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Designed predominantly for latest generation sports cars of medium to high power, P7 represents a contribution to performance in the wet, precise cornering, safety during braking and, above all, lifelong ability to maintain these characteristics.
The new tyre perpetuates the legendary name of the P7 - Rally World Champion, the forerunner of ultra-high performance car tyres derived from motorsport. P7, together with P6, marks the introduction of a new generation of tyres positioned as “top of the range” in the segment currently occupied by the P6000 family. P7’s attractive asymmetric design blends style with an aggressive look.
The tyre is a step ahead in active safety and driving performance thanks to the adoption of the “STEP” (Safety from Technically Engineered Profile) and “ELRR” (Extra Low Rolling Resistance), patented systems fostering a more harmonious interaction between the various performing components of the tyre.
The result is a tyre effective in the wet, assured in braking, cornering, steeering response and also comfortable on long motorway journeys.
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
P7 tyre review
Average based on 1,471 test results
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06.02.2015fromRobert J Great tyre performance, original equipment on my Volvo S40 T5, bought at least 4 sets since 07, pity they are discontinued.
04.07.2014fromDimitris All four tire were fitted by the manufacturer. They started bursting by their own at random times for no reason. The internal of the tires was deformed dangerusly. All 4 were defective. Definitely the most dangerous tires i've ever driven
14.06.2014fromStuart Wyatt I have a full set of p7 tyres. They provide excellent corning grip one factor may be due to the thick sidewalls which surprised me as they were thicker than most tyres even ones rated extra load/reinforced. A top quality tyre worth the premium price tag.
17.11.2013fromRob J Excellent performance tyre, pity they replaced them