Winter Tyres

Winter Tyres

Author
Discussion

Jacksonovich

Original Poster:

1 posts

11 months

Friday 1st November 2019
quotequote all
I have a McLaren 570GT and the manual states Pirelli Sottozeros in 285/35 ZR20 for rear and 225//35 ZR19 for front. When ordering and checking on Pirelli website it states the fronts are not available. The dealer says he will fir 235/35 to front but i don't think this is a good idea on a 200 MPH car. Does anyone know why the manual states a tyre that doesn't exist? Is it safe to put on a different size? Can i just use Michelin instead even though McLaren state must be Pirelli? HEEEEEELP!!!

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Friday 1st November 2019
quotequote all
Jacksonovich said:
I have a McLaren 570GT and the manual states Pirelli Sottozeros in 285/35 ZR20 for rear and 225//35 ZR19 for front. When ordering and checking on Pirelli website it states the fronts are not available. The dealer says he will fir 235/35 to front but i don't think this is a good idea on a 200 MPH car. Does anyone know why the manual states a tyre that doesn't exist? Is it safe to put on a different size? Can i just use Michelin instead even though McLaren state must be Pirelli? HEEEEEELP!!!
You won't be doing 200mph on winter tyres smile I'd just use Michelin or another premium brand, winter alter the handling anyway and whilst Sottozeros are decent it won't drive like on summers.

davek_964

6,978 posts

133 months

Friday 1st November 2019
quotequote all
No offence, but regardless of the abilities of the car I assume you're not going to be doing 200mph on winter tyres. Whether it will cause issues with rubbing, ABS etc is a question though.

Plenty of people fit Michelin summer tyres - and in fact say they're a big step up from Pirelli - so I don't think there is an issue in swapping brands.

Rocketreid

310 posts

30 months

Saturday 2nd November 2019
quotequote all
Assuming the 570gt has the same wheel arch space of the 570S then you will have no problems with 235 tyres. I run 245 for road only use and 305 rear with no issues on my 570S.

Be aware though that Michelin tyres can have a squarer side wall

The only time you may have an issue is on track under heavy braking .

Turbo cab

1,360 posts

190 months

Saturday 2nd November 2019
quotequote all
Shame it's for a 570s, I have a set of almost new sottozero for the 720s for sale.

Can anyone advise wheres the best place to advertise these?

Rocketreid

310 posts

30 months

Saturday 2nd November 2019
quotequote all
Let me know your price or send me a PM

gaxor

321 posts

211 months

Monday 4th November 2019
quotequote all
If you zoom in on the photo in this article you will see the front tyres are indeed 235s

https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/mclaren-...


Turbo cab

1,360 posts

190 months

Tuesday 5th November 2019
quotequote all
Rocketreid said:
Let me know your price or send me a PM
I can't PM you I'm afraid as you seem to have the option off, I'm looking for £600.

Thanks

SHIFTY

586 posts

194 months

Saturday 9th November 2019
quotequote all
It was 6 degrees in the Midlands yesterday and looks like this McLaren could have done with winter tyres.

This was approx 100 metres from an island onto a dual carrigeway, hope no one was injured.