Vittoria's all-new lineup of tires feature some pretty significant changes compared to the company's previous versions, most notably brought on by a collaboration with carbon manufacturer Directa Plus. Vittoria partnered with the manufacturer to develop a proprietary tire compound that incorporates graphene. We've heard plenty of hype around this line of tires, and the Corsa G Plus Tubular Tire sits at the top of the lineup, distinguishing itself as the brand's racing tire with a four-compound ISOtech construction and a top-of-the-line TPI that together create a supple, versatile platform.
According to Vittoria, the new 4C construction allows for more extensive fine-tuning of the base, surface, center, and side areas, so you aren't required to sacrifice low rolling resistance for responsive grip while cornering and traction on wet roads. Our own experience aboard the Corsa G Plus confirms these claims. The inclusion of graphene is credited with enhancing the tires' traction while increasing durability, and its impressive strength-to-weight ratio keeps the tire well-suited for racing by reducing rotational mass.
Vittoria claims that the addition of graphene creates an incredibly durable tire, but for even more reassurance, it adds KEVLAR to further reinforce the core spun casing. With multiple cotton fibers twisted together to create one yarn, core spun casings are significantly stronger than typical casings, and they don't add unnecessary weight to the tire. A final element that we feel sets the Corsa G Plus apart from all training and most racing tires is its luxuriously high 320 TPI. TPI measures the number of threads per inch in a tire's casing, with higher counts equating to a tire with a suppler ride, and 320 puts the Corsa G at the highest, supplest end of the spectrum.
- Four compound construction featuring graphene
- 320 TPI