Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

Note: The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.
Vehicle: 2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
Miles Driven on Tires: 500
Location: Moscow, PA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II
Follow-Up Review: 520 miles on tires
November 08, 2012
Ice is obviously the equalizer when it comes to tires. I suppose if I used studded tires then perhaps it would make a positive difference. But, as is going into a tight turn on a winding mountain road.... I had to become a drifter as the black ice heading into the pinnacle of a tight turn came under my vehicle. My guess is that maybe if I had been on summer or all seasons I would have been wrapped around a tree. At least I was able to catch myself and drift going into and heading out of this turn. I have yet to encounter packed snow and visible Ice or Deep snow. So my updates will follow as soon as that happens.
Initial Review: 500 miles on tires
November 05, 2012

Just an initial opinion in the first week of owning these tires. Initially I thought I was going to just garage the Stang and go with another option for my winter driving. But I always intended to use this as a daily driver so after reading that the Benz and BMW crews were having good reviews on this tire on all their RWD cars and a few Porsche owners a Corvette Owner and Even a Mustang owner on the predecessor to the Serie II Scottozero.. I sprung for them. And Well so far I'm not disappointed. Already had them out on a light dusting and then some sleet the next day. And this model of tire stuck and performed like It was any dry road for the Summer tires. In fact these tires are possibly one of just a few with a factory speed rating to match driving in many high performance vehicles. Most seem to cap at 119MPH and really when you are more about enjoying the driving experience in the vehicle you bought to match your desire to step on the throttle. Well these bad boys seem to deliver. Although I've read good reviews in heavier snow, I've yet to experience that. So I'm kinda looking forward to it. I hope they won't disappoint. I'll update as soon as I do hit deeper snow conditions. For the moment I feel confident in colder temperatures taking the tight turns with these tires. And as for the noise complaints. I drive a loud as -------- Muscle car with a totally custom exhaust. And even if I didn't have the exhaust, the cabin of the car is sufficiently noise dampened to block out the road noise. So who really cares these tires are noisy. If you can hear them... maybe its time to get a current car?

Read More Reviews
By Vehicle | By Tire

Leave a comment