Las Vegas, Nevada -Â Pirelli has shown a 'super-single' concept tyre for North America's light truck tuning sector. The company introduced the ultra-wide concept tyre at the SEMA show for the after market, and will make the tyre commercially, if demand is good.
In a prepared statement, Pirelli said, "Inspired by the technology in the heavy truck market and driven by the aggressive look of the â€œtwin-wheeledâ€ or â€œduallyâ€ options of the bigger pick-up trucks, the new tyre is as yet a concept - but there is no doubt that it looks great! Assuming that market reaction to the new tyre is as strong as expected, Pirelli will press ahead and industrialise this tyre in its MIRS factory in Rome, Georgia in early 2007."
Pirelli said the 405/25R24 Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico is the widest tyre that can be made on Pirelli's MIRS production system. The tyres on display at SEMA were made in Pirelli's MIRS
factory in Rome, Georgia.
â€œSure, we could have made a 32-inch Scorpion this year; actually we could have made it
last year,â€ commented Guy Mannino, president of Pirelli Tire North America. â€œBut since none
of our competitors have yet demonstrated any technology beyond making a handful of
prototypes bigger than 28 inch and we are selling plenty of 30-inch Scorpions, we decided to do
something a little different this year.