Milan, Italy – The Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R has set a fresh record with the new Audi RS 3 at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.
The Audi set a record of 7m40.748s on the 20.8-kilometre circuit, beating the previous record for compact cars by 4.64 seconds, established in 2019, Pirelli announced 1 Sept.
Pirelli said the track tire, also homologated for road use, was developed for in partnership with Audi and are derived from Pirelli’s experience in global motorsport championships.
The tire maker said it used “the latest technology” in terms of compound, structure, and tread pattern, to deliver “the best possible performance on the road as well as the track.”
The tread pattern design, for instance, is created to favour stability on the straights as well as shortening braking distances and improving lateral grip through corners.
These tires are made at Pirelli’s Izmit factory in Turkey, a facility that also produces motorsport tires for all the different motorsport championships that Pirelli is involved in.