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Pirelli and Acura: The Motorsport Experience with the Tyres of the 2022 NSX Type S

Excellent steering precision and high grip in wet and dry conditions are the main features of Pirelli tailor made tyres for the updated 2022 Acura NSX Type S.

For the development of these bespoke P Zero tyres, Pirelli technicians drew extensively from the experience gained in Motorsport, in particular in Formula One, of which the Pirelli has been the official supplier since 2011.

Pirelli engineers made use of a state-of-the-art virtual modelling process, created for the development of track tyres and then translated to road use as well, to collect data and evaluate, via computer simulations, the various conditions of use and stress to which the tyres may be subject under different conditions.

The result is tailor made P Zero tyres in 245/35ZR19 at the front and 305/30ZR20 at the rear.

The asymmetric tread pattern is one of the elements that contributes the most to enhancing the performance of the new NSX, providing excellent steering precision and high grip in wet and dry conditions, translating into a great handling performance. At the same time, the use of a rear tyre asymmetric mould profile was designed to provide high rear stability.

In addition to the work on the profile and the optimisation of the tread pattern, Pirelli technicians also worked on the construction of the tyre, which includes high stiffness engineered for maximum performance levels and makes this tyre suitable for use on track as well.
Materials were another area where Pirelli focused its work to develop these tailor made tyres for the NSX Type S: for this car, Ultra High Performance tread compounds were developed to promote high adhesion in wet and dry conditions and provide outstanding handling and braking performance. In particular, Pirelli compounders added grip enhancers used in motorsport applications to increase the adhesion characteristics of the tyre.

The Pirelli bespoke P Zero for the NSX Type S has the “H0” marking on the sidewall indicating that it has been specially developed with Acura to enhance the great performance of this supercar.

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