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Only the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R will do for McLaren.


Since 2011 McLaren have worked closely with Pirelli for obvious reasons; Pirelli make some of the best high performance tyres for cars that are quite simply, out of this world.

The latest McLaren has been coined “Long Tail” and is the drop down roof version of the 765lt from 2021. The new 2 step folding roof can be engaged at 50kmph or at a standstill in under 11 seconds.

The new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine now sends 563kW and 800Nm to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, allowing the low-slung 1388kg supercar to launch from 0-100km/h in a claimed 2.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of 330km/h.

McLaren driving

The new transmission consists of 7 shorter gears as opposed to 6 + overdrive. This allows the car to wind out a top speed in 7th gear. While in manual mode and using the paddle shifts, the McLaren has a certain race feel about it while cornering and accelerating. This is all happening while you are literally riding inches from the tarmac.

Pirelli has been making tyres for McLaren for a long time, 11 years to be exact (at the time of writing), but of course Pirelli’s history in the hypercar arena goes a long way back. The P Zero was first developed in 1987 as a tailor made fit to some of the most prestigious cars of the era.

McLaren driving

Today, the P Zero is a stamp of performance as it has been the official tyre of the Formula One Championship series since 2011. The compounds and development used in F1 racing is put to the test on the most powerful production cars.

When you purchase a new McLaren 765lt Spider, you’ll first use the configurator - seriously this is a lot of fun and we recommend you have a go at creating your very own unique specs. You have the option of choosing P Zero or P Zero Trofeo R, but what is the difference?

Spot the difference between a P Zero and P Zero Trofeo R

P Zero

P Zero

The new P Zero, the PZ4 is the ultimate Ultra High Performance tyre combining Pirelli's knowledge gained from competitive motorsport with Pirelli's alliance with the top car manufacturers, granting the perfect fit for the performance of each car.

Some of the features include:

  • Run Flat
  • Seal Inside (puncture resistant)
  • PNCS - Pirelli Noise Cancelling Systems
  • Elect - Designed for EV cars for a quieter driving experience

P Zero Trofeo R

P Zero Trofeo R

The state of the art technology and high performance levels of the McLaren 765lt Spider are enhanced by Pirelli when the P Zero Trofeo R is the point of contact with the road. This innovative ultra-low-profile tyre is intended mainly for track use on dry surfaces, maximising driver enjoyment and ensuring total safety even when pushed to the limit. Innovative materials and compounds combined with the tread pattern design have produced extraordinary results.

Some of the features include:

  • Deep inner longitudinal grooves, designed to help the prevention of aquaplaning
  • Rigid center block to conform in cornering but snap back to shape when exiting

Note, this is simply not a lot of fancy stuff without substance.It is a quality, high performance tyre developed from decades of motorsport knowledge. The Trofeo R is a race spec tyre and is most at home on the track. Remember to always drive to the speed limits and of course, your ability.

For more information on these two P Zero tyres, or the full range of P Zero tyres from Pirelli, call us today on (02) 9587 3366, or visit our workshop at 7 Lindsay St, Rockdale. Our helpful and experienced staff can assist you with your next tyre purchase.

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