The engine is not the only element that drives the dynamic performance of a sports car like your Porsche. Tires also play an essential role. Indeed, they are the only part of your Porsche in direct contact with the road. So every revolution of the engine, every movement of the flywheel and every press of the brake pedal can only have an effect with the use of the right tires.
Of course, the tires vary depending on the Porsche model and the type of rim. Making a bad unapproved choice could negatively affect performance, handling and safety. That’s why your personal service advisor will provide you with the information you need on the latest Porsche approved N tires and explain why you should never fit more onto your Porsche.
All the tires offered by your Porsche Center are part of the personalized range of Porsche tires. This range created by Porsche is the result of many years of close collaboration with the main tire manufacturers. Porsche works with tire manufacturers to jointly develop the optimum tire type for each model to meet its specific performance requirements.
The N marking on these tires indicates that they have been thoroughly tested and approved by Porsche (the letter stands for “Nürburgring” where the tires are tested). The second letter after the N indicates the range. You will find more information on this subject in the technical characteristics of each tire.
For example, the Porsche 992 tire will be marked NA, indicating that it is:
N - approved by Porsche
A - developed for the Porsche 992
Porsche tires marked with an N differ from others mainly in their geometry, rubber composition and test methods. The tests cover three main areas:
1. Subjective external criteria, such as handling and driving comfort
2. External objective criteria, such as braking performance and service life.
3. Interior criteria, such as rolling resistance and performance at high speeds
During development, tire geometry and rubber composition, in particular, are tailored to Porsche vehicles. Whether it is all-season, winter, summer or sport tires, Porsche tires marked with an N stand for excellent handling and maximum driving pleasure. They also ensure that your vehicle retains its original driving performance and safety margins, even after fitting a new tire.