Ferrari’s support for its older models continues with bespoke tyres for the Enzo and other classic supercars

Ferrari has announced that it has finished developing a ‘completely new’ tyre in collaboration with Pirelli specifically designed for the Ferrari Enzo, the modern-classic supercar that first arrived in 2002.

Ferrari says the new Pirelli P Zero Corsa System tyre has been made to original dimensions – 245/35 R19 front, 345/35 R19 rear – but uses ‘state-of-the-art materials, compounds and technology’ to bring performance up to modern-day levels, along with asymmetric directional tread to combat aquaplaning. 

The Italian firm’s focus on tyres for older models continues with the F40 and F50, both of which now have official approval for the use of P Zero and P Zero Corsa System tyres from Pirelli’s aftermarket Collezione range. The Ferrari F40 was, according to Ferrari, the first high-performance car to be fitted with the now ubiquitous Pirelli P Zero; its new and improved version is available in the original sizing and even features period-correct lettering.

The Ferrari 288 GTO will soon get the same special treatment, with development of a bespoke Pirelli P7 Cinturato underway. Modern performance is promised alongside a period-correct design.

Reissued tyres are not uncommon in the classic car world. Michelin still makes its skinny bespoke items for the Citroen 2CV, while the Avon Turbospeed CR27 is the only tyre made in the correct dimensions and specs for early Bentley Turbo R models, whose original Pirelli Cinturato P7s are no longer made in the requisite 255/65 R15 size.

Back in the world of supercars, the Jaguar XJ220 famously went without tyre support for around a decade before specialist Don Law worked with Bridgestone to release new rubber in 2017.