Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for Your Porsche 911

Monday, October 8, 2012 by Zig Ziegler

The Porsche 911 is one of the most sophisticated and fun to drive vehicles on the road today. Many passionate drivers can't imagine putting their 911 in the garage for the winter and with the right equipment the thrill of the Porsche 911 doesn't need to end just because winter has arrived.

Tire Rack offers a wide array of products tailored to the Porsche lineup, like N-Spec tires and winter wheels that'll accept Original Equipment Porsche center caps. The fitment data for each particular model of vehicle will allow you to determine if you can minus size in the winter time. For example, some Porsche 911 (997) models came with 19" wheels, you can save money and have a smoother ride by switching to 18" wheels and tires. For additional information on how selecting a smaller diameter wheel may benefit your winter driving this year, read "Size Selection of Winter / Snow Tires."

When looking for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for a '12 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe (997 chassis), I would recommend the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II tire in a 235/40R18 for the front and 265/40R18 for the rear mounted to Sport Edition Cup 4 wheels in either a silver painted or black painted finish. Tire pressure monitors can also be added for an additional $97*/wheel. Sport Edition Cup 4 wheels can accept your O.E. Porsche center caps or you can purchase replacements for $49*/each.

Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II
Pirelli Winter Sottozero
Serie II
Sport Edition Cup 4 - Silver Finish
Sport Edition Cup 4 Silver Painted
Sport Edtion Cup 4- Black Finish
Sport Edition Cup 4 Black Painted


After purchasing a set of these tires and wheels, you can be sure the fun of driving your Porsche 911 will continue even after the snow has fallen. The Winter Sottozero Serie II is Pirelli's second-generation Performance Winter / Snow tire developed for drivers of premium, high performance vehicles facing challenging wintertime road conditions. Designed not just as a winter / snow tire, but as a seasonal tire suitable for the weather and road conditions typically experienced in parts of the U.S. between November and April, the Winter Sottozero Serie II provides traction and handling in cold, dry, wet and wintry conditions.

Shop by vehicle to find the right Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for your Porsche.

*Prices subject to change

Comments on Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for Your Porsche 911

Monday, December 17, 2012 by Peter Hui:
I have a 911 black edition 2012, which the summer tire was 235/40/19(front) and 295/40/19(rear) I have installed the 235/40/18(front) and 265/35/18(rear), do you think it is ok for a narrower rear tire and being 18" instead of 19"
Your advise and insight is very much appreciated. Thanks
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Zig:
Do you have the 997 or 991 chassis? Also, how wide are the wheels these tires are going on? If you would like to call me directly feel free to reach me at 800-428-8355 ext 4784.

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