I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to add that the Cuadrifoglio tires are Pzero Corsas, not the conventional Pzeros so all the tires mentioned here are a downgrade if dry grip is what you want. The Corsas are a very sticky tire with very low thread wear. The Michelin equivalent would be the the Pilot Sports Cup, also a near-racing tire.I know the Pirelli's are a decent enough tire as I have a set of P-Zero's on my Maserati and I've heard the Michelin Pilot Sport is an excellent alternative. Any thoughts or suggestions for possible upgrades on the Guilia? Anyone planning on changing?
Corsas are basically track tires. No wonder they were able to get such a good 'ring time.I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to add that the Cuadrifoglio tires are Pzero Corsas, not the conventional Pzeros so all the tires mentioned here are a downgrade if dry grip is what you want. The Corsas are a very sticky tire with very low thread wear. The Michelin equivalent would be the the Pilot Sports Cup, also a near-racing tire.
I have 6,500 miles already on my Corsas and they seem to have another 5-6K left in them despite very spirited driving including a recent 700 mile trip at high speeds through Adirondack Park last weekend. These Corsa AR1 model tires are excellent!Pirelli TW ratings cannot be conmpared with Michelin. Each manufacture provides these simply as a guide between tyres in their range, not against other manufacturers.
For example TTW on MPSC2 is double that of AR Trofeo R (the more aggressive tyre from the Corsa). However they dont last twice as long. Infact on all our GT4 and GT3 Porsche track cars we have found the Trofeo lasts at least as long as the Cup2...
The AR Corsa for QV talking with European/UK owners that have now done decent mileage looks like it will last somewhere between the Michelin Cup2 and the Supersport.
If the car is used for fast back road drives on tight bends or on the track the wear on the shoulders of the front tyres will necessitate front tyre replacement prior to rear tyre replacement.
I would imagine for a street driven car the AR Corsa should see at least 6000 miles before need for replacement dependent on the driving style. Howver if you drive the car aggressively at the track i suspect the front tyres will need replacing within two days maximum due to the very conservative front camber that the factory provide (negative half a degree). The rear is -1.5 degrees from factory which inst too bad. Unfortunately there is no front camber adjustment on the QV. It is understood the factory choose conservative front negative camber settings primarily to reduce the wheel judder on hard lock that the ackermann effect of the suspension orientation they have chosen creates...