Porsche 911 Tires

Early Porsche 911 Tires

When the first Porsche 911 cars evolved from the 356 they maintained the same tire size of 165HR15. One of the original equipment 165R15 Porsche tires with the early 911 was a Pirelli 165HR15. Today Pirelli produce the 165HR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 which is a perfect early Porsche 911 tire, or for that matter a Porsche 912 tire or Porsche 356 tire. In 1968 Pirelli developed the CN36 tire, Pirelli also now make a 165VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 N. This is N homologated by Porsche themselves as the perfect V-speed-rated Porsche tires for their early 911.

Classic Porsche 911 Tires

At the end of the 60's low profile tires were developed, and of course Porsche, being the company they were, embraced this modern technology with the 911. The low profile alternative to the 911's original 165HR15 was a 185/70R15 tire. Again, Pirelli were chosen as one of the original classic Porsche 911 tires, fitting the 185/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 that are still produced today by Pirelli, very much with the classic 911 in mind.

911 2.7 Carrera RS Tires

When Porsche developed the 911 Carrera and 911 RS models with the 2.7 engine in 1973, they needed a wider rear tire. They continued to fit the 185/70VR15 CN36 on the front and then on the rear they fitted 215/60VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 N on the RS and Carrera models. Through out the 1970s the various models of Porsche 911 moved over to fitting the wider 215/60R15 CN36 tires on the rear, right through to the early 911SC models.

Porsche 911 Classic Tires

Porsche 911 Carrera RS Tires

Porsche 930 Tires

The early Porsche 930 (sometimes called a 911 Turbo) 3.0 Carrera & 930 Turbo cars fitted 205/50VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ P7 N on the front and 225/50VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ P7 N on the rear. Then the later 930 Turbo & the 930 Carerra “Turbo Look“ Porsche moved to 16” wheels and fitted 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ P7 N and 225/50YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ P7 N tires on the rear between 1978 and 1985.

Then in 1985 they increased the 930's rear wheels and tires to 245/45YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ P7 N.

Porsche 911 SC Tires

The early 911 SC still fitted the 185/70VR15 & 215/60VR15 classic tires for which we would suggest the Pirelli CN36. Then in 1986 along with some other setup changes the 911 SC tires became 195/65R15 at the front However from 1985, Porsche were offering 16" wheels on these cars and fitting 205/55YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ P7 N and 225/50YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ P7 N Porsche tires on the rear.