Custom-developed tires for the C_Two ensure unique vehicle handling and maximum performance. Bespoke tire development in cooperation with Pirelli started in the early concept feasibility phase of the project.
After setting the targets acceleration, top speed and lap time – the choice of tire dimension and model was one of the most crucial decisions.
Numerous vehicle dynamics simulations were done with physical and empirical tire models. Those models used in simulations are provided by Pirelli from the tire test machines data, the same they used for FIA Formula 1 indoor testing.
Times more load
During braking, the front tire is loaded 2.8 times more than the rear tire.
Once the vehicle architecture was entirely defined, our simulation and performance team gave detailed requirements to Pirelli for achieving target vehicle balance, longitudinal and lateral performance. The closed development loop between Pirelli and us includes simulations of maximum loads generated by aerodynamic force, or downforce.
Based on the latest tire requirements, Pirelli is building an indoor test prototype tire. The stage of tire development by testing of prototype vehicles. During the test sessions on the proving grounds and track, test and development drivers select the best prototype tire. After the latest iteration and test session, Pirelli starts the process of industrialization and homologation, preparing for serial tire production.