New Ferrari gets fastest tyres

The most powerful Ferrari in the world is to run on the fastest series-produced tyre that exists.

Michelin's Pilot Super Sport tyre will be used on the Italian firm's new F12berlinetta as the firm hopes to continue with its successful Ferrari collaborations of the past, which have seen Michelin make the tyre for the FF and the 599 GTO.

Michelin has had many successful years producing tyres and associated products for vehicles being driven in the toughest known endurance races, such as the 24-hour Le Mans ride where it has been part of 14 wins in a row.

The firm's road-tested technology has now been used on its road tyres, such as the Pilot Super Sport.

Michelin's experience enables it to create a tyre that can handle the power of the F12berlinetta's 740bhp 6,262cc V12 engine.

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