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Pirelli, Lamborghini Countach Celebrate 50-Year Partnership

The hybrid 2021 Lamborghini Countach is fitted with Pirelli’s P Zero tires in 255/30R20 size at the front and 355/25R21 at the back.

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Pirelli has equipped the Lamborghini Countach in all its various guises – from the 1971 original to the new LPI 800-4, limited to 112 examples – in a technical partnership that has lasted for 50 years. The companies are still jointly developing technology that centers around performance, sportiness and control, Pirelli said.

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The 2021 Lamborghini Countach is a hybrid supercar that puts out 814 horsepower and goes on to a top speed of 355 kph, forming a fitting tribute to an iconic model name that celebrates its 50th birthday this year, Pirelli said. The new car comes with Pirelli’s P Zero tires in 255/30R20 size at the front and 355/25R21 at the back, developed to enhance vehicle performance as well as safety, control and handling, Pirelli said. The tire structure and compound have been optimized to reach the best possible grip in all driving situations, plus high levels of traction and braking in wet and dry conditions.

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The P Zero Corsa is also available as an option. These tires transfer Pirelli’s motorsport technology into use for both road and track, the company said. A dual-compound tread and asymmetric design deliver the correct balance to achieve high speeds on track as well as generating the necessary amount of grip and traction. On top of that, the P Zero Corsa offers resistance to the high thermodynamic stresses created by the cars that they are fitted to, Pirelli said.

A Long-Standing Partnership

The collaboration between Pirelli and Lamborghini dates back to 1963: the year in which Ferruccio Lamborghini asked Pirelli to equip his first car. This was the 350 GTV, launched as a prototype at the Turin Motor Show the same year. It was the first step in a collaboration that lives on today, highlighting some of the most important moments in automotive history. The production version of the GTV was badged as the 350 GT and used a tire from the Cinturato family with HS (high speed) specification: developed to equip sports cars that were already capable of reaching the 240kph mark. Pirelli then made tires for the Lamborghini LM002 – the Pirelli Scorpion – and the 1990 Lamborghini Diablo, thanks to a specific Pirelli P Zero, as well as the 2001 Murciélago and 2003 Gallardo with a tailor-made P Zero Rosso, Pirelli said.

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To celebrate this collaboration that has lasted more than half a century, Lamborghini also created a very special version of the Aventador: the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition, Pirelli said. The Lamborghini range continues to expand right up to the present day, with Pirelli carrying on its mission to create dedicated tires for the marque: from the Scorpion for the Urus SUV, to the P Zero and P Zero Corsa for the coupé, spyder and roadster models, Pirelli said.

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