May 23, 2006

Pirelli unveils world’s first production 30-inch tire

Montreal, Quebec – Pirelli has unveiled the world’s first 30-inch, ultra-high-performance tire for light truck and SUV applications, in conjunction with TIS Wheels. The new 315/30R30 Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico features an exclusive “Double Z” tread design for maximum traction; the company says it has beaten every other tire manufacturer by supplying this exclusive tire in full production.

Based on demand, Pirelli is able to produce small runs of specialized, high-performance tires in its manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia; the Scorpion Zero is now available in sizes from 16- to 28-inch diameter, as well as the new 30-inch tire. The company admits that the 30-inch tire will not sell in any volume, but is “more about satisfying a highly visible niche opportunity and making a statement in the marketplace.”

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