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Hugh Myles
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Originally Posted by 146Nick View Post
I've moaned on another thread about the lack of grip I'm getting. It really is pretty bad, and I was being a tad dozy on the motorway this morning and had to stand on the brakes. The fronts wanted to lock way before I thought they should so it's not just rear end grip that's affected. It wasn't close or scary but it could have been if my doziness was worse.

Looking into it, it looks like the P Zero Corsas are track focused tyres that don't work well in the cold. Have a look at this different between pirelli p zero vs p zero corsa - Page 1 - Supercar General - PistonHeads. A quote from one post "AM actually made you sign a disclaimer saying that you understood that the tires were useless below 7c."

I'll also draw your attention to the fact that BlackCircles.com (normally a pretty cheap site) has the rears at 327 each. http://www.blackcircles.com/catalogu...?tyre=34726731

Yikes.
Interesting, would the anti collision/fancy pants cruise control/super duper new brake system not have stopped you Nick before you hit something ? Would love to know who to blame if you did hit something because the system could not take into account the extra distance needed due to the P Zero's dislike for cold weather.
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