Available for historic models dating back to the 1950s, the Pirelli Collezione combines new technology with the correct period look to create a classic car owner’s dream – allowing peak performance on today’s street or track while still paying homage to the car’s original character and authenticity.
Drawing on Pirelli’s own 140-year heritage as a world leader in motorsport and high-performance tyres for the most prestigious automotive brands, the Pirelli Collezione represents an exciting offering for any vintage car aficionado.
Fitting many iconic car designs from the 1950s to the 1970s, and select vehicles from more than 20 years ago, the Pirelli Collezione caters to many of the top classic and vintage car models throughout history. Examples of fitments include a number of Ferraris, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Lamborghini Miura, Volkswagen Beetle and the Porsche 911 range.
In particular, the range serves the air-cooled Porsche community, with five homologated Porsche sizes among the Pirelli Collezione with the Cinturato CN36 and P7 compounds. These tyres were produced in close collaboration with Porsche and were factory-homologated to create the perfect fit in terms of style and technical performance.
To develop the Collezione range, Pirelli engineers used the same parameters as the vehicle engineers employed during the tyre design process, researching the marque’s archives and original equipment This was done to faithfully recreate the tyre characteristics that complement each car’s original suspension setup and dynamics, resulting in the ideal “yesterday” tyre for today’s driving situations.
New materials enhance the classic tyres’ original construction and detailing, such as Pirelli’s motorsport-derived, high-performance nylon in the dual-ply carcass, and high-tensile steel wire in the bead geometry. Combined with a dedicated undertread compound, Pirelli Collezione tyres ultimately offer greater grip and water expulsion for a safer driving experience. The tyre tread compounds also conform to the latest environmental standards (unlike their original counterparts).
From a design perspective, the tyres retain the original sidewall lettering to maintain authenticity down to the smallest details.