Originally Posted by stefanocirillo
Worst tyres you have ever had??? That really shocks me. Prior to my p zero neros I had kumho's and they were no where near as good. Took my Brera round spa last year and the p zeros were incredible!
Clearly a one off (and poor assessment) that might attract some attention.
You can get a balanced view with any of the Tyre Test sites. For the record Pirelli PZero Neros are probably the best handling tyres you can get. Their noise rating is very slightly higher than the Conti's.
Oh wow... Let me explain some things first.
I had 3 sets of Neros on my 159 since I got it (one wore out, and I hd the latter two after replacing my wheels) and I had the pleasure of driving cars equipped with all sorts of tires imaginable.
I'm by no mean an expert but there are some things you should take into account when evaluating tires for this particular case. Mainly your choice for this size is limited to 3 or 4 brands and because almost no other car make uses this tire size (nevermind Porsches and Aston Martins), a full set of four costs a small fortune, whatever your choice is.
No offense stefanocirillo, but what Kumhos were you using? If they weren't from the same performance category as the Neros, your comparation means nothing.
Old Engineer, I am glad that you noticed my one off and poor assessment on this thread where snow performance of summer high perf tires is mentioned
I don't know what is your experience with Neros, but coming from Michelin PS2s and (plain) PZeros the difference is day and night. I can find tire test sites that will back up or contradict what I said here but that doesn't matter too much because in their evaluations the weight of each criteria is subjective.
I stand by what I said earlier, the cost (for this particular size), the cornering and wet performance, noise and wear level, makes them one of the worse tires I ever had.
Not trying to convince anyone that I am right or wrong, it's just my personal view on the subject.
And backing up what I said with some reputable tire review site:
Pirelli PZero Nero | the Pirelli PZero Nero reviewed and rated | the online tyre guide
Continental Sport Contact 3 | the Continental Sport Contact 3 reviewed and rated | the online tyre guide
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 | the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 reviewed and rated | the online tyre guide