The car is an ongoing process. It is never done ! It will always require new work, new accessories or parts.

The last and most important mechanical feature that makes the car grip are the tyres ! By the wrong ones (even if they are new) and you will be facing serious under and over steer and basically the car will never feel that stable. I crashed my first car dew to using cheap tyres, the moment the car contacted a wet surface and the grip was gone so be careful and choose wisely !

The 2015 Auto Express tyre test covers eleven patterns in the popular 225/45 R17 size.  Testing at Continentals test track in Texas, Auto Express used the benchmark 350z to carry out nine thorough tests covering dry and wet performance, along with rolling resistance and cabin noise.

As usual, we don't write too much, instead we encourage you to read the full tyre test on their own website. Full details on the test can be found here, or read on for our summary below.

#5th: Pirelli P Zero

Total: 760.8 / Dry: 195.1 / Wet: 297.2 / Rolling Resistance: 71.4 / Noise: 99.8 / Overall: 97.3
Overall: The Pirelli P Zero won the test back in 2008, which makes it the oldest pattern on test. Naturally there have been updates to the tyre during its life, and they show. In the top 3 for all the handling, cornering and braking tests, the P Zero shows its sports car pedigree. The tyre also managed to be the second quietest. Only let down by a poor rolling resistance and finishing last in the curved aquaplaning test, the P Zero is still a strong tyre, all these years on.

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