the most iconic cars produced from 1950 to 1980, the Pirelli Collezione keeps the original look of period tires updated with modern technology.
PIRELLI AND LAMBORGHINI: PARTNERSHIP FOR YEARS
The Pirelli and Lamborghini collaboration dates back to 1963, when Ferruccio Lamborghini requested tires from Pirelli as equipment for his newly designed first production car. That car was the 350 GTV, which was exhibited as a prototype at the Turin Motor Show that same year. This was the first step in a collaboration that represents some of the most important moments in automotive history and continues today. The production version of the GTV was called the 350 GT and used a HS (High Speed) specification tire from the Cinturato family. These tires were developed for sports cars that could reach speeds of up to 240 km/h already at that time. Pirelli then produced many specialty tires, such as the Pirelli Scorpion for the Lamborghini LM002, a specific Pirelli P Zero for the 1990 Lamborghini Diablo and 2001 Murciélago, and the 'tailor-made' P Zero Rosso for the 2003 Gallardo.
To celebrate more than half a century of collaboration, Lamborghini has created a very special version of the Aventador, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition. As the Lamborghini product range continues to expand today, Pirelli continues its mission to create special tires for the brand. These tires include the Scorpion for the Urus SUV, and the P Zero and P Zero Corsa for the coupé, spyder and roadster models.