Car tire dating
And finally, the P7 Corsa Classic (available for wet or dry applications) is meant for rally applications, with today’s latest tire structure and tread pattern, but featuring traditional sidewall appearance.
Meant to deliver maximum performance and safety, it will look right at home on the Ferrari 308, Fiat 131 Abarth and Audi Quattro Gr B, among others.
Its main features are housed in its performance, most notably absorbing impacts and aquaplaning protection.
The Cinturato CN12 will fit cars from the 1970s, most notably the Lamborghini Miura and Maserati Bora, but also the likes of the Aston Martin DB4 and Jaguar E-Type.
The last four numbers are the important part because they identify the week and the year of manufacturing.
Why did they choose to identify the week of manufacturing and not the exact date? It was probably due to the fact that the date insert in the tire molds only had to be changed once per week.
At launch, the company also unveiled a new size for the Cinturato CA67 in celebration of Lancia Flaminia’s 60 anniversary.
The code is still not very consumer friendly, but is easy to read if you know what it means.However, the construction and detailing are modern-day Pirelli, using current technology, such as high-performance nylon in a dual-ply carcass and the high-tensile steel wire in the tire’s bead geometry, to grant the classic car with a safer driving experience.The Pirelli Collezione includes the 1950s-era Cinturato CA67, the first textile belted radial tire developed by Pirelli, it contains four longitudinal grooves in the ‘a grace’ style with a cut shoulder and wide siping.Watch the video and you will understand why it is important to check the manufacturing dates on all tires that you purchase.Imagine cruising down the road on a beautiful spring afternoon or returning home after a long day at work when suddenly the back right tire of your vehicle explodes.
Besides cars on which Pirellis were mounted, such as Ferraris, the new line will also fit classics like the Mercedes 300 SL, Lamborghini Miura and Porsche Carrera, as well as non-luxury-performance cars like the Volkswagen Beetle.