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215/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12
Manufacturer Name: Pirelli
215/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN12 – The CN12 in the 215/70 R15 Fits the Daimler Double Six; Ferrari 365GT4 2+2, 365GT4 BB 365GT/4 Daytona, 365GTC, 400GT; De Tomaso Deauville, Longchamp 2+2; Jaguar XJ12 HE, XJS HE; Jensen Interceptor 3; Lamborghini Miura, Espada, Islero, Jarama; Maserati Ghibli, Khamsin, Quattroporte, Mexico, Mistral, Sebring.
In 1971, Pirelli launched the CINTURATO™ CN12, a tire that would revolutionize the world of super sports cars. Designed specifically for the highest-performing road vehicles of the 1970s, the CN12’s low-profile design wasn’t just a fashionable choice; it was a functional one. It catered to the unique needs of fast, powerful cars, ensuring they had the grip they needed without compromising on comfort.
The 215/70VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ CN12 was notable for its impressive tread pattern. This unique design offered enhanced traction, making it a favoured choice for drivers seeking both performance and safety. Moreover, this tire wasn’t just rated for its performance.
In period this 215/70 WR15 tire was only V-speed-rated – rating its successful sustained testing at 149 mph but no higher. Such a speed rating was significant at the time, proving that the tire was not just for show—it was built for real speed. Today this 215/70 R15 tire is classified with a W speed rating, denoting its ability to handle sustained speeds of up to 170 mph / 270 km/h!
This tire found its place on several elite cars of its era. Prestigious vehicles like the Ferrari models 300, 365, 400, and 512, as well as the Lamborghini Miura, Jarama, and Espada, showcased the CINTURATO™ CN12. Maserati’s Bora, Ghibli, Mistral, and Quattroporte also sported this tire, as did the Jaguar XJ12, XJS, and the Jensen Interceptor FF. Additionally, the CN12 in the 255/60 R 15 size was the chosen tire for the rear of other classics like the Muira SV, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and the DeThomaso Pantera.
Yet, its applications went beyond just these models. A diverse range of vehicles, from the Double Six and Daimler Ferrari 365GT4 to the Maserati Sebring and the De Tomaso Deauville, benefited from the exceptional grip and comfort of the CN12.
In a world where supercars were starting to stake their claim, Pirelli ensured they had the foundation they needed to shine.
8.70″ Section Width
“W speed rated to 170 mph.
|Dimensions||27 × 27 × 7.5 in|