225/65 R 15 99W PIRELLI CINTURATO P5
The 225/65 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5
The P5, along with the "racing" P7 and "sporting" P6, completed Pirelli's "Serie Larga" series of broad, ultra-low-profile tires in the 1970s.
The Pirelli P5 was introduced in 1977. The P5 was created in collaboration with Jaguar to accommodate the XJ6, XJC, XJ12, and XJ40. The P5 was created with the intention of achieving high levels of comfort and performance while allowing for a nice quiet ride.
The PIRELLI 225/65 R 15 CINTURATO P5
225/65 R 15 99W Tires
The tire size 225/65 R 15 99W indicates:
- The tire width is 225mm at its widest point (not just the tread width).
- The height of the tire sidewall is 65% of 225mm.
- The tire has an R, which means it is a radial tire.
- The tire has a load index of 99, which means each tire can carry a weight up to 775 kgs.
- The tire is speed rated W, which means it can handle speeds of 168mph or 270km/h continuously for an hour without fault.
225/65 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 Tire Design
The 225/65 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 features a directional tread pattern designed to improve water evacuation and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The 225/65 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 uses a high-quality rubber compound that provides excellent grip in both wet and dry conditions, and is built with a very strong casing made from high-density steel belts and polyester cords. This is true for the whole P5 range.
Jaguar XJS on Pirelli P5 Tires
PIRELLI P5 & Jaguar
The 225/65 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 was the original equipment tire on the Jaguar XJ40 with 15" wheels. Jaguar has a positive opinion of Pirelli's tires and the two firms enjoy a good working relationship, as such they are frequently used as original equipment tires, and homologated to the cars for which they were designed.
Jaguar ordered the P5 from PIRELLI in 1977 to equip their premium vehicles. PIRELLI currently manufactures the 205/70 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 for the XJS and XJ6, the 215/70 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 for the XJ V12, and the 225/65 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 for the Jaguar XJ40.
In 1979 the PIRELLI P5 became the officially homologated tire in the 205/70 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 on Jaguars XJ6, XJ12, and XJS, followed by the 225/65 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 for the XJ40 once fitted with 15" wheels.
The 225/65 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 is also fitted to equivalent Daimler models; in this size the Daimler 3.2 & 4.0 Saloons from 1990 can fit this tire.
225/65 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 Wet Weather Tire
The P5 was noted for its excellent wet-weather performance, which made it a popular choice for drivers in rainy climates. The Pirelli P5 has also been featured in various car racing events. The tire's high-performance capabilities and exceptional wet-weather traction have made it a popular choice for classic car racing enthusiasts.
Pirelli P5 Poster
Jaguar XJ40 Red
225/65 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 Speed Rating
The 225/65 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 is once again being made today. It was designated as Z graded during its original time period (149 mph). The 225/65 WR 15 P5 manufactured today has a higher speed rating of W, rated for speeds of up to 168 mph.
PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 Legacy
The Pirelli P5 tire was used as the official tire for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Pirelli was chosen as the official tire supplier for the event, and the P5 was selected as the tire model for the Olympic shuttle bus fleet. Pirelli's partnership with the Olympics continued for several years, with the company supplying tires for the shuttle bus fleets at subsequent Olympic Games.
Today, Pirelli continues to be a leading manufacturer of high-performance classic tires, with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and safety. Pirelli tires are used on some of the world's most exclusive and prestigious vehicles.
225/65 R 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 Jaguar/Daimler Fitment Guide
225/65 R 15 99W PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 Relevant Cars
|3.2 Saloon, 4.0 Saloon (from 1990)
|XJ6, Sovereign (from 1990), XJ40
225/65 R 15 99W PIRELLI CINTURATO P5 Tire Details
|DIAMETER OF RIM
|15" / 381 mm
|230 mm / 9.05"
|DIAMETER WHEN INFLATED
|671 mm / 26.41
|99 = 775 kgs
|W = 168 mph / 270 km/h
|6" - 8"