For classic car owners, the real dilemma lies in finding new tires to replace old ones with. This is why Porsche has collaborated with Pirelli to offer new tire recommendations and options for Porsche models launched in 1959 to 2005. The special tires look like the original ones but bear new properties.
According to Porsche, as much as 70% of all its models are still being used and are drivable. This new partnership with Pirelli will help these car owners save a huge amount of money when it comes to maintaining their beloved Porsche. There is no need to pay for expensive custom tires and restoration fees— thanks to the commitment of Porsche in preserving their classics.
The B and C variants of the 356 and the G, 964, 993, and 996 variants of the 911 will have 32 new tire options. Meanwhile, for the front-engined models, specific tires for the 924, 928, 944, and 968 variants will also be available.
Overall, Porsche and Pirelli will offer a total of 161 summer tire models and a total of 131 winter tires. Taking into account all the tires for the 993 and 996 vehicles and all Porsche models released over the past 10 model years, there are now more than 2,000 tire recommendations from the carmaker.
Do not be mistaken; this is not just pure Porsche marketing. These new tires are specifically tailored to meet the demands of car enthusiasts. Porsche guarantees that with Walter Röhrl working his magic on the modernly tuned rubber. More than 30 individual criteria were used to evaluate the final designs of the tires.
Further separating them from other tires is a remarkable “N” placed on the sidewall. It is without a doubt that these tires will not only improve overall driving experience but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of the already-classic Porsche models. Porsche has spent a significant amount of resources on coming up with these new offerings so quality is not to be questioned.
As Röhrl explained, driving properties years ago were not as stable and as efficient as today’s set of tires. Having said that, it’s easy to see why there is a huge demand for new tires to satisfy contemporary driving styles and conditions.