Hyper hatch and also car rack up semi-slick Pirelli rubber as an $2500 choice for track day fanatics.
The 2021 Mercedes- AMG A45 S and also 2021 Mercedes- AMG CLA45 S currently use the choice of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires in Australia, as a much more track-focused option to the autos’ existing Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rubber.
Offered with the all-wheel-drive doubles in bespoke, AMG-specific’M 01′ requirements, the semi-slick P Zero Trofeo R tires can be had in 245/35 ZR19 and also 255/35 ZR19 dimensions in Australia, matching the initial size, account and also load/speed scores of the A45 S and also CLA45 S specifically.
Mercedes- AMG declares the high-performance Pirelli tires are developed to “optimize track-day efficiency in completely dry and also moderate ambient problems” and also supply “higher reliable hold, raised security under stopping, much better side rigidness in cornering, and also a lot more accurate guiding reaction”, yet are totally road-legal.
With Mercedes- AMG Australia primary driving teacher Peter Hackett behind the wheel, a Trofeo R-equipped A45 S splashed the Phillip Island circuit near Melbourne some 3.4 secs quicker than an equal A45 S (in the same problems) putting on Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rubber, with a time of 1 min 49.43 secs on the Pirellis, versus the Michelins’ 1-minute 52.85-second lap.
Trofeo R rubber is made use of by a selection of ultra high-performance autos around the globe, from the high-downforce McLaren Senna hypercar to one of the most effective vehicle ever before made in Australia, the organic 2017 HSV GTS-R W1.
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The schedule of track-oriented tires must aid the A45 S and also CLA45 S’s eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and also all-wheel-drive system network all 310kW of power and also 500Nm of torque to the ground, stemmed from the globe’s most effective 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
On the AMG doubles’ standard-fit Michelin tires, they declare 0-100km/ h sprint times of 3.9 and also 4.0 secs for the A45 S and also CLA45 S specifically.
The Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires are currently readily available to get as a “manufacturer-approved device” via authorized Mercedes- AMG stores throughout Australia.
While costs have yet to be revealed formally, approximates fix a complete collection of the track-focused rubber at around $2500 (or around $600 per collection).
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