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245/45 YR16 Classic Tires

The fantastic 245/45YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ P7 N became an option on Porsche cars from 1985 in 16”. This CINTURATO P7 tire in the 245/45 YR 16 size was a rear tire on extremely powerful cars such as the 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo Sport, 928 S, 911 Carrera Super Sport, 911 Targa, 944 Lux, S, S2, Turbo and Turbo Lux models. The 245/45 YR 16 P7 would be matched up with either the 205/55YR16 Pirelli Cinturato P7 N or the 225/50YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 N in the front.

The 245/45R16 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ P7 N has a speed rating of Y, meaning it has been successfully tested for speeds up to 186 mph/300 km/h.

245/45R16 Tires

245/45YR16 Tires

245/45 YR16

The Pirelli P7 was introduced in the late 1970s and quickly became one of the most recognized high-performance tires of its time. It was groundbreaking in many ways and represented a new generation of tires, specifically designed to meet the needs of increasingly powerful and sophisticated sports cars. One of the 245/45YR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO™ P7 N most distinctive features was its asymmetric tread design. This design was innovative for its time and aimed to provide optimal performance under various conditions by having different tread patterns on the inner and outer halves of the tire.

The P7 was known for its superior grip, especially in wet conditions, and its ability to maintain high-speed stability. This made it a favorite among sports car enthusiasts and a preferred choice for many car manufacturers. Beyond its performance credentials, the P7 was also designed with a focus on safety. Its tread pattern and compound were engineered to reduce the risk of aquaplaning.

Due to its advanced design and performance capabilities, the P7 became an original equipment tire for several high-performance vehicles and luxury sedans. Prestigious automakers, including Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, fitted their cars with P7s during the 1980s. Pirelli has since introduced newer versions and iterations of the P7, such as the Cinturato P7, to cater to the evolving needs of modern cars. These newer versions maintain the legacy of the original P7 while incorporating modern technology and materials.


24.96″ O.D.

9.96″ Section Width

Rec rim width 5.5″-7.5″

Additional information

Weight 24 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 25 × 9 in


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