Released: 21 February 2019 12:55
It all begins with the stud. When designing the new Ice Zero 2, launched at Pirelli’s proving ground in Sweden, the Italian firm’s engineers started with the key element that offers grip in icy conditions: the stud. This type of tyre presents technical complexities that demand intense design work to deliver very specific requests from the automotive market. And these specialised requests are at the heart of the design of the new Ice Zero 2: performance on ice, driving comfort, and reduced road noise. The stud is a key factor: compared to the previous generation, traction and braking have now improved, while at the same time Pirelli’s engineers have also managed to reduce noise, thanks to a new stud arrangement.