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Manufacturer Name: Pirelli


215/60VR15 Tires

In 1973, Porsche equipped their RS and Carrera 911 models with the 185/70 VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CN36 tires on the front, while transitioning to broader rear wheels to fit the 215/60 VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CN36. Today, Pirelli is reproducing this tire with Porsche’s N homologation. Back in 1973, a tire with a 60% profile was considered cutting-edge technology. Notably, the 215/60 VR15 CN36 marked the debut of the 60 profile tire on production vehicles. Porsche persisted in using the 215/60 VR15 tires on the rears of their cars well into the 1980s, extending to the 911 SC models.

The present-day version of this tire is labelled as a 215/60WR15. While it now meets the criteria for a “W” speed rating, meaning the 215/60 R15 CN36 is tested for speeds up to 168 mph / 270 km/h. Such a rating wasn’t accessible during its initial release. Historically, these tires bore a 215/60 VR15 mark on their sidewalls, as “WR” ratings were not in use at that time.

215/60VR15 Tires

215/60 R15 Tires

215/60R15 Tires

What does it mean for a tire to have a Porsche N spec approval?

A Porsche N spec tire is one that has passed a series of difficult and diverse tests designed by Porsche engineers to ensure maximum performance and safety under a wide range of driving conditions. To qualify for this approval and “to be an Original Equipment tire provider on a Porsche vehicle or be approved by Porsche for the replacement market requires the joint product development efforts of the tire engineers working alongside the Porsche vehicle engineers.” In some instances, specific tires will only be approved for specific Porsche applications or models.


25.55″ O.D.

9.05″ Section Width

“W” Speed rated to 160 mph.

Fits Rear Porsche 911, 911 Carrera RS 2.7, 911 Carrera 3L, 911SC, 911E, 911L, 911S, 911T, 911 Targa, 911 Cabriolet, and 944 Lux.

Additional information

Weight 21 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 25 × 8.5 in


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